August Möbs

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August Möbs (born August 8, 1908 in Friedberg ; † February 4, 1944 in Bad Vilbel ) was a footballer at Eintracht Frankfurt . He played for the club from 1930 to 1939 and became German runner-up with him in 1932 . In 15 games for the German championship, he scored five goals.



The goal-threatening half-striker came to Eintracht from VfB Friedberg in March 1930 and was champion in the Main-Hessen district league with the team in 1930/31 and was therefore able to take part in the final round of the South German championship. As runner-up in southern Germany, Eintracht Frankfurt qualified for the final round of the German championship in 1931 and met Fortuna Düsseldorf away from home in the first round . On May 14, 1931 August Möbs played his first game in the German finals and Eintracht won three goals from center forward Karl Ehmer with 3-2 goals after extra time. Three days later, the final round was over, Möbs and colleagues lost 2-0 at Hamburger SV. In his first year-round season with the Riederwaldelf, 1931/32, Eintracht again moved into the South German finals as district league champions of Main-Hessen and won the title there too. The final on April 24, 1932 in Stuttgart against Bayern Munich was canceled when the score was 2-0 for Eintracht and Frankfurt was declared champions. In the German final round, the team of coach Paul Oßwald against Hindenburg Allenstein (6: 0), Tennis Borussia Berlin (3: 1) and in the semifinals on May 29, 1932 in Dresden against FC Schalke 04 with 2: 1 goals - Karl Ehmer scored twice and made it to the final on June 12 in Nuremberg against southern rivals FC Bayern Munich. Bayern turned the game around and prevailed with 2-0 goals. Möbs and Ehmer could not prevail against the strong defenders Sigmund Haringer , Konrad Heidkamp and Ludwig Goldbrunner and had to be content with the runner-up. For the third year in a row, Eintracht Frankfurt moved into the final round of the German championship in 1932/33. First they met Hamburger SV and won 4-1 goals in Hamburg, then there was a shooting festival with 12-2 goals against the overwhelmed team from Hindenburg Allenstein, with Möbs distinguished with three and Ehmer with five goals. In the semifinals, however, the future German champions Fortuna Düsseldorf with the cornerstones Paul Janes , Jakob Bender , Theo Breuer , Georg Hochgesang , Stanislaus Kobierski and Felix Zwolanowski prevailed on May 28, 1933 in Berlin with 4-0 goals against Eintracht.

From the round 1933/34, the championship games were played in regional Gauligen. In the Gauliga Südwest Möbs and his teammates of Eintracht were able to qualify for the finals again for the first time in 1938. After the group games, Hamburger SV and Frankfurt - Hermann Lindemann , Albert Wirsching , Franz Linken , Adam Schmitt - were tied with 10: 2 points, HSV took first place with the better goal difference. August Möbs completed the last games for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 1938/39 season when he and his team took third place in the south-west relay. Overall, he is led with 115 league games and 70 goals for Eintracht. There are also 30 final round matches for the South German Championship with 14 goals, as well as 15 final round matches for the German Championship with five goals.

Selection appointments

In the federal cup on January 11, 1931 in Mannheim, he hit the net twice in the semi-final match for southern Germany in a 3-0 win against western Germany. In the 4: 3 success after extra time in the final against Central Germany on April 19 in Dresden, he did not make it into the victorious South German selection. On the other hand, on July 29, 1934, he belonged to the south-west selection in Nuremberg, which won the 1934 Kampfspiel-Pokal with a 5-3 win over Bayern . He steered the game to half left, alongside center forward Edmund Conen and left winger Josef Fath . In the competition of the Reichsbundpokal 1935/36 he again belonged to the victorious team of the southwest on January 5, 1936 in Augsburg in the semifinals against Bavaria (2-1 after extra time). He was also active as a half right in the final on March 1 against Saxony, the game ended 2-2 draw after extra time. In the final replay on May 24, 1936 in Leipzig he was not present, as were his two teammates Bernhard Leis and Willi Tiefel, as well as defense chief Wilhelm Sold from Saarbrücken.


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  • Hardy Grüne , Lorenz Knieriem: Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 8: Player Lexicon 1890–1963. Agon-Sportverlag, Kassel 2006, ISBN 3-89784-148-7 .

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