Winfried Herz

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Winfried Herz
Personal information
Full name Winfried Herz
Date of birth (1929-05-11) 11 May 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Erfurt, Germany
Playing position Forward
Youth career
SC Erfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 BSG KWU Erfurt 43 (25)
1951–1961 Eintracht Braunschweig 171 (67)
National team
1953 West Germany Amateur 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Winfried Herz (born on 11 May 1929) is a retired German football player.[1] He started his career with BSG KWU Erfurt (later renamed into Turbine and finally Rot-Weiß Erfurt) in East Germany, at the time one of the best sides in the country. In 1951 Herz fled into West Germany for political reasons,[2] where he joined Eintracht Braunschweig. Herz went on to play 10 seasons for Eintracht Braunschweig, until he retired in 1961.

Herz also represented East Germany several times during the early 1950s. However, since those games were played before the East German Football Association became a FIFA member in 1952, they are not considered official internationals.




  1. ^ "Winfried Herz" (in German). Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Winfried Herz" (in German). Retrieved 16 April 2012.