Harald 'Toni' Schumacher (born March 6, 1954) was a famous football goalkeeper of the 1980s and captain of the German national team. He won the 1980 European Championship with the German team and lost two World Cup finals in 1982 (against Italy) and 1986 (against Argentina).
However illustrious his career, though, Schumacher will be remembered for the tackle on a French attacking player, Patrick Battiston, in the semi-final of the 1982 World Cup. Schumacher threw himself, hip first, into the path of the French defender, leaving Battiston unconscious and shattering several of his teeth. Amazingly, the referee did not send Schumacher off, or even award a free kick against him: the ball dribbled over the goal line and a goal kick was (eventually) taken after Battiston was stretchered off. Schumacher has maintained that his actions did not constitute a foul in his controversial 1987 autobiography "Anpfiff". The publication of "Anpfiff", filled with graphic details about alleged but unproven improprieties by German football players, including substance abuse, resulted in his exclusion from the German national team and his long-term Bundesliga club, 1.FC Köln.
Schumacher's nickname 'Toni' is due to Toni Turek, goalkeeper of Germany's 1954 world champion team. Harald Schumacher is still the player who played the most games for the 1.FC Köln.