But on this particular Sunday, 29 October, the Werkself were brimming with confidence as they looked to hold on to top spot. The visitors from Westphalia went in hard and they conceded a penalty on 13 minutes, which Heinz Höher hit against the post. But Werner Röhrig follows up to make it 1-0. Bayer 04 defender Günther Haarmann commits a retaliatory foul three minutes later and is sent off. Hans Zimmermann replaces Haarmann in the defence. Horst-Emscher are slightly on top against ten Bayer 04 players up to half-time.
In the second half, Heinz Höher doubles the lead on the hour mark and the ‘Hussars’ fall apart in spite of having the extra man. Höher scores another four goals, including three penalties, Hans-Otto Peters nets two. The 8-0 victory is the biggest win for a Bayer 04 team in the second Oberliga West and definitely the biggest win with ten players.
Jürgen Röber was born on 25 December 1953 in Gernrode in former East Germany. He came to the west with his parents in 1956, living in Bertlich in the district of Recklinghausen and playing for SuS Bertlich up to U15 level. He then moved to FC Zons in the Lower Rhine region and spent his final youth years there. Werder Bremen became aware of the strong-running midfielder via Verbandsliga clubs Ford Niehl and TuS Lingen and brought him into the Bundesliga in 1974.Show more
In 1963 there was a matchday between Christmas and New Year. 3000 spectators came to the Ulrich Haberland Stadium on 29 December. In blazing sunshine and wonderful winter weather, Bayer 04 play SpVgg Herten, a club from Recklinghausen, on a good playing surface. In a time before substitutes with injured players staying on the pitch like statues, the Werkself are fighting to stay up. .Show more
In this video you can watch impressive and important goals in the history of Bayer 04 in the month of December. It is not always about the beauty of the goals but also about remembering special games and players.Show more
Matchday 17 in the 1983/84 season brings a derby at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium. It is 9 December 1983, the last game before the winter break. Our stadium is, unimaginable today, not sold out but does have a decent crowd of 15,000. Around 2,000 spectators have crossed the Rhine from Cologne.Show more
On Saturday, 2 December 1978, Bundesliga 2 northern section leaders Bayer 04 hosted the team sitting third in the southern section, SpVgg Bayreuth, in the third round of the DFB-Pokal.Show more