Reinhard Libuda

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Reinhard Libuda
Reinhard Libuda 1971 Ajman stamp.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-10-10)10 October 1943
Place of birth Wendlinghausen, Germany
Date of death 25 August 1996(1996-08-25) (aged 52)
Place of death Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
0000–1954 Rot-Weiß Bismarck
1954–1961 FC Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1965 FC Schalke 04 76 (15)
1965–1968 Borussia Dortmund 74 (8)
1968–1972 FC Schalke 04 124 (13)
1972–1973 RC Strasbourg 15 (3)
1973–1976 FC Schalke 04 15 (0)
Total 304 (39)
National team
1964–1966 West Germany U-23 2 (0)
1963–1971 West Germany 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reinhard "Stan" Libuda (10 October 1943 in Wendlinghausen near Lemgo – 25 August 1996 in Gelsenkirchen) was a German footballer[1] playing on the right wing.

His tremendous skill as a dribbler was a major factor in Borussia Dortmund's 1966 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup championship[2] and West Germany’s hard-won qualification and its third-place finish in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. In the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final in 1966 he scored the final goal against Liverpool F.C. to earn a 2–1 extra time victory for Dortmund.[3]

Libuda played for FC Schalke 04 from 1961 until 1976 with two interruptions: from 1965 until 1968 he played for Borussia Dortmund, and 1972–73 for RC Strasbourg.

Between 1963 and 1971, Libuda gained 26 caps for the Germany national football team and scored three goals. In the German Fußball-Bundesliga he played 264 games and scored 28 goals for FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.

Later he was involved in the Bundesligaskandal of 1971. The shy Libuda later suffered from cancer, and died from the complications of a stroke.

Libuda gained his nickname "Stan" after the English player Stanley Matthews who played in the same position and who was widely praised for his dribbling skills.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libuda, Reinhard" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Kaluza, Martin (2 November 2011). "Der 10000-Mark-Treffer" (in German). 11freunde. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "1965/66: Stan the man for Dortmund". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Fox, Norman (27 August 1996). "Obituary: Reinhard Libuda" (in German). The independent. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

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