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 Günter BERNARD 1965-1972 
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Name: Günter Bernard

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Country: :GER: Germany
Club: SV Werder Bremen
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 26-33 years (04/11/1939)

Height: 179 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 87
Balance: 84
Stamina: 68
Top Speed: 73
Acceleration: 75
Response: 91
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 53
Dribble Speed: 57
Short Pass Accuracy: 56
Short Pass Speed: 62
Long Pass Accuracy: 59
Long Pass Speed: 66
Shot Accuracy: 46
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 47
Free Kick Accuracy: 46
Curling: 48
Header: 49
Jump: 85
Technique: 57
Aggression: 61
Mentality: 80
Keeper Skills: 88
Team Work: 81

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Growth Type: Early Lasting


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Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


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Another one high quality German keeper who didn't have too much chance in NT due to abundance of great keepers in Germany at the time (although I must say Germany always produced excellent keepers) like Tilkowski, Fahrian, Manglitz and later Kleff and Maier. Bernard was keeper with excellent reflexes, good speed on the line and great positioning. He was occassionally "weak" on long range shots and had some problems with the c ontrol of the box. But he was mentally and physicalli strong, intelligent and knew to set his defenders excellent. Günter Bernard started his career in 1954 as a field player 1 FC Schweinfurt 05th After two years he moved to the door and were already at age 18 in his debut in a league of South 1.Mannschaft. As he deals with Schweinfurt 05 not qualified for the newly formed league, he moved after he also received the first FC Nürnberg had heard, before the 1963-64 season Werder Bremen. His first Bundesliga season, however, was marked by injury problems. At a torn ligament was followed by a meniscus operation. Until 19 Gameday celebrated with a 2-0 victory over the 1 FC Kaiserslautern his comeback. In the next few games he has, however, not a happy character. Against 1 FC Cologne, he caught himself a 40-yard shot and also in the 0:7-swatter against Eintracht Frankfurt took several hits to his cap. Despite that, had the games in which were to be factual goalkeeping and his tremendous speed of response in the foreground, predominated. As Werder before the 1964-65 season with Horst-Dieter Heinz Steinmann Höttges and undertook two new defenders, Bernard remained in 12 games this season without conceding a goal, and the myth of the "Bremer Concrete" was born. This was also a reason that Bernard, who had contested as only one of his team all the games, with Werder on the final day against 1 FC Nuremberg celebrated the championship. The following season he was still a great support and also impressed in the European Cup games. The 1968 season Werder Bremen then ended on a good second place. In the following years he was in the club but not without controversy. Except on the basis of his height Bernard had always had problems with the control box, was like this but by a perfect positional play and an unshakable calm. He won against Klaus Lambertz, Karl Lowe and Fritz Stefen. In the 1970/71 season saw Bernard probably the strangest game of his career when most 27.Match against Borussia Moenchengladbach at the 88th Bökelberg Minute after Bernard had before with excellent saves his team secured the 1-1, Gladbach Laumen Herbert was at a head ball into the goal net and broke as a result the wooden posts and the gate collapsed. Once the gate could not be raised again, the game was stopped and scored 2-0 to Bremen. Following the commitment by Dieter Burdenski Bernard should really move into the second term, however, Burdenksi had broken leg and so it was the 33-year old Bernard who became popular again. It was at this time the goalkeeper with most Bundesliga appearances. After this season, he then took voluntary on the bench in 1974 and played with a testimonial match against an international selection of players like Franz Beckenbauer, Uwe Seeler, Hoeness and Enver Marić adopted. Bernard moved once more to the amateur league Atlas Delmenhorst and finished his playing career for good. Then he took a job as a sales manager for a sportswear company. Günter Bernard came in 1961, the first time in contact with the DFB and made ​​despite strong competition from Manfred and Wolfgang Fahrian Manglitz to 4 missions in the junior national team under 23. His debut in the senior national team, he was in the 2nd half against France on 24 October 1962 in front of 75,000 spectators in Stuttgart's Neckar Stadium, which ended 2-2. It was followed by another game this year. Due to strong performance in the Bundesliga, he was in 1966 on two other missions, and he was appointed to the German squad for the World Cup in 1966, remained there, however, without an assignment. After the World Cup, he stood in the shadow of Sepp Maier. His last international match played on 9 use Günter Bernard May 1968 in Wales, when he was in the 26th Minute was a substitute. He finished his career upset in the national team because he gives Maier and Horst Wolter felt unfairly treated. Bernard made ​​a total of five matches, but sat on the bench at almost 25, so he was considered as a "perpetual reserve.

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