Charles Buchwald

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Charles Buchwald
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Denmark squad.JPG
Danish soccer team at the 1912 Olympics, from left: Anthon Olsen, Sophus "Krølben" Nielsen, Harald Hansen, Paul Berth, Poul "Tist" Nielsen, Sophus Hansen, Nils Middelboe, Charles Buchwald, Oskar Nielsen, Emil Jørgensen, Vilhelm Wolfhagen.
Medal record
Men's Football
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Team Competition

Charles von Buchwald (22 October 1880 in Bjerringbro, Viborg – 19 November 1951 in Hørsholm) was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player, who played seven games as a defender for the Denmark national football team.

Buchwald's parents were August Detlev Friis (von) Buchwald (1830-1906), owner of the estate Friisholt, and Johanne Marie Charlotte von Arenstorff (1847-1901), and he belonged to and old a noble family from Holstein. He had a career as a lawyer.[1]

He won silver medals at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics.[2] He also won a gold medal with the unofficial Danish team at the 1906 Summer Olympics. In his club career, Buchwald played for Danish teams ØB and AB.

He represented Denmark at the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, participating in the unofficial football tournament, which Denmark won. He took part in the first official Danish national team game, played at the 1908 Summer Olympics, as Denmark won 9-0 against France B. He played all three Danish games at the tournament, and helped the team win silver medals. Four years later, Buchwald once again played all three games. In the final game, against Great Britain, Buchwald was injured in the 30th minute of the game, with Denmark trailing Great Britain 1-2. As the rules did not allow substitutions, Denmark finished the game with one man less, losing 2-4.


  1. ^ Kraks Blå Bog 1949 (in Danish)
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900871.

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