"A fine touch" is something that Wolfgang de Beer has proven he has plenty of in his long career as a goalkeeper. The original Borussia man also has plenty of this as a goalkeeping coach. The cult-goalkeeper has been with the club now for 30 years.
Wolfgang de Beer has got through 16 seasons in the Bundesliga and he worked for MSV Duisburg for four years in the 2.Bundesliga. De Beer was always an example as a pro, even in the years when he was the second goalkeeper behind Stefan Klos, who took over from him in season 1991/92 and then later behind Jens Lehamnn, where the popular player impressed through his exemplary engagement and his sportsmanlike behavior. The A-license qualified coach joined the coaching staff in 2001.
Even though the darling of the Südtribüne is the embodiment of a loyal Dortmund player, he lives in the town of his birth Dinslaken with his family. De Beer explains: "that's where I feel at home, that's where I have my friends and that is where I have always been able to keep my feet on the ground." De Beer's career highlight was winning the DFB Cup with BVB in 1989.
Wolfgang de Beer started his career with the Dinslaker suburb club TV Jahn Hiesfeld. From there he transferred to MSV Duisburg, for whom he played his first Bundesliga game on the 22.May 1982 as a U18 player (A-youth). In 1986 the then 22 year old transferred to Borussia Dortmund, where he was intended as the number two to Rolf Meyer. However before the first competitive match Meyer got injured and this meant De Beer had his big chance. Head Coach Reinhard Saftig put his trust in the young man and was given his just reward. BVB, who had just avoided relegation via the relegation play-off match the season before, qualified for the UEFA Cup and De Beer's strong performances played a major part in this achievement. De Beer was a goalkeeper with quick reactions and he was equally strong on the line or in commanding his penalty area.