Jürgen Nöldner

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Jürgen Nöldner
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Jürgen Nöldner (right).
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-02-22) February 22, 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sparta Lichtenberg
BEWAG/Turbine Berlin
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1973 Vorwärts 285 (88)
National team
1960–1969 East Germany 30 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Competitor for  Germany
Bronze Tokyo 1964 Team Competition

Jürgen Nöldner (born February 22, 1941 in Berlin) is a German former footballer who was active in East Germany. He is the son of Erwin Nöldner, a resistance fighter killed by the Nazis in 1944.

Playing career[edit]

Nöldner began his senior career in 1959, with Vorwärts Berlin. He was to spend his entire career with the club, even staying when it was moved to Frankfurt/Oder in 1971. During this time he was East German champion five times, and won the Cup in 1970. He also played internationally for East Germany, winning 30 caps and scoring 16 goals, including a first minute goal against Austria which was the fastest in the national team's history. He was part of the all-East German team that represented Germany at the 1964 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal. In 1966 he was voted East German Footballer of the Year, and such was his reputation that he was nicknamed "the Puskás of the DDR".


After retirement[edit]

Nöldner retired in 1973, and became a sports journalists. He edited the Neue Fußballwoche, an East German football magazine, from 1984 to 1990, and served as Berlin editor of Kicker sportmagazin from 1990 until his retirement in 2006.

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