Bernd Bransch

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Bernd Bransch
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Bransch with East Germany's mascot at the 1974 World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-09-24) September 24, 1944 (age 70)
Place of birth Halle, German Empire
Playing position Sweeper
Youth career
1954–1962 Chemie Halle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1973 Chemie Halle
1973–1974 Carl Zeiss Jena
1974–1977 Chemie Halle
National team
1967–1976 East Germany 64 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze 1972 Munich Team

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.

Bransch (in white) takes a free-kick against Holland at the 1974 World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthias Arnhold (16 March 2012). "Bernd Bransch - Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (25 September 2004). "Bernd Bransch - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2012.