West German half-middleweight judoka Engelbert Dörbrandt finished fifth at the 1972 München Olympics. He lost the repêchage final against Soviet Russian Anatoliy Novikov by Juji-gatame. Dörbrandt claimed seven West German titles from 1971-77, and won two silver and five bronze medals at the European Championships. He later founded a judo school in his hometown of Berlin. By profession, he was a sports teacher and held the 7th Dan.