Am I the only one who would love this Wynton Rufer card in FIFA 21 CONCEPT. Press J to jump to the feed. It did, however, have everything to do with children - and the impact that the beautiful game can have on the wider world. During his playing days he won the Swiss Cup, the German Cup, the European Cup Winners' Cup and the Bundesliga. FIFA 20. 2 comments. "We played the game - and then we went to the children's home for a reception. European Cup-Winners Cup Final, Lisbon, Portugal, 6th May 1992, Werder Bremen 2 v AS Monaco 0, Werder Bremen's Wynton Rufer celebrates after scoring the second goal. User account menu • Am I the only one who would love this Wynton Rufer card in FIFA 21 CONCEPT. Information about Wynton Rufer and his performace in the FIFA Soccer World Cup. Wynton Rufer. This will allow you to make the most of your account with personalization.
Perhaps surprisingly, it had nothing to do with silverware, European football or personal accolades. 1982 World Cup Finals, Malaga, Spain, 19th June, 1982, USSR 3 v New Zealand 0, New Zealand's Wynton Rufer is challenged by USSR's Anatoly Demianenko. The players were so moved by it that they invited the children to Bremen to come and stay with them for a weekend.
It was a remarkable sight seeing these professional footballers break down. It's amazing the way that football can break down barriers.".
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 10: Steffi Jones and Wynton Rufer pose with children at a 'Soccer for Life' programme in Otara on December 10, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. Born Date: December 29, 1962 Position: Forward: Jersey Number: 7: National Team New Zealand. 1982 World Cup Finals, Malaga, Spain, 19th June, 1982, USSR 3 v New Zealand 0, New Zealand's Wynton Rufer is challenged by USSR's Anatoly Demianenko. He gave me the last push I needed to make it at a top European club. I was out on the field taking photos - I was like a tourist.
"The reason why I came back was because of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which took place in 1999. Fast forward 26-and-a-half years and FIFA's Oceania Player of the Century is back in his homeland and masterminding 'Wynrs' - the Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence. Player Profile for Wynton Rufer in the Soccer World Cups. "But the irony was that I was the only one of the New Zealand team who missed meeting Pele! Player Page: W. Rufer (Wynton Rufer) FIFA 17 Original - 29/12/1962 (53 years) - OVR 92 - POTENTIAL 92. The programme has been so successful that we've been given more money by the Mayor of Auckland to go into more schools. ", Copyright ©1994 - 2020 FIFA. Green link with Future stars Singh and Cacace, TOTS Wood and TOTS Thomas, don’t mind if I do, He used to be in Classic XI, won a lot with Werder Bremen and was top scorer of the 94 Champions League. 15 Apr 2011. All rights reserved. If FIFA hadn't have awarded that tournament to New Zealand, I never would have come back. Then I went to play under Otto Rehhagel. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images), AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 10: Wynton Rufer (L) and Steffi Jones pose at the summit of Mt Eden on December 10, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. European Cup-Winners Cup Final, Lisbon, Portugal, 6th May 1992, Werder Bremen 2 v AS Monaco 0, Werder Bremen's Wynton Rufer holds the trophy aloft. His man-management skills are absolutely unique - and that's why I think he was so successful as a club manager and with Greece.". All rights reserved, Wynrs - The Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence.
When we had to say goodbye to the kids, they were picked up by the team coach and taken back to the children's home, some of the senior players were crying. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below. When Rufer was a boy himself, Pele was the player who most excited the proud Kiwi - and whose skills he used to try and copy at every opportunity. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. He spent more than a decade of his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, achieving his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles and finished the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. You’ll also get exclusive access to FIFA games, contests and prizes. Although principally in charge of overseeing the operation, Rufer still finds time to be a hands-on coach - and makes a point of being out on the training field at least one day a week.
Wynrs, which has recently seen two youngsters sign contracts with a Premier League and J.League club respectively, operates in Auckland and nurtures 220 youngsters between the ages of 7-15 in its full-time programme, while coaching 200-250 children per term in its 'grassroots' scheme. PLAYERS TEAMS NATIONS CAREER Login. FIFA 17 - Original. "At the time, I couldn't believe my bad luck, but fortunately I get to meet him all the time now, thanks to my work with FIFA. "A few weeks later, each player welcomed a couple of children into his home. It was under Rehhagel at Werder Bremen that Rufer's proudest moment as a professional footballer occurred. *Fond memories from a glittering career *A coach, Rufer believes, can have a huge impact on the life of an individual, so it inevitably begs the question: who were the most influential coaches in his own career? (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images), Copyright ©1994 - 2020 FIFA.
"The great thing about is that we are making a difference in the community," said Rufer, who is also a member of the FIFA Football Committee and a FIFA Ambassador Against Racism. "Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel," he answered, without hesitation. It's fairly easy to follow - and everything is done with the ball.
'Excellence' is a word which ran throughout Rufer's career. He now faces a challenge of a different kind; moulding young players who will hopefully emulate his own successes at club and international level. Consequently, when New Zealand were drawn to play Brazil at the 1982 FIFA World Cup™, a certain 19-year-old's heart skipped a beat. "I've been running my Wynrs Academy for 11 years, since I came back to New Zealand from Germany," he told FIFA.com. EUR. Steffi Jones, President of the German Football Association watches Wynton Rufer display some skills during a 'Soccer for Life' programme in Otara on December 10, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. MENU HOME PLAYERS TEAMS NATIONS CAREER PC version Login. The teachers are delighted: truancy is down, aggression between the pupils is down - and they credit the coaching.". "I helped to organise a friendly in Erfurt while I was at Werder Bremen in order to raise money for a Catholic children's home," recalled Rufer. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below.
"Getting against Brazil, was a dream come true," he said. "There have been a lot of problems in the schools we've gone in to, but thankfully, those problems seem to reduce wherever we go.
But Wynrs is not just about finding the next Chris Killen or Ryan Nelsen. Had no idea who this guy was so I googled him, now I know who New Zealand's greatest ever footballer was, thanks! It doesn't appear in any feeds, and anyone with a direct link to it will see a message like this one. He may have hung up his boots seven years ago, but Wynton Rufer is still as passionate about football as he was when signing his first professional contract for Norwich City in October 1981. share. ULTRAFIFA English. He is an outstanding coach, excellent at training programmes and gets into the psyche of the players. So, there I was on the pitch in Seville snapping away, waving to my family in the crowd and getting photos taken with the fans, but while I was doing this, Pele was in our dressing room, shaking hands with the team - and I missed out! Sorry, this post was deleted by the person who originally posted it. Wynton Alan Whai Rufer CNZM (born 29 December 1962) is a New Zealand retired footballer who played as a striker. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. "I've developed a skills based programme for countries who are ranked 80 or lower in the FIFA Ranking, which I believe can help them to progress to the next level. I'm really glad he recovered well from his heart attack. That's what made me into the player I became - working with the ball, day in, day out.". 15 Apr 2011.
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