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Josef Pöttinger

Full name: Josef Pöttinger
Nickname(s): Pötsche, Sepp
Gender: Male
Born: April 16, 1903 in Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Died: July 9, 1970 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: FC Bayern München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Football


Josef Pöttinger was the first famous center forward of FC Bayern München, entering their first squad at age 16. His style of play made him a crowd favorite. He played his first international match on 18 April 1926, with Germany defeating the Netherlands, 4-2, as Pöttinger recorded a hat trick. He earned a total of 14 international caps, scoring eight goals. At 29, his career ended abruptly, as he retired after a tibia fracture. Pöttinger was a trained fitter, then a sports teacher, and later owner of a football pools filing office in München close to the Hofbräuhaus. Between 1934-47 he also coached several clubs.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 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 25 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Final Standings 5T 1928-05-27 0 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1928-06-03 URU 4, GER 1 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Football Germany GER Round One Match #2 1 1928-05-28 GER 4, SUI 0 0
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