12.07.2020Bayer 04

Happy 57th birthday, Hans-Peter Lehnhoff

Hans-Peter Lehnhoff played for the Werkself from 1994 to 1999 and, after hanging up his boots, he took over the role as team liaison manager and is now an essential part of the Werkself family. On the occasion of Hans-Peter Lehnhoff's birthday, we look back at his 26 years at Leverkusen.

Lehnhoff started his playing career in 1984 at FC Köln before moving to Belgium in 1987 where he proved to be very successful as a winger for FC Royal Antwerp – winning the Belgian cup competition in 1992 and in the following year reaching the final of the European Cup Winners Cup. And he is still very much revered in Antwerp many years later: On the 125th anniversary of the oldest football club in Belgium, he was voted the best player in the club's history.

Hans-Peter signed for Bayer 04 in 1994. The 57-year-old can look back at a turbulent time in a Werkself shirt: After narrowly avoiding relegation in 1996, he was twice runner-up in the next two seasons. Since retiring from the game – he does still occasionally play for the Bayer 04 Veterans – he has worked as the team liaison manager, the first in German professional football. In this role, he takes care of organisational matters involving the Werkself such as coordinating events and booking hotels.
Happy birthday, Hans-Peter Lehnhoff.


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