|Full name||Wilhelm Giesemann|
|Date of birth||2 September 1937|
|Place of birth||Rühme, Germany|
|1956–1959||VfL Wolfsburg OL Nord|
|1959–1963||Bayern Munich OL Süd|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He did miss out on participation at the then forthcoming World Cup because of injury, an injury that had an effect on the duration of his ability to play top-level football in the latter stages of his career, but sustained his toughest injury just on the day of his fourteenth and last West Germany appearance. On 6 June 1965, the West Germans played Brazil in Rio and battled hard to withstand the likes of Garrincha, Ademir and Pelé. Brazil was still in the lead, short before the end of the match when a tackle of Pelé saw marker Giesemann go off with a broken shinbone. And, it happened to be the famous Brazilian striker who netted the decisive second goal shortly after.
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