A FC legend will be 80!

Sad birthday on Thursday for Kalli Thielen. Because Corona prevents the big bash. “The Celebration is, of course, into the water,” says Thielen, “my son, Christian, comes from Wolfsburg, we have moved.”

But the birthday boy is with version! “I’m healthy, still play Golf and manage my real estate,” says Thielen, and then adds with a smile: “Many I didn’t.”

Kalli Thielen with the DFB-Cup: He was a player, Manager, and consultant photo: Andreas Pohl

Really fun and he and wife Hannelore on the FC 2020: “The development under coach Gisdol is gratifying. For me, Uth and Hector are perfect footballer. The defense is set up with Bornauw and Leistner well. Our forwards are all outstanding. But Cordoba is the Best – because he works like an animal.“

Thielen is the biggest title of collector of the 1. FC Cologne: master in 1962 (“My greatest success”), and in 1964, as a player, in 1968, captain of the Cup winners ‘ Cup. As a Manager, he leads the club in 1978 to Double, as well as to the Cup wins in 1977 and 1983.