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Hans Zeitler

Full name: Johann "Hans" Zeitler
Nickname(s): Jumbo
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Born: April 30, 1927 in Bindlach, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: VfB Bayreuth, Bayreuth (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-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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 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 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
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