Full name: Ernst-GÃ¼nter Habig
Nickname(s): De Bumms
Born: September 14, 1935 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: March 14, 2012 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Union KÃ¶ln
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-GÃ¼nter Habig scored the German goal. He played for Rapid KÃ¶ln (1956-57), Viktoria KÃ¶ln (1957-60 and 1963-65), 1. FC KÃ¶ln (1960-63) and finally, Fortuna KÃ¶ln (1965-67). In 1961-62 he helped 1. FC KÃ¶ln win their first German national title when he scored the second and third goals in their 4-0 win over 1. FC NÃ¼rnberg in the final at Berlin.
Habig later coached Fortuna KÃ¶ln (1976-78), Viktoria KÃ¶ln (1978-81) and Alemannia Aachen (1981-82). His son GÃ¼nter 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-GÃ¼nter Habig died from a stroke.
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