|Full name||Erich Peter Schaedler|
|Date of birth||6 August 1949|
|Place of birth||Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||24 December 1985(aged 36)|
|Place of death||Cardrona Forest, Scottish Borders, Scotland|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Schaedler started his career at Stirling Albion in 1969 before moving to Hibernian later that year. It was at Easter Road that he would enjoy his greatest success, forming part of the "Turnbull's Tornadoes" side that won the Drybrough Cup then League Cup in 1972–73, and the Drybrough Cup in 1973–74. This side also finished second in the Scottish League in consecutive seasons.
Schaedler moved to Dundee in 1977, where he collected his final medal, for a First Division championship, in 1978–79. He returned to Hibs in 1981, playing for four seasons before moving to Dumbarton. Schaedler was still playing senior football when he committed suicide on Christmas Eve 1985 in the Cardrona Forest. He died aged only 36.
"Shades: The Short Life And Tragic Death Of Erich Schaedler" by Colin Leslie; Black and White Publishing, October 2013. ISBN 9781845025410
- Forsyth, Paul (19 December 2010). "Profile: Erich Schaedler, Hibernian hero". Scotland On Sunday. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "Sporting Q & A". The Independent. 21 February 1999. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
- "1974 FIFA World Cup Germany - Scotland". FIFA. Archived from the original on 4 May 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
- Erich Schaedler at the Scottish Football Association
- Erich Schaedler career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
|This biographical article related to a defender from Scotland is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|