Sepp Maier

Date of birth28 February 1944
Place of birthHaar
NationalityGerman
PositionGoalkeeper

Sepp Maier, nicknamed 'The Cat' for his ability to leap to every ball, made his reputation and his career with Bayern Munich between 1965 and 1979.

With Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller, he was part of the backbone of Bayern's team of the 1970s which won many titles.

Sepp won four German championships (1968-69, 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1973-74), four Cups (1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69 and 1970–71) and three Champions League in a row (1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76).

With the West German national team, he lifted the 1974 World Cup (finalist in 1966) and became the most capped goalkeeper for Germany (95 games).

Sepp beat the record of uninterrupted presence in league games with 447 games in a row in 13 seasons, a series that only a car accident interrupted, as his career ended at just 29 years old.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bayern München 01 Jul 1962 01 Jul 1979

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Bayern München Bundesliga 34


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Aug 1969 Bayern München v Rot Weiss Essen W 4-0 Bundesliga 1
23 Aug 1969 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayern München L 2-1 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 1969 Bayern München v Eintracht Frankfurt W 2-1 Bundesliga 3
06 Sep 1969 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Bayern München D 0-0 Bundesliga 4
12 Sep 1969 Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund W 3-0 Bundesliga 5
27 Sep 1969 Eintracht Braunschweig v Bayern München W 0-4 Bundesliga 6
04 Oct 1969 Bayern München v Werder Bremen W 4-1 Bundesliga 7
10 Oct 1969 MSV Duisburg v Bayern München L 4-2 Bundesliga 8
15 Oct 1969 Bayern München v TSV 1860 München W 2-0 Bundesliga 9
25 Oct 1969 Alemannia Aachen v Bayern München W 1-3 Bundesliga 10
30 Oct 1969 Bayern München v Hertha Berlin L 1-2 Bundesliga 11
08 Nov 1969 VfB Stuttgart v Bayern München W 2-3 Bundesliga 12
15 Nov 1969 Bayern München v 1.FC Köln L 1-2 Bundesliga 13
29 Nov 1969 Hannover 96 v Bayern München W 0-1 Bundesliga 14
06 Dec 1969 Bayern München v Hamburger SV W 2-1 Bundesliga 15
13 Dec 1969 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen v Bayern München D 3-3 Bundesliga 16
31 Jan 1970 Bayern München v 1.FC Kaiserslautern D 1-1 Bundesliga 21
07 Feb 1970 Borussia Dortmund v Bayern München W 1-3 Bundesliga 22
14 Feb 1970 Bayern München v Eintracht Braunschweig W 5-1 Bundesliga 23
25 Feb 1970 Bayern München v Schalke 04 W 6-0 Bundesliga 17
28 Feb 1970 Bayern München v MSV Duisburg W 2-0 Bundesliga 25
03 Mar 1970 Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern München L 2-1 Bundesliga 20
07 Mar 1970 TSV 1860 München v Bayern München L 2-1 Bundesliga 26
11 Mar 1970 Rot Weiss Essen v Bayern München D 1-1 Bundesliga 18
14 Mar 1970 Bayern München v Alemannia Aachen W 6-0 Bundesliga 27
21 Mar 1970 Hertha Berlin v Bayern München W 0-4 Bundesliga 28
28 Mar 1970 Bayern München v VfB Stuttgart L 1-2 Bundesliga 29
04 Apr 1970 1.FC Köln v Bayern München W 0-2 Bundesliga 30
11 Apr 1970 Bayern München v Hannover 96 W 7-2 Bundesliga 31
15 Apr 1970 Bayern München v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 19
18 Apr 1970 Hamburger SV v Bayern München W 1-3 Bundesliga 32
21 Apr 1970 Werder Bremen v Bayern München L 1-0 Bundesliga 24
30 Apr 1970 Bayern München v Rot-Weiß Oberhausen W 6-2 Bundesliga 33
03 May 1970 Schalke 04 v Bayern München D 2-2 Bundesliga 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 Germany UEFA Under-18 4
1960-61 Germany Under-18 1
1961-62 Germany UEFA Under-18 3
1961-62 Germany Under-18 2
1962-63 Germany UEFA Amateur Cup 4
1965-66 Germany International Friendly 1
1966-67 Germany International Friendly 3
1966-67 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1967-68 Germany International Friendly 2
1967-68 Germany UEFA European Championship 1
1968-69 Germany FIFA World Cup 3
1
1968-69 Germany International Friendly 4
1969-70 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1969-70 Germany International Friendly 2
1970-71 Germany International Friendly 3
1970-71 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
1971-72 Germany International Friendly 4
1971-72 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
1972-73 Germany International Friendly 4
1973-74 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
1973-74 Germany International Friendly 4
1
1974-75 Germany International Friendly 3
1974-75 Germany UEFA European Championship 2
1975-76 Germany International Friendly 1
1975-76 Germany UEFA European Championship 7
1976-77 Germany International Friendly 6
1977-78 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1
1977-78 Germany International Friendly 7
1978-79 Germany International Friendly 4
1978-79 Germany UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Mar 1961 West Germany v Belgium W 4-0 UEFA U18 Group B
02 Apr 1961 West Germany v Romania D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group B
04 Apr 1961 West Germany v Netherlands W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group B
06 Apr 1961 Poland v West Germany L 2-1 UEFA U18 Semi-final
17 Jun 1961 West Germany v Switzerland W 4-1 U18
31 Mar 1962 England v Germany L 1-0 Under 18
20 Apr 1962 West Germany v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group A
22 Apr 1962 West Germany v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group A
24 Apr 1962 Romania v West Germany L 3-0 UEFA U18 Group A
24 Jun 1962 West Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 U18
15 May 1963 West Germany v Netherlands W 1-0 EAC Group B
18 May 1963 England v West Germany W 0-1 EAC Group B
20 May 1963 West Germany v France W 4-2 EAC Group B
22 May 1963 Scotland v West Germany L 5-2 EAC Final
04 May 1966 Republic of Ireland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
12 Oct 1966 Turkey v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
19 Nov 1966 West Germany v Norway W 3-0 International Friendly
22 Mar 1967 West Germany v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
03 May 1967 Yugoslavia v Germany L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
27 Sep 1967 West Germany v France W 5-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 1967 Germany v Yugoslavia W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Mar 1968 Belgium v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
