Herbert Widmayer

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Herbert Widmayer
Personal information
Full name Herbert Widmayer
Date of birth (1913-11-17)17 November 1913
Place of birth Kiel, German Empire
Date of death 31 July 1998(1998-07-31) (aged 84)
Place of death Frechen, Germany
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Holstein Kiel
TSV 1860 Munich
Eintracht Braunschweig
Teams managed
1948–1950 VfL Osnabrück
1955–1956 SV Sodingen
1956–1960 VfL Bochum
1960–1963 1. FC Nuremberg
1964–1966 KSV Hessen Kassel
1968 Karlsruher SC

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Herbert Widmayer (17 November 1913 – 31 July 1998) was a German football player and manager. He is the first ever coach to be prematurely terminated in Bundesliga history. He was the younger brother of Werner Widmayer

Widmayer played Holstein Kiel, TSV 1860 Munich and Eintracht Braunschweig. After World War II he commenced a coaching career.

In 1960 he joined 1. FC Nürnberg, the most titled German club then, succeeding the Austrian player legend Franz Binder. He led Nürnberg, in Germany nicknamed "the Club", to the South German Championship in the same year. In the final of the tournament for the national title Nürnberg defeated Borussia Dortmund in front of 82,000 spectators in Hanover's Niedersachsenstadion with 3-0. In the following year the Club once more won the South German Championship, and once more reached the national final, this time in Berlin's Olympic Stadium ,and losing there 0-4 vs 1. FC Köln.[1][2]



  1. "Widmayer, Herbert" (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 28 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Herbert Widmayer" (in German). ksvhessenkassel.de. Retrieved 28 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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