Franz Roth

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Franz Roth
Bulle Roth playing for Bayern.
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-04-27) 27 April 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Memmingen, Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1964 TSV Bertoldshofen
1964–1966 SpVgg Kaufbeuren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1978 FC Bayern Munich 322 (72)
1978–1979 SV Casino Salzburg 31 (1)
1980 SV Sandhausen 8 (0)
1980–1985 TSV Mindelheim
Total 371 (73)
National team
1967–1970 West Germany 4 (0)
1969 West Germany U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franz "Bulle" Roth (born 27 April 1946 in Memmingen) is a former German footballer. He earned four caps for the Germany national football team and was nicknamed "the Bull" due to his physical playing style.

Roth was a big game player and had a knack of scoring important goals in massive games for Bayern Munich. He scored the only goal of the 1967 European Cup Winners' Cup Final against Rangers in extra time, which was enough to give Bayern victory, and their first triumph in European competition.[2] He opened the scoring in the 1975 European Cup Final win over Leeds United, a game in which Roth won the midfield battle against Billy Bremner. Roth scored for the third time in the final of a European competition, with his 57th-minute strike against AS Saint-Étienne 1976 European Cup Final enough to give Bayern a 1–0 victory, and retain the European Cup for the third straight season.[3]

Roth is one of the most decorated players in Bayern Munich history and has been voted into their Hall of Fame.[4]



  1. ^ "Roth, Franz" (in German). Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Franz „Bulle" Roth: „Kraft muss man von Geburt an haben"" (in German). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "1975/76: Roth completes Bayern hat-trick". 12 May 1976. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 

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