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Hans Kalb

Full name: Hans Kalb
Gender: Male
Born: August 3, 1899 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Died: April 5, 1945 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: 1. FC Nürnberg, Nürnberg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Football


Hans Kalb was regarded as the “best German football player” of his era. He not only organized the defense of the German champion teams for 1. FC Nürnberg (1920-21, 1924-25, 1927), but due to his leadership Nürnberg was unbeaten in 104 consecutive games, still a German record, as of 2016.

However, the long-time captain of the German national team was not without controversy. His penchant for good food and alcohol meant that he gained weight over time, and was criticized for his lack of self-control. Finally in 1928 his intemperance led to the end of his national team career. Kalb earned 15 international caps and scored two goals. He was a dentist by profession and also worked as a trainer (1936-39 at 1.FC Nürnberg), becoming German Champion again in 1936. Kalb died in the last days of World War II due to blood poisoning.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Football Men's Football Germany GER 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Final Standings 5T 1928-05-27 0 0 0
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1928-06-03 URU 4, GER 1 0
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Round One Match #2 1 1928-05-28 GER 4, SUI 0 0
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