Manni Kaltz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameManfred "Manni"•Kaltz
Used nameManni•Kaltz
Born6 January 1953 in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements182 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsHamburger SV, Hamburg (GER)
NOC West Germany


Right-back Manni Kaltz was a member of the West German football team beaten 3-2 by East Germany in their deciding second group stage game at the 1972 München home Olympics.

Kaltz won seven West German amateur caps in 1972, and also played 69 matches with the senior West German national team from 1975-83, scoring eight goals.

In 1980, Kaitz was in the West German team that won the European Championship, and was subsequently awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. In 1982, he was in the team that lost 3-1 to Italy in the final of the FIFA World Cup, He had previously taken part in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

Domestically, Kaltz played 581 matches in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV from 1971-91, and scored 76 goals (53 of them penalties). With Hamburg he won the West German Cup in 1976 and 1987, the West German Championship in 1979, 1982, and 1983. In 1977 he helped Hamburg win the European Cup-winners’ Cup, and in 1983, the European Champions’ Cup. Kaltz was well known for his banana crosses.

In 1989-90 he moved to France, to play with FC Mulhouse and Girondins Bordeaux. Kaltz later turned to coaching and led an own football camp for youth players in Hamburg. In 2014 he also took over as youth coach at VfL Bochum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Football (Football) FRG Manni Kaltz
Football, Men (Olympic) West Germany =5