Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Compendium to the 1976 Euros-Qualifiers-Part 8 (Group 8)


UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8


October 13, 1974 (Sofia, Bulgaria 3-Greece 3)
November 20, 1974 (Athens, Greece 2-West Germany 2)
December 18, 1974 (Athens, Greece 2-Bulgaria 1)
December 22, 1974 (Gzira, Malta 0-West Germany 1)
February 23, 1975 (Gzira, Malta 2-Greece 0)
April 27, 1975 (Sofia, Bulgaria 1-West Germany 1)
June 4, 1975 (Thessaloniki, Greece 4-Malta 0)
June 11, 1975 (Sofia, Bulgaria 5-Malta 0)
October 11, 1975 (Dusseldorf, West Germany 1-Greece 1)
November 19, 1975 (Stuttgart, West Germany 1-Bulgaria 0)
December 21, 1975 (Gzira, Malta 0-Bulgaria 2)
February 28, 1976 (Dortmund, West Germany 8-Malta 0)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
West Germany
6
3
3
0
14
4
10
9
2
Greece
6
2
3
1
12
9
3
7
3
Bulgaria
6
2
2
2
12
7
5
6
4
Malta
6
1
0
5
2
20
-18
2

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points


Date: October 13, 1974
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Bulgaria 3-Greece 3
Venue: Sofia- Vassil Levski Stadion
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Alberto Michelotti (Italy)
Goalscorers:
(Bulgaria): Hristo Bonev 2, Georgi Denev 27, 29
(Greece): Antonis Antoniadis 28, Mimis Papaioannou 86, Lakis Glezos 88    
Lineups:
Bulgaria:
Stoian Iordanov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Ivan Zafirov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Borislav Dimitrov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Sofia)  
Dimitar Penev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Krassimir Borisov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)    
Bojil Kolev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Voin Voinov  (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)    
Christo Bonev  (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   
Traiko Sokolov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Sofia)   (Pavel Panov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 74th)
Georgi Denev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Chavdar Tsvetkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia)  (Todor Barzov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 58th)

Coach: Ioncho Arsov, Dimitar Doichinov, Manol Manolov
Team Captain: Dimitar Penev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Greece:
Takis Ikonomopoulos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Theodoros Pallas (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Georgios Firos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Lakis Glezos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Kostas Iosifidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Kostas Eleftherakis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Christos Terzanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Stavros Sarafis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)  (Dimitris Dimitriou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   58th) (see Note 2)
Georgios Delikaris (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Antonis Antoniadis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas) (see Note 3)
Mimis Papaioannou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Booked: Christos Terzanidis 32, Eleftherios Pupakis 86 (as a substitute)
Team Captain: Mimis Papaioannou
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks
Note:
1-In some sources, the referee is shown as Alberto Lattanzi (Italy).
2-In another source, Konstantinos Papaioanou is shown to replace Stavros Sarafis instead of Dimitris Dimitriou.
3-In another source, Pantelis Nikolaou is shown to replace Antonis Antoniadis in the 68th minute.



Date: November 20, 1974
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Greece 2-West Germany 2
Venue: Pireaus- Yorgos Karaiskaki Stadion (Olympiakos)
Attendance: 22,000        
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)
Goalscorers:
(Greece): Georgios Delikaris 13, Kostas Eleftherakis 70     
(West Germany): Bernhard Cullmann 51, Herbert Wimmer 83
Summary of goals:
1:0 (13th minute, Greece): Domzaos’ corner was struck in at the far post by the unmarked Georgios Delikaris.
1:1 (51st minute, West Germany): After a corner, Geye passed to Cullmann, who scored.
2:1 (70th minute, Greece): A long Pass reached the unmarked Eleftherakis who scored.
2:2 (83rd minute, West Germany):  A quick counter by the West Germans, From the left side Holzenbein’s cross was headed in by Wimmer.
Lineups:
Greece:
Takis Ikonomopoulos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Ioannis Kyrastas (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Lakis Glezos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas) (Georgios Firos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki) 62nd)
Vassilis Siokos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Kostas Iosifidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Kostas Eleftherakis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Mimis Domazos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Stavros Sarafis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Christos Terzanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Mimis Papaioannou  (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) (Achilleas Aslanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 68th)
Georgios Delikaris (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Booked: Vassilis Siokos 69
Team Captain: Mimis Domazos
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1- The record 46th cap of Mimis Papaioannou.

