Georg Buschner

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Georg Buschner
Georg Buschner WM 1974.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-12-26)26 December 1925
Place of birth Gera, Germany
Date of death 12 February 2007(2007-02-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Jena, Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1935–? 1. SV Gera
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1952 1. SV Gera
1952–1958 SC Motor Jena
National team
1954–1957 East Germany 6 (0)
Teams managed
1958–1970 SC Motor Jena
1970–1981 East Germany

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Georg Buschner (26 December 1925 in Gera – 12 February 2007 in Jena) was an East German football player and manager.

Buschner taking a rest during the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

He earned six caps for the East Germany national football team between 1954 and 1957,[1] and later coached the team from 1970 to 1981. He was the coach when East Germany played in their only World Cup appearance in 1974, and produced one of their most famous victories upset by beating West Germany in the first round. He also led East Germany to the bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics and the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics.[2]

He died on 12 February 2007 of prostate cancer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (30 April 2006). "Georg Buschner - International Matches as Coach". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Trainer-Legende - Kick mit der Staatssicherheit". einestages.spiegel.de. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "DDR-Trainerlegende Georg Buschner ist tot". Die Welt. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2013.