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Buchwald began his professional soccer career in 1983 with VfB Stuttgart. He played 325 games in the German Bundesliga for this club, scoring 28 goals. The low-point of his career was in 1986 when coach Franz Beckenbauer did not include him in his team for the World Cup in Mexico.
In 1994 he signed with the Japanese team Urawa Red Diamonds before returning to Germany in 1998 to help the Karlsruhe SC avoid relegation. He could not save the team and after one more season playing in the second division he retired but stayed with the club as a manager.
After a stop with the Stuttgarter Kickers he went back to Japan where he is currently (2004) coaching his old club. He has become somewhat of a cult figure in Urawa and has recently lead his team to the 'closing' championship.
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