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Dieter Erler in 1964
|Date of birth||28 May 1939|
|Place of birth||Glauchau, Germany|
|Date of death||10 April 1998(aged 58)|
|Place of death||Chemnitz, Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1959–1965||SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He began his footballing career with Chemie Glauchau in 1953. He transferred to Wismut Gera for the 1957 season and then after two seasons 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 47 international caps and scored 12 goals for East Germany.
He was voted GDR footballer of the year in 1967.
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