25 Sep 1968 France v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1968 Austria v West Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Dec 1968 Brazil v West Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Dec 1968 Mexico v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 1969 West Germany v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Apr 1969 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
10 May 1969 West Germany v Austria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
21 May 1969 West Germany v Cyprus W 12-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
24 Sep 1969 Bulgaria v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Oct 1969 West Germany v Scotland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
08 Apr 1970 Germany v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1970 Morocco v Germany W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
07 Jun 1970 Bulgaria v Germany W 2-5 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 1970 Peru v Germany W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 1970 Germany v England W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
17 Jun 1970 Germany v Italy L 3-4 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
09 Sep 1970 West Germany v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1970 Germany v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Nov 1970 Yugoslavia v West Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Feb 1971 Albania v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
25 Apr 1971 Turkey v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Jun 1971 Germany v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
27 Jun 1971 Sweden v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1971 Denmark v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
08 Sep 1971 West Germany v Mexico W 5-0 International Friendly
10 Oct 1971 Poland v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
17 Nov 1971 Germany v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
29 Mar 1972 Hungary v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Apr 1972 England v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 1st leg
13 May 1972 Germany v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 2nd leg
26 May 1972 West Germany v USSR W 4-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 1972 Belgium v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
18 Jun 1972 Germany v USSR W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Final
15 Nov 1972 West Germany v Switzerland W 5-1 International Friendly
14 Feb 1973 West Germany v Argentina L 2-3 International Friendly
09 May 1973 West Germany v Yugoslavia L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 1973 West Germany v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
14 Nov 1973 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Nov 1973 West Germany v Spain W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Feb 1974 Italy v West Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1974 Germany v Scotland W 2-1 International Friendly
01 May 1974 West Germany v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 1974 Germany v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
18 Jun 1974 Germany v Australia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
22 Jun 1974 Germany v German Democratic Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
26 Jun 1974 Germany v Yugoslavia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
30 Jun 1974 Germany v Sweden W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
03 Jul 1974 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
07 Jul 1974 Germany v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Final
04 Sep 1974 Switzerland v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
20 Nov 1974 Greece v Germany D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
12 Mar 1975 England v West Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1975 Bulgaria v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
17 May 1975 West Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 1975 Austria v West Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 1975 Germany v Greece D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
19 Nov 1975 Germany v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
28 Feb 1976 Germany v Malta W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
24 Apr 1976 Spain v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 1st leg
22 May 1976 Germany v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final 2nd leg
17 Jun 1976 Yugoslavia v Germany W 2-4 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
20 Jun 1976 Czechoslovakia v Germany L 2-2 (3-5) UEFA European Championship Final
17 Nov 1976 West Germany v Czechoslovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 1977 France v West Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1977 West Germany v Northern Ireland W 5-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 1977 Yugoslavia v West Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1977 Brazil v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 1977 Mexico v West Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1977 Finland v West Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 1977 West Germany v Italy W 2-1 International Friendly
14 Dec 1977 West Germany v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Feb 1978 West Germany v England W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Mar 1978 West Germany v USSR W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Apr 1978 West Germany v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
19 Apr 1978 Sweden v Germany L 3-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1978 Germany v Poland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
06 Jun 1978 Mexico v Germany W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
10 Jun 1978 Germany v Tunisia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
14 Jun 1978 Germany v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
18 Jun 1978 Germany v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
21 Jun 1978 Austria v Germany L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Oct 1978 Czechoslovakia v West Germany W 3-4 International Friendly
15 Nov 1978 West Germany v Hungary D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1979 Malta v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
02 May 1979 Wales v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
26 May 1979 Iceland v West Germany W 1-3 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.