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Ernst-Günter Habig

Full name: Ernst-Günter Habig
Nickname(s): De Bumms
Gender: Male
Born: September 14, 1935 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: March 14, 2012 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Union Köln
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 Ernst-Günter Habig scored the German goal. He played for Rapid Köln (1956-57), Viktoria Köln (1957-60 and 1963-65), 1. FC Köln (1960-63) and finally, Fortuna Köln (1965-67). In 1961-62 he helped 1. FC Köln win their first German national title when he scored the second and third goals in their 4-0 win over 1. FC Nürnberg in the final at Berlin.

Habig later coached Fortuna Köln (1976-78), Viktoria Köln (1978-81) and Alemannia Aachen (1981-82). His son Günter also became a soccer player, in the Second German League, and his son-in-law Jens Keller was a well known coach with VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke 04, Union Berlin. In 2012 Ernst-Günter Habig died from a stroke.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 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 21 Melbourne Football Germany GER Final Standings 9T 1956-11-23 1 0 0
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Football Germany GER Round One Match #1 2 1956-11-24 URS 2, GER 1 1
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