Full name: Matthias Mauritz
Born: November 13, 1924 in DÃ¼sseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: November 21, 2016 in DÃ¼sseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Fortuna DÃ¼sseldorf, DÃ¼sseldorf (GER)
Matthias Mauritz started his sports career as a field hockey player at DÃ¼sseldorfer SC, where he also played tennis, and ranked number eleven in West Germany. In 1940 he won the German Youth Field Hockey Championships and played in two youth internationals. In 1946 he started his soccer career at Fortuna DÃ¼sseldorf, where he stayed until 1960, first as a forward, later as a half-back and then as a defender. He played 760 matches for DÃ¼sseldorf and scored 108 goals. He won 13 German amateur international caps and one senior cap, against Poland in 1959, when 34-years-old. Mauritz appeared in his second Olympics at Melbourne in 1956, but Germany was beaten 2-0 by the Soviet Union in their first round match.
Mauritz then turned to tennis again after his soccer career and won 21 senior German and four European Championships. He also played golf in his later years. Mauritz trained as a baker and pastry cook but later owned a well-known sports goods shop in DÃ¼sseldorf along with tennis compatriot Otto Stuhldreier.
When Mauritz celebrated his 90th birthday in 2014 he told the local journalists proudly about his remarkable weekend in 1951. On the Saturday afternoon he played for Fortuna DÃ¼sseldorf in a soccer promotion match against Marathon Remscheid and on the Sunday morning he played in the semi-final of the German Field Hockey Championships for DÃ¼sseldorfer SC against Club Raffelberg, and in the afternoon he played a tennis league match, also for DÃ¼sseldorfer SC against CHTC Krefeld.
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||4|
|1956 Summer||32||Melbourne||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||9T|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Final Standings||4||1952-07-15||0||0||0|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1952-07-29||YUG 3, GER 1||0|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #2||1||1952-07-20||GER 3, EGY 1||0|
|1956 Summer||32||Melbourne||Football||Germany||GER||Final Standings||9T||1956-11-23||0||0||0|
|1956 Summer||32||Melbourne||Football||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #1||2||1956-11-24||URS 2, GER 1||0|