Jürgen Werner (footballer, born 1935)
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|Full name||Jürgen Werner|
|Date of birth||15 August 1935|
|Place of birth||Hamburg, Germany|
|Date of death||28 May 2002(aged 66)|
|Place of death||Hamburg, Germany|
|Playing position||full back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Werner, a midfield player, came from the youth of Hamburger SV right into the first team, in a similar path to Uwe Seeler did, and, for his eight years of first-team experience between 1955 and 1963, has the 1960 German Championship title to prove his credentials. He refused to sign a professional contract in 1963, and was to become a teacher, retiring from the game of football. He also played a part-time role as journalist for weekly newspaper Die Zeit, and later became the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the German Football Association, a role he took up in 1986. In the second half of the 1990s, he was a member of HSV's supervisory board.
Jürgen Werner died of cancer on 28 May 2002. In honour of Jürgen Werner, the academy of Hamburger SV got named Jürgen Werner Schule.
- Bitter, Jürgen. Deutschlands Fußball Nationalspieler, Sportverlag, 1997, p. 537.
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