Leopold "Poldi" Kielholz (9 June 1911 – 4 June 1980) was a Swiss footballer (striker). He participated in the 1934 FIFA World Cup, scoring 3 goals, and also in the 1938 FIFA World Cup. Historically, he was the first Swiss international to score a goal for his country in a World Cup tournament. He was wearing glasses during games.
Leopold Kielholz started his footballer career by BSC Old Boys Basel. A year later he transferred to FC Black Stars Basel and another two years later to FC Basel. In 1932 he transferred to Servette Geneva. The clubs that he played for while participating in these two World Cup tournaments were FC Servette and SC YF Juventus. He also played for Stade de Reims between 1936 and 1937.
He gave his made his debut for the Swiss national team in 1933. He played a total of 17 games and scored 12 goals for Switzerland. His last international game was in 1938 against Belgium.
He coached Stade de Reims from 1936 to 1937 and twice the Swiss nation team, between 1950 and 1953 and again between 1954 and 1958.
Titles and Honours
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