Heinz Kwiatkowski

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Heinz Kwiatkowski
Personal information
Full name Heinrich Kwiatkowski
Date of birth (1926-07-16)16 July 1926
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Date of death 23 May 2008(2008-05-23) (aged 81)
Place of death Dortmund, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 Schalke 04
1950–1952 Rot-Weiss Essen
1952–1966 Borussia Dortmund 300[2]
National team
1954–1958 West Germany 4 (0)
Teams managed
1964 Borussia Dortmund
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Heinrich "Heinz" Kwiatkowski (16 July 1926 – 23 May 2008) was a German football goalkeeper. He was born in Gelsenkirchen.

He was a member of the West German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also participated in the 1958 FIFA World Cup. In total he earned four caps for West Germany.[3] During his club career he played for FC Schalke 04, Rot-Weiß Essen and Borussia Dortmund.[4] He won the German football championship with Dortmund in 1956 and 1957. He died in Dortmund.

As a goalkeeper, Kwiatkowski's specialty was to fist the ball away, which earned him the nickname "Heini Fausten".


  1. ^ "Heinrich Kwiatkowski" (in German). dieheldenvonbern.de. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  2. ^ "(Un-)Vergessene Helden (6) - Heinrich Kwiatkowski und Hans Tilkowski" (in German). Die Kirsche. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Heinz Kwiatkowski" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Heinz Kwiatkowski". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 1 June 2011.