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Herbert Schäfer

Full name: Herbert Schäfer
Gender: Male
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)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Football

Biography

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 Schäfer played for Sportfreunde Siegen throughout his entire career. In 1955 Schäfer 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. Schäfer 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 Schäfer 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. Schäfer was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Football Men's Football Germany GER 4
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Football Men's Football Germany GER 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
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
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