Fritz Pliska

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Fritz Pliska
Fritz Pliska.jpg
Born 20 December 1915
Gelsenkirchen
Died 28 August 1995(1995-08-28) (aged 79)
Dülken
Military career
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Leutnant
Unit Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Association football career
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1946 FC Schalke 04
1948–1949 TSG Vohwinkel 80
1948–1949 Rheydter SV
1951–1953 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Teams managed
1949–1951 Rheydter SV
1951–1953 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1954–1955 Waldhof Mannheim
1955–1956 VfR Frankenthal
1957–1960 Borussia Mönchengladbach
1960–1962 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1963–1965 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1965–1967 Rot-Weiss Essen
1973–1974 Roda JC Kerkrade
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fritz Pliska (20 December 1915 – 28 August 1995) was a highly decorated Leutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Pliska was also is a former German footballer and coach in the German Bundesliga and in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 354.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 341.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 598.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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