Sepp Wunderlich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErhard "Sepp"•Wunderlich
Used nameSepp•Wunderlich
Born14 December 1956 in Augsburg, Bayern (GER)
Died4 October 2012 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements204 cm / 103 kg
AffiliationsTSV Milbertshofen, München (GER)
NOC West Germany


Sepp Wunderlich was one of the best West-German handball players in the late 1970s and early 80s. Wunderlich started his career with FC Augsburg and from 1976-83 played for VfL Gummersbach. With Gummersbach, Wunderlich won West German titles in 1976, 1982 and 1983; West German Cups in 1978-79 and 1982-83; EHF Champions League in 1983; EHF Cup Winners’ Cup in 1978-79; EHF Cup in 1982; and EHF Champions Trophy in 1979 and 1983. Wunderlich was also the top goal scorer at the West German championships in 1982 and 1983 and was selected as West German handballer of the year in 1981 and 1982.

From 1983-84, Wunderlich played one season in Spain with FC Barcelona and then finished his career playing with TVS Milbertshofen from 1984-93, except for a spell with VfL Bad Schwartau in 1989-91. Wunderlich was capped 140 times with the West German national team from 1976-86, scoring 504 goals. Wunderlich won an Olympic silver in 1984 and was World Champion in 1978. After finishing his sporting career, Wunderlich worked as a handball coach with TVS Milbertshofen and VfL Bad Schwartau.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Handball FRG Sepp Wunderlich
Handball, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver