Heinz Kördell

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Heinz Kördell
Personal information
Full name Heinz Kördell
Date of birth (1932-01-08) 8 January 1932 (age 85)
Place of birth Wanne-Eickel, Germany
Playing position Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1956 Röhlinghausen
1956–1962 Schalke 04
1962–1964 Schwarz-Weiß Essen
National team
1958 West Germany 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Heinz "Heiner" Kördell (born 8 January 1932) is a former German footballer. In 1958, he was German champion with Schalke 04. He played one international match for West Germany. Kördell is a member of the honorary committee of Schalke.

Kördell was the son of a coal miner in Germany's Ruhrgebiet. In 1956, he joined the Schalke team from SpVgg Röhlinghausen. As an offensive midfielder, he was in the team that won for Schalke the (to date) last German championship in 1958. For six years, he played at Schalke, before joining Schwarz-Weiß Essen in 1962. In German Oberliga West (then the highest division in German football) he scored 19 goals in 103 matches. His only match in the black-and-white dress of West Germany came on December 28, 1958, in Cairo, where the Germans faced Egypt.

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"To us, at the time, "culture" meant having a toilet in your own flat."[1]

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  1. ^ "Kultur war für uns damals, eine Toilette in der Wohnung zu haben." cited according to: Jörg Marwedel, Hymne in Blau, in Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 1, 2005 (online-edition as accessed on December 12, 2006)

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