Jupp Heynckes took charge his last-ever game in football when he led Bayern Munich out against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Jupp Heynckes took charge his last-ever game in football when he led Bayern Munich out against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final. - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Jupp Heynckes: The records behind a Bundesliga legend with Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach


When Jupp Heynckes was born on 9 May 1945, the world was a very different place. Born in Mönchengladbach just one day after the end of World War Two in Europe, few could have foreseen a footballing career that would endure through to 2018 and leave a lasting impression on German football like no other.

In homage to Don Jupp, bundesliga.com takes a look at the record-breaking numbers behind the Bayern Munich coach's career following his last-ever match against Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup final.


The number he will forever be associated with in Munich for the number of titles he won in the 2012/13 season. Lifting the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League trophies in a single campaign, he became the first and only German coach in history to win the treble.

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Heynckes is one of just six people in history to win the Bundesliga as both a player and a coach. He joins Felix Magath, Franz Beckenbauer, Matthias Sammer, Thomas Schaaf and Helmut Benthaus on the exclusive list.


The septuagenarian has taken charge of six clubs in Germany. Over half of his games were with his hometown club Borussia Mönchengladbach (574 – 283 as a player, 291 as a coach). He also made 86 appearances for Hannover, before going on to coach Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern, where he has spent four spells in charge.


Not always a winner, Heynckes has finished second in the Bundesliga on seven occasions – twice as a player (1974 and 1978) and five as a coach (1988, 1991, 2009, 2011 and 2012).


On Saturday he will lift the Bundesliga Meisterschale for an eighth time. It will be his fourth winner’s medal as a coach (1989, 1990, 2013 and 2018) to go with the four he won as a player at Gladbach (1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977). Only six other people have as many in their collection: Udo Lattek (8 as a coach), Oliver Kahn, Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery, Mehmet Scholl and Bastian Schweinsteiger (all 8 as players).


Not just a Bundesliga legend, Don Jupp has been a coaching force on the continent as well. Three times he’s reached the final of the Champions League with Bayern and Real Madrid, twice he’s lifted the trophy. He also holds the record for most consecutive victories in the competition at 12.


When he lifted the Bundesliga in 2013, Heynckes broke the record for longest time between titles in the league as a coach. He had previously won it 23 years earlier in 1990 with Bayern.


That 2013 triumph was already achieved at the age of 68, which made him the oldest coach in history to win the Bundesliga. He has now broken his own record, although he is not the oldest person to lead a team in the German top flight – Otto Rehhagel (73 with Hertha Berlin) and Fred Schulz (74 with Werder Bremen) pip Heynckes there.


That treble-winning season set further records as Bayern notched up 91 points and a goal difference of +80 on their way to the title. Both remain league records.


When Bayern face Stuttgart at the weekend, Heynckes will meet Tayfun Korkut in the opposition dugout for the first time. He will be the 178th different coach the current Munich boss has faced in the Bundesliga – of course, another record.


In his 369th and final match as a player in the Bundesliga, Heynckes netted five goals for the first time in his career as Gladbach beat Borussia Dortmund 12-0 in the biggest league victory of the Bundesliga era. It took his tally of goals in the German top flight to 220 – third on the all-time scoring chart behind Gerd Müller and Klaus Fischer.


The 73-year-old has amassed an eye-watering 518 victories both on the pitch and on the touchline in the Bundesliga. No one else even comes close to that record (Rehhagel follows on 457).


Following 369 matches as a player in the league, Heynckes will take charge of his 669th (and he insists final) Bundesliga game as a coach on Saturday. It takes his total appearances to a record 1,038 having recently overtaken Rehhagel (1,033) to claim it outright. The pair remain the only people in history to have featured in over 1,000 Bundesliga matches.


When Heynckes leads Bayern out at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, it will bring to an end a Bundesliga career that has spanned 19,264 days. That works out at 52 years and 271 days since he made his top-flight debut as a player on 14 August 1965 for Gladbach against Borussia Neunkirchen.

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