West Germany:
Josef ‘Sepp’ Maier (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Helmut Kremers (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen)
Georg Schwarzenbeck (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Bernhard Cullmann (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V. ) (Hans-Josef ‘Jupp’ Kapellmann (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) 78th)
Herbert Wimmer (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Ulrich ‘Uli” Hoeness (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Reiner Geye (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V.)
Bernd Hölzenbein (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) (Josef Pirrung (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern) 81st)

Coach: Helmut Schön
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1-International debut for Josef Pirrung.
2-Paul Breitner was not called up and remained with Real Madrid.
3-Rainer Bonhif was not called up as he was suspended in the league for two months.
4-After the match, Beckenbauer said, “I cannot remember such a bad display from our national team as the one we gave today”.
5-West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Maier, Nigbur, Kargus
Defenders: Beckenbauer, Vogts, Schwarzenbeck, H.Kremers, Korbel, Dietz
Midfielders: Cullmann, Wimmer, Hoeness, Flohe, Kapellmann
Strikers: Holzenbein, Geye, Heynckes, Held, Seel, Pirrung
Note: Flohe would withdraw.

Photo From: Chronik des deutschen fussballs, 2005
(November 20, 1974, EC Qualifier, Greece 2-West Germany 2)



Date: December 18, 1974
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Greece 2-Bulgaria 1
Venue: Pireaus- Yorgos Karaiskaki Stadion (Olympiakos)
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)
Goalscorers:
(Greece): Stavros Sarafis 4, Antonis Antoniadis 40
(Bulgaria): Bojil Kolev 89
Lineups:
Greece:
Vassilis Konstantinou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Takis Eleftheriadis (Ethnikos Omilos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Lakis Glezos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Vassilis Siokos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Theodoros Pallas (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Kostas Eleftherakis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Stavros Sarafis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Christos Terzanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Mimis Papaioannou (captain) (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) (Ioannis Kyrastas (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas) 71st)
Antonis Antoniadis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Achilleas Aslanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Booked: Antonis Antoniadis 32, Kostas Eleftherakis 74
Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Bulgaria:
Yordan Filipov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Tsono Vassilev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Kiril Ivkov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)         
Kiril Stankov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Stefan Aladjov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)    
Bojil Kolev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Georgi Denev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Christo Bonev  (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   
Voin Voinov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   (Boris Angelov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Akademik-Sofia) 46th
Nicola Hristov (Transportno Druzestvo za Fizkulturna i Sport Dunav-Ruse)    (Chavdar Tsvetkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 69th)
Nikolai Kurbanov  (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev
Booked: Tsonio Vasilev 43
Team Captain: Kiril Ivkov
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks
Note:
1-Kostas Eleftherakis captain in the 71st minute following Mimis Papaioannou’s substitution.


Date: December 22, 1974
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Malta 0-West Germany 1
Venue: Gzira, Empire Stadium
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)
Goalscorers:
 (Malta): None
(West Germany): Bernhard Cullmann 44
Summary of goals:
0:1 (44th minute, West Germany):  From a free-kick from Bonhof, Kostedde headed goal,  Edward Darmannin saved on the Line. However, the ball came to Cullman, who shot in.
Lineups:
Malta:
Alfred Debono (Valletta Football Club)
Joe Pesu Borg
(Valetta Football Club)
John Holland (Floriana Football Club)
Edward Darmannin (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)
Eddie Vella (Valletta Football Club)
Raymond Xuereb (Floriana Football Club
Willie Vassallo (captain) (Floriana Football Club)
Edward Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) (Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 51st)
Vincent Magro (Valletta Football Club)
Toninu Camilleri (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)
Carlo Seychell (Valetta Football Club)

