Full name: Herbert SchÃ¤fer
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: August 16, 1927 in Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: May 16, 1991 in Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Sportfreunde Siegen, Siegen (GER)
In the 1952 Helsinki Olympic football tournament, West Germany beat Egypt 3-1 in the first round before a surprising 4-2 extra time win over Brazil in the quarter-final. They lost 1-3 to Yugoslavia in the semi-final and missed out on a medal after Sweden beat them 2-0 in the bronze medal match.
Center- and half-back Herbert SchÃ¤fer played for Sportfreunde Siegen throughout his entire career. In 1955 SchÃ¤fer won the German Amateur Championships with Siegen. He was then expected to play in the FIFA World Cup in Switzerland in 1954, but injury forced him to withdraw. He won 24 German amateur international caps and made one appearance for the senior national team, against Sweden in 1957. SchÃ¤fer appeared in his second Olympics at Melbourne in 1956, but Germany was beaten 2-0 by the Soviet Union in their first round match.
From 1960-77 SchÃ¤fer was active as a coach at amateur clubs around Siegen. He was a trained fitter and after his sporting career worked as a caretaker of the Sparkasse Siegen. SchÃ¤fer was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||4|
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||9T|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Final Standings||4||1952-07-15||0||0||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match 3/4||2||1952-08-01||SWE 2, GER 0||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1952-07-29||YUG 3, GER 1||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Quarter-Finals||Match #2||1||1952-07-24||GER 4, BRA 2||0|
|1952 Summer||24||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #2||1||1952-07-20||GER 3, EGY 1||0|
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Football||Germany||GER||Final Standings||9T||1956-11-23||0||0||0|
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Football||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #1||2||1956-11-24||URS 2, GER 1||0|