Full name: Otto Siffling
Nickname(s): Holz, Ottl
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: August 3, 1912 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: October 20, 1939 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Waldhof Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
Otto Siffling, a forward, competed for SV Waldhof Mannheim, reaching one semifinal of the German Championship and two cup semifinals. He made his début with the national team in the victorious initial match of the 1934 World Cup against Belgium. He played convincingly and was on the field for all of the remaining matches, including the third-place match. In the famous game of the “Breslau 11” against Denmark he scored five goals. He was the first center forward, who played as a lagging forward. Siffling had technical skills and was also a goal scorer at the same time. At the age of only 27, after a career of 31 international matches and 17 goals, he died from pleurisy. His home town paid tribute to him by naming a street after him.