Coach: Terenzio Polverini
Booked: Richard Aquilina 80
Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

West Germany:
Norbert Nigbur (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen)
Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Bernhard Dietz (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg)
Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Karl-Heinz Körbel (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
Bernhard Cullmann (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V. ) (Rudolf Seliger (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg) 74th)
Rainer Bonhof (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Heinz Flohe (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V. )
Josef Pirrung (1.Fußball-Club e.V. Kaiserslautern)  (Bernd Nickel (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.) 46th)
Erwin Kostedde (Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 e.V.)
Bernd Hölzenbein (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)

Coach: Helmut Schön (Jupp Derwall stood in for Helmut Schön)
Booked: Berti Vogts 80
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1- Jupp Derwall stood in for Helmut Schön who was having an operation.
2-West Germany selected six uncapped players: Dietz, Konopka, Korbel, Bernd Nickel, Kostedde and Seliger. From these six five (all except Konopka) would make their International debut
3-Debutant Erwin Kostedde is the first black player to appear for West Germany. He is the son of a former American GI stationed in Germany.
4- West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Maier, Nigbur, Franke
Defenders: Vogts, Beckenbauer, Schwarzenbeck, H.Kremers, Dietz, Konopka, Korbel
Midfielders: Bonhof, Cullmann, Flohe, Danner, Bernd Nickel, Kapellmann
Strikers: Pirrung, Kostedde, Holzenbein, Seliger
Note: Kappellman withdrew from the squad.
          

Photo From:  45 Sena ta' Football Internazzjonali ta' Malta, Author Joseph A. Sacco
(Team Captains, December 22, 1974, EC Qualifier, Malta 0-West Germany 1)

Photo From:  Fussball Woche, Issue 9, February 23, 1976
(December 22, 1974, EC Qualifier, Malta 0-West Germany 1)

Photo From:  45 Sena ta' Football Internazzjonali ta' Malta, Author Joseph A. Sacco
(Malta squad, December 22, 1974, EC Qualifier, Malta 0-West Germany 1)

Photo From:  Fussball Woche, Issue 9, February 23, 1976
(West Germany squad, December 22, 1974, EC Qualifier, Malta 0-West Germany 1)
                           

Date: February 23, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Malta 2-Greece 0
Venue: Gzira, Empire Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Robert Mathewson (England)
Goalscorers:
(Malta): Richard Aquilina 33, Vincent Magro 79
(Greece): None
Lineups:
Malta:
Robert Gatt (Zebbug Rangers Football Club) 
George Ciantar (Floriana Football Club) 
Eddie Vella (Valletta Football Club) 
Edward Darmannin (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
John Holland (Floriana Football Club) 
Willie Vassallo (Floriana Football Club) 
Vincent Magro (Valletta Football Club) 
David Azzopardi (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)  (Carlo Seychell (Valetta Football Club) 46th)
Raymond Xuereb (Floriana Football Club) 
Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Toninu Camilleri (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 

Coach: Terenzio Polverini
Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Greece:
Vassilis Konstantinou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Theodoros Pallas (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Vassilis Siokos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Georgios Firos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Kostas Iosifidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Stavros Sarafis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Dimitris (Takis) Dimitriou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   (Dimitris Paridis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 29th) (Lakis Nikolaou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) 75th)
Mimis Domazos (captain) (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Michalis Kritikopoulos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Antonis Antoniadis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  
Mimis Papaioannou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) 

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Booked: Andonis Andoniadis
Team Captain: Mimis Domazos
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks


Photo From:  45 Sena ta' Football Internazzjonali ta' Malta, Author Joseph A. Sacco
(Malta squad, February 23, 1975, EC Qualifier, Malta 2-Greece 0)


