Dieter Krafczyk

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Dieter Krafczyk (born September 23, 1941 in Kiel ; † August 29, 2016 ) was a German football player who played 135 games in the Bundesliga from 1963 to 1971 and scored 38 goals; including the first for 1. FC Saarbrücken on August 31, 1963 (2nd matchday) in the 2: 4 defeat in the away game against Hamburger SV .


Beginning, 1960–63

In the 1960/61 round, the talented striker Dieter Krafczyk completed twelve games in the Oberliga Nord for Holstein Kiel and also entered the storks' list of goalscorers twelve times. With his comrades from Holstein's amateur team, he also won the final of the German Amateur Championship on June 24, 1961 in Hanover with 5-1 goals against Siegburger SV 04 . The young center forward was able to contribute one goal to this success. For round 1962/63 he moved from the Kiel Fjord to the Saar. Coach Helmuth Johannsen brought the goal scorer's hope to 1. FC Saarbrücken in the Oberliga Südwest . He scored 29 goals in 28 games and was the top scorer in the last league round in the Southwest.

Bundesliga, 1963-71

For the new Bundesliga , the sporting substance of the Saarbrücken turned out to be too weak. The Saarlanders opened the round on August 24, 1963 with a 2-0 home defeat against eventual champions 1. FC Köln and ended it on May 9, 1964 with a 1-1 draw in Ludwigspark against FC Schalke 04 . With only six wins and five draws, the 17 plus points were not enough to keep the league. Krafczyk was the relegated's top scorer with 13 goals. Helmut Johannsen, who had meanwhile worked for Eintracht Braunschweig , signed the ex-Kieler and his teammate Erich Maas for the 1964/65 round . After two average rounds, he had played 42 games with 13 goals, he signed with Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 1966 . He missed the sensational title win of the Braunschweig in 1967. Under coach Elek Schwartz he could not assert himself in Frankfurt as hoped. In the offensive of the Hessians, he did not get past competitors Jürgen Grabowski , Wolfgang Solz and Oskar Lotz . After only one round, he gave up the fight for the regular place and moved to Hertha BSC in the Regionalliga. There he was able to celebrate the superior championship and assertion in the promotion round in 1967/68. Coach Helmut Kronsbein led Hertha back to the Bundesliga against Rot-Weiss Essen , SV Alsenborn, Göttingen 05 and Bayern Hof. Dieter Krafczyk played all eight promotion games for Hertha BSC. In the 1968/69 Bundesliga round he successfully stormed alongside Franz Brungs and Arno Steffenhagen . The Herthaners could keep the class with the 14th place. Since the Berliners wanted to be at the top of the Bundesliga and therefore invested in personnel ( Lorenz Horr , Wolfgang Gayer ), he moved on to his fifth Bundesliga station. He moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern for the 1969/70 round . There he ended his career in professional football after another 29 Bundesliga appearances and seven goals.


From the summer of 1971 he played for the Palatinate amateur club Kirchenbollenbach. He had moved there with his teammate Winfried Richter and then let his career end.

Individual evidence

  1. Dieter Krafczyk. Retrieved June 3, 2019 .
  2. ^ Obituary at Holstein Kiel
  3. ^ First Bundesliga club for 1. FC Saarbrücken


  • Jürgen Bitter : Germany's football. The encyclopedia. Sportverlag, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-328-00857-8 .
  • Matthias Weinrich: Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 3: 35 years of the Bundesliga. Part 1. The founding years 1963–1975. Stories, pictures, constellations, tables. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1998, ISBN 3-89784-132-0 .