Karl Heinz Rummenigge Net Worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €60 million
Age: 66
Born: 09/25/1955
Country of origin: Germany
Source of Wealth: soccer player
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, also known as “Kalle”, was a soccer player from 1974 to 1989. He has been included in the rankings of the world’s best players several times and has won a number of titles with FC Bayern, winning the World Cup or the European Cup. “Kalle” has also left his mark on the national team as a two-time vice world champion and European champion. His passion for football is still evident today in his role as chairman of FC Bayern Munich.

Earlier life

Karl Heinz Rummenigge was born on September 25, 1955 in Lippstadt in North Rhine-Westphalia. Rummenigge’s football-loving father, who worked for Borussia Lippstadt, passed his passion on to his son. Karl-Heinz and his brother Michael joined the youth department of Borussia Lippstadt and received support from then on.


In 1974, when Rummenigge was 18, the young man switched to FC Bayern Munich and gave up his apprenticeship as a bank clerk to pursue this dream. At first he had trouble keeping up with the big players of the time like Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier and Gerd Müller, but he flourished under coach Udo Lattek. In 1976 he was an integral part of the FCB starting eleven and played for the title in the European Cup. His greatest footballing development came from coaches Dettmar Cramer and Gyula Lorant. In 1980 he was top scorer with 26 goals and in the same year was named Germany and Europe’s footballer of the year. In 1984 he moved to Inter Milan hoping to achieve similar success in Serie A as he had previously in the Bundesliga. But the successes remained due to a few injuries within the three years that Rummenigge spent at Inter Milan. His further career path led him to Switzerland to Servette Geneva, where he ended his career 2 years later at the age of 33. In the same year he became top scorer with 24 goals. Rummenigge scored 162 goals in 310 Bundesliga games.

In 1975, at the age of 19, he was already playing for the German national team. In 1978 he was playing for the World Cup title. 2 years later he won the European Champion Cup in the dress of the national team. Rummenigge himself passed on the assist for the decisive winning goal to Horst Hrubesch, who voted the team 2-1 European champions.

In 1981 “Kalle” was declared captain of the national team. In 1986, after losing the World Cup match against Maradona and his team, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge ended his career in the national team.

From 1991 to 2002 Rummenigge was Vice President of FC Bayern Munich. Since 2002, the 64-year-old has been chairman of the board of the German champions.

Career highlights

1980: Germany’s footballer of the year
1980, 1981: European Footballer of the Year
1980, 1981, 1984,1989: Top scorer
Vice World Champion: 1982 and 1986
European Champion: 1980
World Cup winners: 1976
European Champions’ Cup: 1975, 1976
German Champion: 1980, 1981
DFB Cup winners: 1982, 1984
1979,1980, 1982: Classification as world class in the ranking of German football
1982: 1982 World Cup Bronze Ball, Silver Boot and All-Star Team

Famous quotes

I’m paid for playing very good football, for my performances being above average and for having a high impact on the crowd. I don’t consider myself overpaid.

We don’t buy shares in football clubs, although BVB would be a takeover candidate. The shares have fallen to half their value and at least they have a nice stadium.

Uli is the father of Theresa vom Tegernsee, Nelson Mandela of Säbener Straße and the mother of all managers.

Many cannot distinguish between a chain of four and a bicycle chain.

The Bundesliga must remain our bread and butter business. The Champions League is the jam for that.

Money scores goals, especially when the money comes from a fixed deposit account and not from the credit department as mistakenly claimed. (about Arjen Robben, who cost FCB a transfer fee of 24 million euros)

Amazing Facts

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has a criminal record for trying to import two valuable watches worth 100,000 at Munich Customs in 2013. For this offense he had to pay a fine of 249,000 euros.

He and his brother Michael Rummenigge played together for three years from 1981 to 1984 in the Bayern jersey.

In 1984, when Rummenigge left FC Bayern and moved to Inter Milan, Bayern got a transfer fee of around 10 to 11 million marks – at the time the second highest transfer fee in the history of football. Only Diego Maradona was worth more at that time – 24 million marks.

Estimated value: €60 million