Bransch with East Germany's mascot at the 1974 World Cup
Date of birth
September 24, 1944
Place of birth
Halle, German Empire
Carl Zeiss Jena
East Germany 64
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bernd Bransch (born September 24, 1944 in Halle) is a former footballer from East Germany.
Bransch began his sporting career as a youngster at BSG Motor Halle-Süd. From 1954 onwards, the son of a locksmith played throughout his career for
SC Chemie Halle in its varying incarnations - except for the 1973/74 season, in which he played for FC Carl Zeiss Jena. [1 ]
In 1968 and 1974 he was honoured as
East German Footballer of the Year.
Bransch participated in the
Munich Olympics 1972, in which his East German team secured a bronze medal, and in the gold-medal winning Montreal Olympics 1976 side. He also played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. [2 ]
In total Bransch played 317 league games, scoring 43 goals.
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