Willi Landgraf
Willi Landgraf is a retired German
The Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe. The English term Germans has referred to the German-speaking population of the Holy Roman Empire since the Late Middle Ages....

 soccer player, last playing for the amateurs of Schalke 04.


He is the record holder of games played in the Second Bundesliga with 508 games. He notably never played a single game in the Bundesliga. Most of Landgraf's games were for Rot-Weiß Essen and for Alemannia Aachen
Alemannia Aachen
Alemannia Aachen is a German football club from the western city of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. A long term fixture of the country's second division, Alemannia enjoyed a three-year turn in the top flight in the late 1960s and, after a successful 2005–06 campaign, returned to first division play...


Landgraf was well-known for his honest, blue-collar approach to soccer and was regarded as a great fan favourite even of fans who did not follow his teams.

At age 37, he seemed to finally achieve his dream of playing his first Bundesliga match, when his club Alemannia Aachen were promoted. However, Landgraf (who had been benched most of the season because his younger rival outplayed him) declined to hang on as a "mercy player" and went to the amateurs of Schalke 04, and intends to make his trainer's license.

Coaching career

Langraf would be work as Assistant Coach by Alemannia Aachen II, the contract was cancelled and he will be working with his last club FC Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as simply FC Schalke 04 or Schalke , is a German, association-football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Schalke has long been one of the most popular football teams in Germany, even though major...

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