Willi Giesemann

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Willy Giesemann
Personal information
Full name Wilhelm Giesemann
Date of birth (1937-09-02) 2 September 1937 (age 81)
Place of birth Rühme, Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
TSV Sülfeld
VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1959 VfL Wolfsburg OL Nord
1959–1963 Bayern Munich OL Süd
1963–1968 Hamburger SV 104 (3)
1968–? HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst
National team
1960–1965 West Germany 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilhelm Giesemann (born 2 September 1937 in Rühme, a district of Braunschweig, Germany) is a former German football player.[1]

Half back Giesemann was part of the West Germany squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and played in two West German matches there.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Willi Giesemann" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Willy Giesemann". Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  3. ^ Bitter, Jürgen (1997). Deutschlands Fußball Nationalspieler (in German). Sportverlag. p. 146.

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