Full name: Johann "Hans" Zeitler
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Born: April 30, 1927 in Bindlach, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: VfB Bayreuth, Bayreuth (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-forward Hans Zeitler played for VfB Bayreuth and SpVgg Bayreuth in the Bayernliga. He won 11 Herman amateur international caps and in 1956 at Melbourne, he appeared in his second Olympics, but Germany was beaten 2-0 by the Soviet Union in their first round match. By profession, Zeitler was a surveying technician employed by the electric utility company of Bayreuth. He later was engaged as a youth coach.
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||4|
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Football||Men's Football||Germany||GER||9T|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Final Standings||4||1952-07-15||1||0||0|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match 3/4||2||1952-08-01||SWE 2, GER 0||0|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1952-07-29||YUG 3, GER 1||0|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Football||Germany||GER||Quarter-Finals||Match #2||1||1952-07-24||GER 4, BRA 2||1|
|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|