Date: April 27, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Bulgaria 1-West Germany 1
Venue: Sofia- Vassil Levski Stadion
Attendance: 60,000        
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)
Goalscorers:
(Bulgaria): Bojil Kolev 71 pen
(West Germany): Manfred Ritschel 75 pen
Summary of goals:
1:0 (71st minute, Bulgaria): Bulgaria were awarded their penalty kick after Georgi Denev was fouled by Paul Breitner in the box. Bojil Kolev scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
1:1 (75th minute, West Germany): West Germany were awarded their penalty kick after Bernd Holzenbein was fouled in the box. Manfred Ritschel scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
Lineups:
Bulgaria:
Iordan Filipov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Ivan Zafirov
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Angel Rangelov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Todor Marev (Sportno Armejsko Fizkulturno Druzestvo Cherno more-Varna)
Milcho Evtimov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 
Bojil Kolev
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Borislav Dimitrov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Sofia)  
Pavel Panov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
Atanas Aleksandrov
(Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia)  (Radoslav Zdravkov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Sofia) 60th)
Andrei Jeliazkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 
Georgi Denev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev
Booked: Anguel Rangelov, Georgui Denev
Team Captain: Ivan Zafirov
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

West Germany:
Josef ‘Sepp’ Maier (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Paul Breitner (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
Georg Schwarzenbeck (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Rainer Bonhof (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Manfred Ritschel (Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 e.V.)
Ulrich ‘Uli” Hoeness (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.) (Karl-Heinz Körbel (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.) 74th)
Wolfgang Seel (Düsseldorfer Turn-und Sportverein Fortuna 1895 e.V.)
Gunther Netzer (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) (Bernd Hölzenbein (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.) 34th)

Coach: Helmut Schön
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Green Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1-Real Madrid based Paul Breitner and Gunter Netzer back with the squad for the first time.
2-Jupp Heynckes was injured and replaced in the 34th minute.
3-West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers:Maier, Kleff, Nigbur
Defenders: Vogts, Beckenbauer, Schwarzeneck, Breitner, Korbel, Dietz
Midfielders: Hoeneff, Bonhof, Wimmer, Netzer, Cullmann
Strikers: Holzenbein, Heynckes, E.Kremers, Seel, Dieter Muller, Ritschel
Note: Nigbur, Wimmer and Erwin Kremers withdrew. Dieter Muller was the only newcomer to the squad but was injured and did not play.

(West Germany squad, April 27, 1975, EC Qualifier, Bulgaria 1-West Germany 1)



Date: June 4, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Greece 4-Malta 0
Venue: Thessaloniki- Toumba (PAOK)      
Attendance: 18,000        
Referee: Mirjian Raus (Yugoslavia)
Goalscorers:
(Greece): Thomas Mavros 32, Antonis Antoniadis 34 pen, Kostas Iosifidis 47, Mimis Papaioannou 50
(Malta): None
Lineups:
Greece:
Stelios Papafloratos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Theodoros Pallas (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Filotas Pelios (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) (Lakis Nikolaou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) 72nd)
Kostas Iosifidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Georgios Firos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Aggelos Anastasiadis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Koulis Apostolidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Achilleas Aslanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Antonis Antoniadis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)  (Nikos Kalambakas (MAS (Makedonikos Athlitikos Syllogos) Pierikos Katerini) 67th)
Thomas Mavros (Panionios Gymnasticós Sillegós Smyrnis-Athinas)
Mimis Papaioannou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) 

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Team Captain: Mimis Papaioannou
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Malta:
Robert Gatt (Zebbug Rangers Football Club)            (Alfred Debono (Valetta Football Club) 55th)
Joe Pesu Borg (Valetta Football Club) 
Edwin Farrugia (Floriana Football Club) 
Willie Vassallo (Floriana Football Club) 
Edward Darmannin (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
John Holland (Floriana Football Club) 
Vincent Magro (Valletta Football Club) 
David Azzopardi (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Raymond Xuereb (Floriana Football Club)          
Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Carlo Seychell (Valetta Football Club)  (Toninu Camilleri (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 46th)

Coach: Terenzio Polverini
Booked: Vincent Magro
Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks
Note:
1-In another source, George Ciantar is shown to have replaced Raymond Xuereb in the 7th minute, instead of the Carlo Seychell being replaced by Toninu Camilleri.



