Full name: Karl Kreutzberg
Born: February 15, 1912 in DÃ¼ren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 13, 1977 in DÃ¼ren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: VfB 08 Aachen, Aachen (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Goalkeeper Karl Kreutzberg played two matches in Berlin which earned him two of his three international caps.
A butcher by profession, during the 1936 Berlin Olympics Kreutzberg was regularly photographed with US athlete [Jesse Owens], with whom he formed a friendship. In 1972, five years before Kreutzberg's death, the two men met again at the Olympics in MÃ¼nchen. Also to be remarked, in 1953 Kreutzberg was named carnival prince in his hometown DÃ¼ren.
|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Handball||Men's Handball||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #4||1||1936-08-12||GER 16, SUI 6||0|
|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Group A||Match #1||1||1936-08-06||GER 22, HUN 0||0|