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Hans-Joachim Abel
Personal information
Date of birth 25 June 1952 (1952-06-25) (age 57)
Place of birth Düsseldorf, West Germany
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1972–1974 Fortuna Düsseldorf 6 (1)
1974–1977 Westfalia Herne 73 (31)
1977–1982 VfL Bochum 144 (60)
1982–1984 FC Schalke 04 63 (23)
FC Vaduz
Teams managed
FC Balzers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hans-Joachim Abel (born 25 June 1952 in Düsseldorf) is a former German footballer.

Abel made 183 appearances in the German Bundesliga for Fortuna Düsseldorf, VfL Bochum and Schalke 04 and scored 70 goals. His 60 goals for Bochum also signify a record for the club. Until his retirement, Abel played in Liechtenstein for FC Vaduz. Since his retirement from football he works in the music business in logistics and managed FC Balzers, a Liechtenstein team which plays in the Swiss amateur leagues.

Bundesliga statistics

Club Matches Goals Goals/Match
VfL Bochum 144 60 0.42
Schalke 04 33 9 0.27
Fortuna Düsseldorf 6 1 0.16

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