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Jürgen Sparwasser

Full name: Jürgen Sparwasser
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: June 4, 1948 in Halberstadt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: 1. FC Magdeburg, Magdeburg (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Football

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jürgen Sparwasser played football in East Germany for 1. FC Magdeburg and was a three-time national champion, a four-time national cup winner, and in 1974, was on the winning European's Cup team. Sparwasser earned 53 international cups for East Germany but was most famous for scoring the only goal at the 1974World Championships against West Germany, to win the match 1-0, making him a national hero. During his career he also finished his studies in mechanical engineering. Although he was offered several times to become head coach of 1. FC Magdeburg he accepted a job at the Pädagogische Hochschule at Magdeburg. When his daughter requested to leave East Germany for the West he decided to flee. He then took over some coaching jobs at clubs in Hessia before he was chosen president of the Federation of German Pro Football Players (Vereinigung Deutscher Vertragsfußballspieler) through 1999. His jersey number 14 today is honored at the Haus der Geschichte Museum in Bonn.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Football Men's Football East Germany GDR 3T Bronze

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Final Standings 3T 1972-08-27 5 0 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Final Round Match 3/4 1T 1972-09-10 URS 2, GDR 2 0 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group 1 Match #2 2 1972-09-04 HUN 2, GDR 0 0 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group 1 Match #3 1 1972-09-05 GDR 7, MEX 0 3 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group 1 Match #5 1 1972-09-08 GDR 3, FRG 2 0 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group D Match #2 1 1972-08-28 GDR 4, GHA 0 1 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group D Match #3 1 1972-08-30 GDR 6, COL 1 1 0
1972 Summer 24 München Football East Germany GDR Group D Match #5 2 1972-09-01 POL 2, GDR 1 0 0
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