Forward who was the hero of the bronze medal-winning East Germany team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He made more than 100 appearances in international competition, including the Olympics, scoring 55 goals.
He began his professional career with Hansa Rostock in 1969.
He scored 171 goals in his 237-game career with FC Magdeburg from 1975 to 1985.
He grew up in Wismar, East Germany.
He played for East Germany while Joachim Loew was a member of West Germany's national team.