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Sunday, 28 June 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-GERMAN " JIMMY HARTWIG " IS A RETIRED GERMAN FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO PLAYED FOR KICKERS OFFENBACH, TVS 1860 : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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                          Jimmy Hartwig


Jimmy Hartwig
Jimmy Hartwig auf dem Oktoberfest 2012.JPG
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Hartwig
Date of birth5 October 1954 (age 60)
Place of birthOffenbach am MainWest Germany
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1973–1974Kickers Offenbach4(0)
1974–1978TSV 1860 München121(16)
1978–1984Hamburger SV182(47)
1984–19861. FC Köln24(5)
1986Austria Salzburg
1986–1988FC Homburg4(0)
National team
1979West Germany2(0)
Teams managed
1989FC Augsburg
1990FC Sachsen Leipzig
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
William "Jimmy" Hartwig (born 5 October 1954) is a retired German football player.[1] He played for Kickers OffenbachTSV 1860 MünchenHamburger SV1. FC Köln and FC Homburg of the Bundesliga and for Austria Salzburg of Austria. The son of an African-American soldier and a German mother, Hartwig was one of the first black players in German and Austrian football.[citation needed]
Hartwig won the European Cup in 1983 with Hamburger SV, and was three times German league champion in 1979, 1982 und 1983 and three times league runner-up with Hamburger SV. He also earned two caps for the German national team, making him only the second non-white player (after Erwin Kostedde) to achieve this feat.
After his playing career, Hartwig worked as a coach at FC Augsburg in 1989[2] and FC Sachsen Leipzig in 1990.[3] He entered the TV business, where he has been working ever since,[3] whilst also appearing in the theatre as an actor.[4]

Honours

Personal life

In his 1994 autobiography, Hartwig described his tough childhood in the city of Offenbach am Main where he was born. He recounted a childhood full of poverty and anti-black racism, with only his mother as support; his biological father never took care of him.
Hartwig is married for the fourth time and has three children.[3]

Singing

In 1980, the single Mama Calypso was released, with Sometimes on the reverse side, on the RCA label.[5]

Autobiography

  • Jimmy Hartwig: „Ich möchte noch so viel tun …“ Meine Kindheit, meine Karriere, meine Krankheit; Bergisch Gladbach 1994; ISBN 3-404-61309-0
  • Jimmy Hartwig: „Ich bin ein Kämpfer geblieben“ Meine Siege, meine Krisen, mein Leben, Berlin, Siebenhaar-Verlag 2010; ISBN 3-936962-86-3