Helmut Schön

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Helmut Schön
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Helmut Schön (right) on a stamp from Paraguay with Sepp Herberger (left)
Personal information
Full name Helmut Schön
Date of birth 15 September 1915(1915-09-15)
Place of birth Dresden, Germany
Date of death 23 February 1996(1996-02-23) (aged 80)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936-1944
1949-1950
Dresdner SC
Friedrichstadt
National team
1937-1941 Germany
Teams managed
1952-1956
1964-1978
Saarland
West Germany
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Helmut Schön (15 September, 1915 – 23 February 1996) is a former German football player. He has played for the German national team.

Life[change | change source]

He was a striker. He played for Dresdner SC. With this team he won the German football championship in 1943 and 1944 and the cup in 1941 and 1942. He appeared 16 times for his country between 1937 and 1941. He shot 17 goals for the national football team.[1]

From 1952 till 1956 he was coach of the then independent Saarland. After the reunification with Germany in 1956 he became assistance coach to Sepp Herberger in the national team. He is best known as coach of the German football national team from 1964 till 1978. During his 14 years as national coach he reached 87 victories, 30 draws and 22 defeats in 139 matches.

Honours[change | change source]

International career statistics[change | change source]

[2]

Germany national team
Year Apps Goals
1937 1 2
1938 2 2
1939 8 8
1940 1 1
1941 4 4
Total 16 17

References[change | change source]

  1. Salzmann, Peter: 100 Jahre DSC. Der Mythos eines Sportvereins. In: Dresdner Hefte, Issue 55. Dresden 1998 (German)
  2. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/hschoen-intlg.html

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