Bayern bought Roland Wohlfahrt as a fall-back option, but the striker eventually left with a reputation as one of the club's most prolific goalscorers.
Bayern really only bought Roland Wohlfahrt as an emergency fall-back option should one of the regular strikers pick up an injury. But the new front man seized his chance and swiftly made his mark on the club.
He arrived in Bavaria in the summer of 1984 from second-division MSV Duisburg after scoring 30 goals in 35 matches the previous season. His run of form continued at the illustrious Munich club: he lies third in Bayern's all-time Bundesliga goalscoring roll of honour, behind only Gerd Müller and Karl Heinz Rummenigge on 119 goals in 254 appearances, twice finishing as the league's leading scorer (17 goals in 1988-9 and 21 in 1990-91).
However, the season 1988-89 represented the high point in the player's career. The 31st matchday took place on a sunny Thursday in mid-May, and all eyes were on the Müngersdorfer stadium in Cologne where the home side entertained Bayern in a duel between second and first, a true showdown for the championship title.
But to the dismay of most of a 60,000 crowd Bayern won 3-1 thanks to a Wohlfahrt hat-trick on 25, 85 and 89 minutes. He scored another three against Bochum on the last day to seal the leading scorer accolade for himself and the title for his club.
Curiously, Wohlfahrt never achieved or indeed aspired to superstar status, despite defending his regular place in the team against all-comers for a full nine seasons and winning the championship with Munich five times (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990), the 1986 German Cup and a 1987 European Champions Cup runners-up medal. He appeared twice for Germany.
Wohlfahrt left Munich in 1993 and finished his playing career with VfL Bochum in 1998.