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 Hans TILKOWSKI 1963-1967 
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Name: Hans Tilkowski

Nicknames: "Til", "Schwarzer Hans"


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Country: :GER: Germany
Clubs: Borussia Dortmund
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 28-32 years (12/07/1935)

Height: 182 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 95
Balance: 82
Stamina: 63
Top Speed: 67
Acceleration: 68
Response: 92
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 55
Dribble Speed: 57
Short Pass Accuracy: 58
Short Pass Speed: 56
Long Pass Accuracy: 60
Long Pass Speed: 61
Shot Accuracy: 49
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 47
Free Kick Accuracy: 48
Curling: 49
Header: 53
Jump: 85
Technique: 59
Aggression: 57
Mentality: 77
Keeper Skills: 89
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 5
Growth Type: Standard

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S12 1-on-1 Keeper

SPECIAL ABILITIES: 1-1 Stopper

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


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Hans Tilkowski was calm keeper with perfect positioning on the line, with very good reflexes and ball handling. He was very ambitious, prudent, objective and strong as well since he practiced boxing in his youth. Nicknamed 'black Hans' because of his black outfit, he was renowned for his excellent positioning, lightning fast reflexes and good technical skills with his feet as well as his calming presence. He joined Westfalia Herne in 1955 aged 20 and immediately became their standard goalkeeper. 18 months later he played his first international game for Germany and after the 1958 World Cup, Tilkowski became the number one goalkeeper under Sepp Herberger. His international breakthrough season was 1958-59 due to his impressive record keeping the goal of Herne, when he only conceded 23 goals in 30 games, which was unheard of in those days. It came as a total shock to Tilkowski and anybody else when Sepp Herberger decided to make the young, unproven Wolfgang Fahrian the no. 1 goalkeeper of Germany for the 1962 W0rld Cup in Chile. According to legend, the otherwise so prudent Tilkowski smashed the interior of his hotel chamber in a rage of anger. Apparently Sepp Herberger did not approve of that and for the next two years, Tilkowski and the German national team were strangers. In 1964, shortly before Herberger retired, the two made up again and Tilkowski returned to play in the German goal. During these years, Tilkowski was considered to be a goalkeeper sans-pareil in Germany. He was duly voted 'German Footballer of the Year' in 1965, the first time this honour was bestowed upon a goalkeeper. Between 1957 and 1967 denied Tilkowski 39 caps for the DFB, including 18 as a player from Westfalia Herne and 21 in his time with Borussia Dortmund. He died in 2020.

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