Full name: Georg KnÃ¶pfle
Born: May 16, 1904 in Schramberg, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Died: December 14, 1987 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: SpVgg FÃ¼rth, FÃ¼rth (GER)
Georg KnÃ¶pfle was also called âbuttonâ due to his short height and based on his playing style. On 15 April 1928, he was first named to the national team. KnÃ¶pfle played both games at the Olympics. In the same year he transferred to FSV Frankfurt, where he played until 1936.
KnÃ¶pfle earned 23 caps for the German national football team, then became their coach in 1935, and was on the German coaching staff at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. After the war he became one of West Germanyâs best coaches, winning the German Cup with Werder Bremen in 1961 and the German Championship with 1.FC KÃ¶ln in 1963 in the first year of the Bundesliga. In 1966 KnÃ¶pfle became the first technical director of a German football club, the Hamburger Sportverein.
KnÃ¶pfleâs coaching assignments were as follows â 1937-48 with Eintracht Braunschweig, 1948â58 with Arminia Hannover, Hamburger SV, FC Bayern MÃ¼nchen and Alemannia Aachen; 1958â63 with Werder Bremen, 1963â66 with 1.FC KÃ¶ln, 1966â69 technical director with Hamburger SV, and 1969â70 again coach with Hamburger SV. He trained as a clerk, but never worked as such.
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