Bodo Rudwaleit

Bodo Rudwaleit (born 3 August 1957 in Woltersdorf (bei Berlin)) is a German former football goalkeeper who was the goalkeeper of the record champion BFC Dynamo.

Bodo Rudwaleit
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Rudwaleit with fans of BFC Dynamo after defeating FC Karl-Marx-Stadt in the final of the 1988–89 FDGB-Pokal on 1 April 1989.
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-08-03) 3 August 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth Woltersdorf (bei Berlin), East Germany
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1965–1969 BSG Einheit Woltersdorf
1969–1977 BFC Dynamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 BFC Dynamo II
1976–1990 BFC Dynamo 313 (0)
1990–1991 Eisenhüttenstädter FC Stahl 31 (0)
1991–1993 Tennis Borussia Berlin 64 (0)
1993–1997 BSC Marzahn
2000 FV Erkner 1920
National team
East Germany U-21 21 (0)
East Germany Olympic team 13 (0)
1979–1988 East Germany 33 (0)
Teams managed
2005 BFC Dynamo (temporary)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Rudwaleit joined the youth academy of BFC Dynamo in 1969 and made his professional debut for BFC Dynamo in the 1977-78 season. Rodwaleit played during most of his career for BFC Dynamo, where he was East German champion ten times in a row from 1979 to 1988. He amassed 344 matches in the East German top-flight .[1]

Rudwaleit was part of the East German national football team for nearly a decade.[2] He was the first-choice goalkeeper of the national football team, until René Müller became the undisputed number one in the middle of the 1980s.

He was part of the East German Olympic team that won the silver medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics. He played five matches out of six in the tournament, including the final. Together with his teammates, he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze the same year. Rudwaleit made 33 appearances for the East German national football team until 1988.

After retiring as a football player, Rudwaleit worked as a youth coach at FV Erkner 1920 and then as a goalkeeping coach at BFC Dynamo from 2003. He retired from all posts at BFC Dynamo in 2006, but was again goalkeeping coach at BFC Dynamo from 2008 to 2009.

Rudwaleit was also known for being unusually tall for a football player in these days with an height of 2.02 meters.


  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (26 July 2012). "Bodo Rudwaleit – Matches in Oberliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (26 July 2012). "Bodo Rudwaleit – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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