|Date of birth||31 May 1941|
|Place of birth||Klingenstein (now Blaustein), Germany|
|Playing position||Defender, goalkeeper|
|TSG Ulm 1846|
|1960–1964||TSG Ulm 1846(at times OL Süd)|
|1966–1967||TSV 1860 München||8||(0)|
|1969–1976||SC Fortuna Köln||85||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Career as a player
Schooled on the goalkeeper position following a goalkeeper shortage at TSG Ulm 1846 in the first phase of the 1960s, Fahrian had initially been a defender. Although impressive in his new role, his call-up by Sepp Herberger for the West Germany clash against Uruguay in April 1962 made a great stir due to the fact he was not a top-division player at that time. In the fixture he kept a clean sheet, something that brought him into the 1962 FIFA World Cup squad of West Germany. Had his first cap caused a stir, the starting job he earned for the West Germans for the duration of the tournament was a true sensation as it had been expected that Hans Tilkowski would be undoubted first choice of Herberger and Fahrian just reserve.
However, the 1962 FIFA World Cup brought disappointing results for West Germany and Fahrian didn't have the best of luck in the rest of his career also. Several moves later he retired after just 67 appearances in the Bundesliga.
Career as a sports agent
Fahrian joined the sports agent business at the end of his career and became a hit. In 2006, he worked as executive for ROGON Sportmanagement, one of the leading agencies in German football with clients such as Kevin Kurányi, Marcelo Bordon, Fabian Ernst, Halil Altıntop, Tim Wiese, Roque Junior and others.
- "Wolfgang Fahrian" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
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