Adolf Scherer

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Adolf Scherer
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-05-05) 5 May 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth Vrútky, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1962 CH Bratislava
1962–1965 Slovnaft Bratislava
1965–1967 Lokomotíva Košice
1967–1969 VSS Košice
1969–1972 Nîmes Olympique
1972 Strojárne Martin
1973–1975 Olympique Avignonais
National team
1958–1964 Czechoslovakia 36 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adolf Scherer (born 5 May 1938 in Vrútky, Czechoslovakia) is a former Slovak footballer. He is of Carpathian German descent. He played 36 games and scored 22 goals for the Czechoslovakia national football team.[1] Scherer represented Czechoslovakia at the 1960 European Nations' Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup, where he did not play any match. In the 1962 FIFA World Cup Scherer scored 3 goals, Czechoslovakia finished second.[2]

He now lives in the southern France, near Nîmes with his wife. he had two children, a daughter and a son. His son, Rudolf (also known as 'Tcheck'), is, like his father, well involved in football. He played for various clubs including Nîmes Olympique. Rudolf now trains Barbentane football club, a city near Avignon.

He will be remembered as a key player during the World Cup in 1962 when he scored the winning goal in the quarterfinal against Hungary and his late goal in the semifinal 3-1 derby against Yugoslavia. They eventually lost against the Brazilian team in the final (3-1).

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