Fritz Laband

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Fritz Laband
Personal information
Full name Friedrich Laband
Date of birth (1925-11-01)1 November 1925
Place of birth Hindenburg, Germany
Date of death 3 January 1982(1982-01-03) (aged 56)
Place of death Hamburg, West Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1936–1937 Reichsbahn SV Hindenburg
1938–1943 Hindenburg 09
1943–1945 Preußen Hindenburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1950 ZSG Anker Wismar
1950–1956 Hamburger SV 122 (0)
1956–1957 Werder Bremen 10 (0)
National team
1954 West Germany 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fritz Laband (1 November 1925 – 3 January 1982) was a German footballer. He was born in Hindenburg.

He was part of the West German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. In total he earned four caps for West Germany.[1] During his club career he played for FC Anker Wismar, Hamburger SV and Werder Bremen.[2]

His standard position being that of a right full back, Laband was a thorough-going and powerful player with good long range passing ability.[3] With his international debut coming less than two months before the 1954 FIFA World Cup, he managed to play in three of Germany's six games at that tournament. For the semi final and the final, coach Sepp Herberger however decided to move his Hamburg club teammate Josef Posipal to the right back position.


  1. ^ "Fritz Laband" (in German). Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fritz Laband". Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Bitter, Jürgen (1997). Deutschlands Fußball Nationalspieler (in German). Sportverlag. p. 276.