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Encyclopedia > Fritz Walter (footballer, 1920)

Fritz Walter (October 31, 1920June 17, 2002) was one of the most popular German football players. In his time with the German and West German national team, he earned 61 caps and scored 33 goals. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... First international Switzerland 5 - 3 Germany (Basel, Switzerland; 5 April 1908) Largest win Germany 16 - 0 Russia (Stockholm, Sweden; 1 July 1912) Worst defeat England 9 - 0 Germany (Oxford, England; 16 March 1909) World Cup Appearances 16 (First in 1934) Best result Winners, 1954, 1974, 1990 European Championship Appearances 9... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Cap (sport). ...


As the son of a Vereinswart of 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Walter began his football career early. At age 8, he joined the Kaiserslautern youth academy, and he made his first team debut at just 17, where he would faithfully remain throughout his career. 1. ...


Walter debuted with the national team in 1940 under Sepp Herberger, and scored a hat-trick against Romania. Walter was drafted into the armed forces in 1942, however, and remained in the army until the end of World War II in 1945. Upon his return from the army, Walter again played for Kaiserslautern, leading them to German championships in 1951 and 1953. He returned to the national team in 1951, and was named the captain. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Josef Sepp Herberger (born 28 March 1897 in Mannheim, Germany, died 28 April 1977 in Weinheim, Germany) was a German football player and manager. ... In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... This article is about the year. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


He was captain of the West German team that won their first World Cup in 1954. Walter received his last cap during the semi-final against Sweden in the 1958 World Cup, suffering an injury which ended his international career, and retired from football in 1959. The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer). ... The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fritz's brother Ottmar Walter played with him on the 1954 West German team that won the World Cup.


Accolades

Uwe Seeler (born November 5, 1936 in Hamburg) is a German football player. ... Franz Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a famous German football player, coach and manager, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities and his domination on the football pitch. ... Lothar Matthäus. ... Fritz Walter Stadion in Kaiserslautern is a soccer stadium that will host the 2006 World Cup and is the home stadium of 1. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... UEFA logo The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced you-AY-fuh), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... The German Football Association (DFB) (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund) is the governing body of football in Germany. ... In 2004, when Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) celebrated its 50th anniversary, each member association selected its best player from 1954 to 2003. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia

  • In the eighties and nineties, there was another successful Bundesliga striker called "Fritz Walter", who mainly played for VfB Stuttgart. Although he had no relationship to the great Kaiserslautern captain, sports fans jokingly called the younger Fritz Walter "Fritz Walter junior".
  • Fritz Walter's wife of five decades was Italia Walter, a woman from Italy. This is remarkable, as it was then highly unusual in then-conservative Germany to pick foreign wives.

The Bundesliga (plural: -ligen) (Federal League, meaning nation-wide league) is the name for the premier league of any sport in Austria and Germany. ... The VfB Stuttgart (eingetragener Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 , registered Club for Athletic Games Stuttgart 1893) is a sports and football club in Stuttgart, founded on September 9, 1893 as Stuttgart FV 93. ...

External links

  • UEFA - Germany's Golden Player
  • DFB Statistics of Fritz Walter
Preceded by:
Obdulio Varela
(Uruguay)
Football World Cup
winning captain

1954
Succeeded by:
Hilderaldo Bellini
(Brazil)

 
 

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