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Rolf Geiger

Full name: Rolf Geiger
Gender: Male
Born: October 16, 1934 in Marbach am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Stuttgarter Kickers, Stuttgart (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Football


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 “Stuttgart War” 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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Football Men's Football Germany GER 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Football Germany GER Final Standings 9T 1956-11-23 0 0 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Football Germany GER Round One Match #1 2 1956-11-24 URS 2, GER 1 0
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