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Helmuth Johannsen

Helmuth Johannsen
Johannsen managing Braunschweig in 1963
Personal information
Date of birth (1920-02-27)27 February 1920
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany[1]
Date of death 3 November 1998(1998-11-03) (aged 78)
Place of death Hamburg, Germany[2]
Youth career
FC St. Pauli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
FC St. Pauli
Managerial career
1950–1954 TuS Bremerhaven 93
1954–1961 Holstein Kiel
1961–1963 1. FC Saarbrücken
1963–1970 Eintracht Braunschweig
1970–1971 Hannover 96
1972–1975 SV Röchling Völklingen
1975–1976 Tennis Borussia Berlin
1976–1979 Grasshoppers
1979–1981 VfL Bochum
1981–1985 St. Gallen
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Helmuth Johannsen (27 February 1920 – 3 November 1998) was a German professional football player and manager.

Johannsen played for St. Pauli, a club which he also served as vice-president for a year from 1987 to 1988, but a war injury forced him to give up his playing career early.[3] After World War II he went on to become a manager, most notably leading Eintracht Braunschweig to a surprising Bundesliga championship in 1966–67.[4]

From early May to the end of June 1965 he spent a few weeks on loan from Braunschweig at Holstein Kiel taking the champions of the northern division of the then national second tier Regionalliga, through the matches of the promotion series for the Bundesliga, but finishing only third in a pool of four teams, behind Borussia Mönchengladbach around their young stars Günter Netzer and Jupp Heynckes, and SSV Reutlingen from the state of Baden-Württemberg.

He also worked in Switzerland, winning the Swiss championship in 1978 with Grasshopper Club Zürich, and also reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup the same year.



Eintracht Braunschweig



  • Swiss Manager of the Year: 1984[5]


  1. ^ "Trauer um Helmuth Johannsen" (in German). Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Gestorben: Helmut Johannsen". Der Spiegel (in German). No. 46/1998. 9 November 1998. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Johannsen: Fußball-Fachmann und Meistercoach" (in German). Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Eintracht mit Minimalismus zur Meisterschaft" (in German). Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Switzerland – Footballer of the Year". Retrieved 11 December 2012.
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