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Uwe Kamps

Uwe Kamps
Kamps in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-06-12) 12 June 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
SV Wersten 04
BV 04 Düsseldorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–2006 Borussia M'gladbach 457 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Uwe Kamps (born 12 June 1964) is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[1]

Club career

Born in Düsseldorf, Kamps joined Borussia Mönchengladbach from amateur club BV 04 Düsseldorf. On 12 March 1983 he made his debut with the first team, starting in a 3–0 home win against Arminia Bielefeld,[2] and finished his debut season in the Bundesliga with 12 games and 20 goals conceded, including four in the final round, a 6–4 success at Borussia Dortmund.

After three additional campaigns with only three matches combined, Kamps became the side's undisputed starter, going on to amass 390 top division games. In 1991–92 he lost the German Cup final to Hannover 96, after a legendary semifinal against Bayer 04 Leverkusen where he saved all four penalties from the opposition (Martin Kree, Ioan Lupescu, Heiko Herrlich and Jorginho); he would start and win the same competition in 1995, after a 3–0 final win over VfL Wolfsburg.

Kamps remained in Borussia's books until the end of 2003–04. He was influential in its 2001 return to the top level after two years of absence, appearing in 67 out of 68 matches in the second division over the two years. However, the signing of Swiss international Jörg Stiel relegated him to the bench for the following three seasons, with his only appearance coming when he was brought on as a substitute on the occasion of the club's final league match at the Bökelbergstadion in May 2004. It was his 390th Bundesliga appearance.[3]

Subsequently, Kamps continued working with his only club, as a goalkeeper coach.[4][5]




See also


  1. ^ "Kamps, Uwe" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Uwe Kamps – seit 30 Jahren Borusse" [Uwe Kamps – a Borusse for 30 years] (in German). Borussia Mönchengladbach. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Vor 10 Jahren: Das letzte Spiel am Bökelberg" [10 years ago: The last game at Bökelberg]. Westdeutsche Zeitung (in German). 20 May 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. ^ ""Man muss auch etwas verrückt sein"" ["One must be a bit crazy"] (in German). Spox. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Interview mit Uwe Kamps" [Interview with Uwe Kamps]. Rheinische Post (in German). 9 January 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2016.

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