Date: June 11, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Bulgaria 5-Malta 0
Venue: Sofia- Vassil Levski Stadion
Attendance:  27,560        
Referee: Michal Jursa (Czechoslovakia) 
Goalscorers:
(Bulgaria): Borislav Dimitrov 2, Georgi Denev 22, Pavel Panov 25, Hristo Bonev 69 pen, Kiril Milanov 71
(Malta): None
Lineups:
Bulgaria:
Iordan Filipov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Ivan Zafirov
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Todor Marev (Sportno Armejsko Fizkulturno Druzestvo Cherno more-Varna)
Milcho Evtimov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 
Kostas Isakidis (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia)   (Kiril Milanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 59th)
Nikolai Kurbanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)     (Atanas Aleksandrov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 46th)
Christo Bonev (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   
Andrei Jeliazkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 
Pavel Panov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)    
Georgi Denev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Borislav Dimitrov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Sofia)  

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev
Team Captain: Christo Bonev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Malta:
Alfred Debono (Valetta Football Club) 
George Ciantar (Floriana Football Club) 
Edwin Farrugia (Floriana Football Club) 
Eddie Vella (Valletta Football Club) 
John Holland (Floriana Football Club) 
Edward Darmannin (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Joe Pesu Borg (Valetta Football Club) 
Edward Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)  (Raymond Xuereb (Floriana Football Club)  54th)
Vincent Magro (Valletta Football Club) 
Willie Vassallo (Floriana Football Club) 
Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 

Coach: Terenzio Polverini
Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks
Note:
1-In some surces, Atanas Mikhailov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv) is shown to havr replaced Kostas Isakidis in the 59th minute instead of  Kiril Milanov.
2-In other sources, Panov is shown to have scored from the penalty kick in the 25th minute instead of Bonev in the 69th minute.


Date: October 11, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: West Germany 1-Greece 1
Venue: Düsseldorf   Rheinstadion 
Attendance: 71,000        
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
Goalscorers:
(West Germany): Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes 68
(Greece): Georgios Delikaris 78
Summary of goals:
1:0 (68th minute, West Germany): Beer passed to Breitner who lobbed a ball inside the box for Heynecks to score.
1:1 (78th minute, Greece):  Delikaris sent a long pass, the Wesr German defense believed it to be offside but the referee waved play on. Delikaris only had Maier to beat.
Lineups:
West Germany:
Josef ‘Sepp’ Maier (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Manfred Kaltz (Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.)
Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Karl-Heinz Körbel (
Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Paul Breitner (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
Bernd Hölzenbein (
Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
Erich Beer (Berliner Sport-Club Hertha 1892 e.V.)
Erwin Kostedde (Berliner Sport-Club Hertha 1892 e.V.)
Gunther Netzer (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) 

Coach: Helmut Schön
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1- West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Maier, Kargus
Defenders: Beckenbauer, Schwarzenbeck, Kaltz, Vogts, Dietz, Korbel
Midfielders: Breitner, Netzer, Beer, Stielike
Strikers: Heynckes, Holzenbein, Geye, Kostede, Gersdorff
2- Helmut Schoen, said afterwards, "There is no excuse for me…We did not play bad, but we did not have a drawback, too many goals were missed, so in the end we have to be content with the odds…..Some (players) have had too lax attitude. That was partly frivolous, as we've played……Greece has increased enormously against us, even went along the full speed. But I think the draw is still enough for us. We now need a draw against Bulgaria and a win against Malta. "

Greece:
Panagiotis Kelesidis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Ioannis Kyrastas (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Takis Synetopoulos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas) (Koulis Apostolidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 46th)
Georgios Firos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Theodoros Pallas (Gymnasticós Sillegós Aris- Thessaloniki)
Stavros Sarafis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Georgios Koudas (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) (Achilleas Aslanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 46th)
Christos Terzanidis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki)
Georgios Delikaris (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Michalis Kritikopoulos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
Mimis Papaioannou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) 

