The West German soccer team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics was part of the mixed German team that was defeated 2-1 by the Soviet Union in the first round and immediately eliminated. Forward Rolf Geiger played for FV Salamander Kornwestheim (1953-55), Stuttgarter Kickers (1955-57) and VfB Stuttgart (1957-62), before moving to AC Mantua in Italy for one season and then returning to VfB Stuttgart, where he stayed until 1967. In 1958 he won the DFB Cup with VfB. His club change from Stuttgarter Kickers to VfB Stuttgart caused the so-called âStuttgart Warâ as he was offered money for the change, which was forbidden at those times. He was then banned for seven months.
Between 1956 and 1964 he played eight international matches for West Germany and scored two goals. Geiger later became a self-employed real estate broker and constructor in Stuttgart.