Josef Pöttinger (16 April 1903 – 9 September 1970) was a German football player. His nicknames were Sepp and Pötschge. During his career he played for Bayern Munich and had 14 appearances for Germany.
Club career 
Pöttinger debuted with 16 years in the first team of Bayern Munich. He was a striker, renowned for his technical excellence. His opponents' difficulties to stop him often resulted in brutal fouls, which led to constant injuries for Pöttinger and eventually to an early end of his career.
When Bayern Munich won the southgerman championship 1925–26 he had scored 57 times during the season. 1928 was the year of his greatest success with the club, when they reached the semifinals of the German championship. He had to end his career in 1930 due to knee-injury.
National team 
His first game for the German national team was on 18 April 1926 in Düsseldorf against the Netherlands. In the 4:2 win he scored three times. He participated with his team in the Olympic Games 1928.
Pöttinger coached the VfB Pankow, 1. SV Jena, Teutonia Munich, VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern Munich, 1. FC Lichtenfels, and BC Augsburg.
- ^ Schulze-Marmeling, Dietrich (2003). Die Bayern. Die Geschichte des deutschen Rekordmeisters (in German). Die Werkstatt. p. 637. ISBN 3-89533-426-X.
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