Dieter Erler

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Dieter Erler
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Dieter Erler in 1964
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-05-28)28 May 1939
Place of birth Glauchau, Germany
Date of death 10 April 1998(1998-04-10) (aged 58)
Place of death Chemnitz, Germany
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1953–1957 Chemie Glauchau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 Wismut Gera
1959–1965 SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
1965–1972 SC Karl-Marx-Stadt
National team
1959–1968 East Germany 47 (12)
Teams managed
1974–1975 FC Karl-Marx-Stadt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dieter Erler (born 28 May 1939 in Glauchau; died 10 April 1998 in Chemnitz) was a German footballer.[1]

He began his footballing career with Chemie Glauchau in 1953. He transferred to Wismut Gera for the 1957 season and then after two seasons[2] moved to SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt in January 1959. Erler was both a playmaker and a goalscoring midfielder.

In 1963, Erler moved to SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, where he played alongside the player described by Pelé as the best left-winger in the world at the time: Eberhard Vogel. In 1966–67 the team was crowned DDR-Oberliga champion.

Between 1959 and 1972 he played for SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt and then FC Karl-Marx-Stadt. During his career he gained between 1959 and 1968[3] 47 international caps and scored 12 goals for East Germany.[4]

He was voted GDR footballer of the year in 1967.


  1. ^ "Dieter Erler". Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (26 July 2012). "Dieter Erler - Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (26 July 2012). "Dieter Erler - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Spielerinfo Erler" (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 19 February 2010.