Maurice Banach

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Maurice Banach
Personal information
Full name Maurice Banach
Date of birth (1967-10-09)9 October 1967
Place of birth Münster, West Germany
Date of death 17 November 1991(1991-11-17) (aged 24)
Place of death Remscheid, Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
SC Preußen Münster
Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Borussia Dortmund 14 (2)
1988–1990 SG Wattenscheid 09 69 (32)
1990–1991 1. FC Köln 49 (24)
Total 132 (58)
National team
1989 West Germany U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maurice "Mucki" Banach (9 October 1967 in Münster – 17 November 1991 in Remscheid) was a German footballer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Banach was the son of a German seaman and an American GI, and rose to become one of the most hopeful talents in 1980s German football.

Career[edit]

During his youth career he played for SC Preußen Münster, but he later transferred to the youth team of Borussia Dortmund, until, at seventeen, he signed his first professional contract. Until 1988 he played 14 games for Borussia, scoring two goals.

In the summer of 1988, Banach transferred to the second tier team SG Wattenscheid 09. In 1990, he was the highest scorer in the league – with 22 goals.[2] This attracted attention from 1. FC Köln, to whom he moved in the summer of 1990, playing until the end of 1991. His last two of overall 26 Bundesliga goals came in a 4–1 victory against Fortuna Düsseldorf on 9 November 1991.[3]

One week later he played in his final game against FC Schalke 04, which his team lost 3–0.

Death[edit]

The morning after this match Banach was killed in a car crash on the Autobahn near Remscheid.

Statistics[edit]

  • 3 U21 National Team matches for Germany
Bundesliga
  • 14 matches; 2 goals for Borussia Dortmund
  • 49 matches; 24 goals for 1. FC Köln
2. Bundesliga
  • 69 matches; 32 goals for SG Wattenscheid 09
DFB-Pokal
  • 7 matches; 5 goals for 1. FC Köln
UEFA Cup
  • 6 matches; 1 goal for 1. FC Köln

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maurice Banach". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 April 2011). "(West) Germany - Second Level Top Scorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (21 April 2011). "Maurice Banach - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 

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