August Schmierer

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August Schmierer
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Germany, represented by FC 1880 Frankfurt, at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Full name August Schmierer
Date of birth 28 April 1870
Date of death unknown
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
German Empire FC 1880 Frankfurt
German Empire Cannstatter Fußball-Club
Olympic medal record
Men's Rugby union
Silver 1900 Paris Team competition

August Schmierer (April 28, 1870 – ?) was a German rugby union player who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

He was a member of the German rugby union team, which won the silver medal. Germany was represented at the tournament mainly by the FC 1880 Frankfurt rather than an official national team.[1] Schmierer had left Frankfurt in 1897 and was in 1900 already chairman of the Cannstatter Fußball-Club. But he was invited to the olympic tournament by his former club.[2]


  1. ^ Die Gründerjahre des deutschen Rugbysports (German) DRV website - Foundation years, accessed: 3 April 2010
  2. ^ Heineken, Philipp (1930). Erinnerungen an den Cannstatter Fussball-Club [Memories of the Cannstatter Fussball-Club] (in German). Heidelberg: Verlag Hermann Meister. pp. 86–88. 

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