Rudolf Gellesch

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Rudolf Gellesch
Personal information
Full name Rudolf Gellesch
Date of birth (1914-05-01)1 May 1914
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Date of death 20 August 1990(1990-08-20) (aged 76)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1946 Schalke 04
1946–1950 FC Lübbecke
1950–1951 Eintracht Trier
National team
1935–1941 Germany 21 (1)
Teams managed
1950–1952 Eintracht Trier
1952–1955 Hessen Kassel
1956 Auswahl Frankfurt
1957 Auswahl Frankfurt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf Gellesch (1 May 1914 in Gelsenkirchen - 20 August 1990) was a German football forward.

Gellesch played for FC Schalke 04 (1926–1946) and TuS Lübbecke (1946–1950).

On the national level he played for Germany national team (20 matches/1 goal),[1] and was a participant at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He was the inside right of the Breslau Eleven that beat Denmark 8-0 in Breslau in 1937 and went on to win 10 out 11 games played during that year.

One of the many talents emanating from FC Schalke 04 during the 1930s, young Rudolf Gellesch replaced Fritz Szepan as inside forward after Szepan had moved to the center half position. Being a talented threader of moves on the pitch, he appeared to be a double of Szepan.

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  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (8 December 2016). "Rudolf Gellesch - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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