Jürgen Werner (footballer born 1935)

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Jürgen Werner
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Werner
Date of birth (1935-08-15)August 15, 1935
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Date of death May 28, 2002(2002-05-28) (aged 66)
Playing position full back
Youth career
Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1963 Hamburger SV 169 (14)
National team
1961–1963 Germany 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jürgen Werner (August 15, 1935 – May 28, 2002) was a German football player, journalist and official.

Werner, a midfield player, came from the youth of Hamburger SV right into the first team, in a similar path to Uwe Seeler did, and, for his eight years of first-team experience between 1955 and 1963, has the 1960 German Championship title to prove his credentials. He refused to sign a professional contract in 1963, and was to become a teacher, retiring from the game of football. He also played a part-time role as journalist for weekly newspaper Die Zeit, and later became the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the German Football Association, a role he took up in 1986. In the second half of the 1990s, he was a member of HSV's supervisory board.

Werner played four games for the German team, between 1961 and 1963, and was picked for the 1962 FIFA World Cup, however, due to a training injury, did not pick up a World Cup appearance.

He was a technically sound half back and intelligent player, who later became headmaster for lawyer education in Hamburg.[1]

Jürgen Werner died of cancer on May 28, 2002. In honour of Jürgen Werner, the academy of Hamburger SV got named Jürgen Werner Schule.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bitter, Jürgen. Deutschlands Fußball Nationalspieler, Sportverlag, 1997, p. 537.