Mar 30, 1952
|Age||70 years old|
Champions League (1976)
Coupe du Monde des Clubs (1976)
Having debuted in his hometown, Beckum in Germany, Udo Horsmann made his professional debut with Bayern Munich, who he had joined in 1975. He would spent the vast majority of his career there, winning the old European Cup in 1976. This athletic defender would prove to be a lynchpin in Bayern's defence, although he would never know the joy of getting an international call-up in spite of his consistancy at club level, and two League Championship title medals in the Bundesliga in 1980 and 1981, At the end of 8 fulfilling seasons, he migrated to Brittany to help out Stade Rennais, who had just been promoted to the French First Division. Rennes had made a quality signing, with the objective of remaining in the top flight. Horsmann would form a solid pairing at the heart of Rennes defence with Dominique Marais, but his stay at the Breton club would be a short one, lasting a single season. Despite having a full season under his belt, his overall experience was a disappointing one, Rennes finishing rock bottom of the league with the worst defensive record. In 1984, he returned to Germany to sign for 1.FC Nürnberg in the Second Division, where he would be released at the end of the season following a team protest against the then First-Team Manager. He would ultimately end his professional playing days at TSV 1860 München in 1986, before playing on in Amateur football with FSV München.