Coach: Alketas Panagoulias
Booked: Hristos Terzanidis
Team Captain: Mimis Papaioannou
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:

Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, Issue 82, October 13, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)

Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, Issue 82, October 13, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)



Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, Issue 82, October 13, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)

Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, Issue 82, October 13, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)


Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, Issue 82, October 13, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)

Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 254, December 23, 1975
(October 11, 1975, EC Qualifier, -West Germany 1-Greece 1)




Date: November 19, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: West Germany 1-Bulgaria 0
Venue: Stuttgart- Neckarstadion
Attendance: 71,000        
Referee: Alistair McKenzie (Scotland)
Goalscorers:
(West Germany): Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes 64
(Bulgaria): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (64th minute, West Germany):  A tackle by a Bulgarain defender in a challenge with Schwarzenbeck outside the box, defelcted the ball inside the box in the path of Heyneckes who scored.
Lineups:
West Germany:
1-Josef ‘Sepp’ Maier (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
2-Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
3-Bernhard Dietz (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg)
4-Georg Schwarzenbeck (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
5-Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
10-Dietmar Danner (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
7-Bernd Hölzenbein (
Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
8-Herbert Wimmer (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
9-Erich Beer (Berliner Sport-Club Hertha 1892 e.V.)
6-Ulrich Stielike (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
11-Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) 

Coach: Helmut Schön
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1- West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Maier, Kargus, Kleff
Defenders: Beckenbauer, Kaltz, Schwarzenbeck, Vogts, Dietz, Korbel, Reichel
Midfielders: Wimmer, Stielike, Danner, Cullmann, Bongartz
Strikers: Holzenbein, Heynckes, Beer, E.Kremers, Pirrung
Note: Bongartz, Kleff, Kaltz and Korbel withdrew. Reichel and Kargus were the newcomers to the squad.

Bulgaria:
1-Iordan Filipov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
2-Ivan Zafirov
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
6-Boris Angelov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Akademik-Sofia) 
3-Kiril Ivkov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
4-Tsonio Vasilev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
5-Bojil Kolev
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    (12-Pavel Panov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 75th)
8-Christo Bonev (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   
10-Angel Rangelov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
7-
Atanas Aleksandrov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia)   (16-Voin Voinov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 76th)
9-Kiril Milanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
11-Chavdar Tsvetkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev
Team Captain: Christo Bonev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Green Shorts, Red Socks

Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer (West Germany squad, November 19, 1975, EC Qualifier, West Germany 1-Bulgaria 0)



Date: December 21, 1975
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: Malta 0-Bulgaria 2
Venue: Gzira, Empire Stadium
Attendance: 7,174
Referee: Norbert Rolles (Luxemburg) 
Goalscorers:
(Malta): None
(Bulgaria): Pavel Panov 69, Iordan Iordanov 83
Lineups:
Malta:
Alfred Debono (Valetta Football Club) 
Sunny Gouder (Hibernians Football Club-Paola) (Eddie Vella (Valletta Football Club) 46th)
Edwin Farrugia (Floriana Football Club) 
Edward Darmannin (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
John Holland (Floriana Football Club) 
Willie Vassallo (Floriana Football Club) 
Vincent Magro (Valletta Football Club) (Chris Vella (Hibernians Football Club-Paola) 89th)
David Azzopardi (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Edward Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 
Carlo Seychell (Valetta Football Club) 

Coach: Terenzio Polverini
Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks

Bulgaria:
Georgi Tihanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Akademik-Sofia) 
Ivan Zafirov
(CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)     (Iordan Iordanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia) 46th)
Kiril Ivkov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
Tsono Vassilev (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)    
Boris Angelov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Akademik-Sofia) 
Angel Rangelov (CSKA (Centralnij Sport Klub Armija) Septemvri zname-Sofia)  
Voin Voinov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
Christo Bonev (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Lokomotiv-Plovdiv)   
Kiril Milanov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)   
Pavel Panov (Druzestvo za Fizkultura i Sport Levski-Spartak – Sofia)    
Chavdar Tsvetkov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia)  (Atanas Aleksandrov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) 68th)

