Erich Meier

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Erich Meier
Personal information
Full name Erich Meier
Date of birth (1935-03-30)30 March 1935
Place of birth Biedenkopf, Germany
Date of death 8 February 2010(2010-02-08) (aged 74)
Place of death Biedenkopf-Wallau, Germany
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
0000–1956 FV 09 Breidenbach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1962 Eintracht Frankfurt 43 (17)
1962–1965 1. FC Kaiserslautern 53 (33)
1965–1966 Alkmaar '54
1966 AGOVV Apeldoorn
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Erich Meier (30 March 1935 – 8 February 2010) was a German footballer who played winger.[1] With Eintracht Frankfurt, Meier won the German championship in 1959 and reached the 1960 European Cup Final against Real Madrid. In his main profession he was a construction technician.


Meier started his career with amateur side FV 09 Breidenbach, and moved to Frankfurt in 1956. Erich Meier had his highlights in the matches of the European Cup 1959–60, as he scored four goals in six fixtures. Thus his nickname is originated, Flood light Meier.[2] Arguably his two most remembered appearances include the final match at Glaswegian Hampden Park in the second leg of the semi final at Rangers, when he contributed two goals to the 6–3 victory.

Club career after Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

In the Oberliga he was overshadowed by Lothar Schämer, so he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1962. After that, he moved to the Netherlands, where he played for Alkmaar '54 and AGOVV Apeldoorn, where he ended his career at the end of the 1965–66 season.


  1. ^ "Erich Meier". Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Eintracht Frankfurt trauert um Erich Meier" (in German). Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2010.

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