* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Herbert 'Ertl' Erhard (6 July 1930 – 3 July 2010), also known as Herbert Erhardt, was a Germanfootballer. As a central defender, he played for SpVgg Fürth and Bayern Munich. He was known for his hard tackling, doggedness and captain like performances. The DFB German Football Association (German FA) list him in the top 20 best German defenders of all time, and Bayern Munich included him in their best 16 in a team made up in the 80s of famous past players.
Although Erhard did not play in the 1954 World Cup, coach Sepp Herberger toyed with the idea of changing his defense by adding Erhardt as the left back in the final game against Hungary instead of Werner Kohlmeyer, but eventually decided to keep the same lineup as in the semifinal against Austria. Sepp Herberger proved his tactical acumen by moving Erhardt to central defense in early-1958. In this new stopper role, Erhard proved to be a stand-out for Germany during the 1958 FIFA World Cup and he remained Germany's standard stopper until his retirement from international play in September 1962. Between 1959 and 1962 Erhard had captained Germany 16 times.