Coach: Stoian Ormandjiev
Team Captain: Christo Bonev
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: ?? Shirts, ?? Shorts, ?? Socks
Note:
1-In some sources, Vano Kostov (Druzestvo za Fizikultura i Sport Slavia –Sofia) is shown to have replaced Chavdar Tsvetkov in the 68th minute, instead of Chavdar Tsvetkov.


Date: February 28, 1976
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifiers-Group 8
Result: West Germany 8-Malta 0
Venue: Dortmund-Westfalenstadion
Attendance: 54,000        
Referee: Marion Kuston (Poland)
Goalscorers:
(West Germany): Ronald Worm 5, 27, Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes 34, 58, Erich Beer 41 pen, 77, Berti Vogts 82, Bernd Hölzenbein 87
(Malta): None
Summary of goals:
1:0 (5th minute, West Germany): Dietz passed to Worm who shot in the lower corner.
2:0 (27th minute, West Germany): Holzenbein crossed into the middle for Worm who scored.
3:0 (34th minute, West Germany): Diezt passed to Worm. He crossed for Heynckes who controlled the ball with his chest and went to score.
4:0 (41st minute, West Germany): Malta goalkeeper Charles Sciberras fouled Heynckes in the box. Beer scored from the ensuing penalty kick.
5:0 (58th minute, West Germany): Dietz crossed for Heynckes to score.
6:0 (77th minute, West Germany): Beckenbauer released Beer who went on to score.
7:0 (82nd minute, West Germany): Bongartz set up Vogts to score.
8:0 (87th minute, West Germany): A throw-in from Bongartz to Bernd Hölzenbein who scored from a long range shot.
Lineups:
West Germany:
Josef ‘Sepp’ Maier (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Hans-Hubert ‘Berti’ Vogts (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Bernhard Dietz (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg)
Georg Schwarzenbeck (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Franz Beckenbauer (Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.)
Erich Beer (Berliner Sport-Club Hertha 1892 e.V.)
Bernd Hölzenbein (
Eintracht Frankfurt e.V.)
Herbert Wimmer (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) (Hannes Bongartz (Fußball Club Schalke von 1904- Gelsenkirchen) 56th)
Ronald Worm (Meidericher Spielverein 02 e.V. Duisburg)
Ulrich Stielike (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach) (Bernhard Cullmann (1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e.V.) 46th)
Josef ‘Jupp’Heynckes (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)

Coach: Helmut Schön
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks
Note:
1- West Germany Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Maier, Kargus
Defenders: Vogts, Beckenbauer, Schwarzenbeck, Dietz, Reichel
Midfielders: Wimmer, Beer, Stielike, Cullmann, Bonhof
Strikers: Holzenbein, Worm, Heynckes and Bongartz,
2-Internatioanl debut for Bongartz.
3-Berti Vogts scored for the fisrtg time in his 69th cap.

Malta:
Charles Sciberras (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)
Oliver Losco
(Sliema Wanderers Football Club)
John Holland (Floriana Football Club)
Sunny Gouder (Hibernians Football Club-Paola) 
Edwin Farrugia (Floriana Football Club)
Richard Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club)
Willie Vassallo (Floriana Football Club)
Denis Fenech (Valletta Football Club)
Vincent Magro (Valletta
Football Club)  (Carlo Seychell (Valetta Football Club) )
Raymond Xuereb (Floriana Football Club)
Mario Lo Porto (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) (Edward Aquilina (Sliema Wanderers Football Club) 46th)

Coach: Terenzio Polverini

Team Captain: Willie Vassallo
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks


Photo From: Calcio 2000, Issue 24, November 1999
(February 28, 1976, EC Qualifier, West Germany 8-Malta 0)

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