Hans-Jürgen Ripp (24 June 1946 – 4 July 2021) was a German professional footballer who played as a defender. He spent nine seasons in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV. In August 2017, he was the player with the fourth most number of Bundesliga appearances without scoring a goal.
Hans-Jürgen Ripp (1977)
|Date of birth||24 June 1946|
|Place of birth||Hamburg, Germany|
|Date of death||4 July 2021(aged 75)|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1969–1970||SC Vorwärts-Wacker 04|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Ripp was born in Niendorf, Hamburg. His father, Johannes, introduced him to the youth football of Hamburger SV. During his time with the youth teams, he acquired the nickname Ditschi. When he was 18 years old, he married Bärbel.
Following his football career, he worked in the insurance industry. He had two daughters.
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