Dieter Mietz

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Dieter Mietz (born September 3, 1943 in Allenstein ) is a former German football player . From 1967 to 1972 he played 42 international matches in the German national soccer team and was also a member of the DFB squad for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich .


Mietz came from the youth of Wattenscheid 09 and played with the black and whites from the Lohrheidestadion in the amateur league of Westphalia. With the association selection of Westphalia, the defensive player, who mostly played the defensive position, won the regional cup competition on June 16, 1966 with a 1-0 win against Lower Saxony . With goalkeeper Friedhelm Schulte , his defender colleague Erhard Ahmann and stopper Dieter Zorc , he was one of the guarantors of the decisive defensive strength of the Westphalian team . For his first appearance in the amateur national team, he came on September 20, 1967 in Regensburg in the 0-0 draw against Austria as a left defender at the side of Erhard Ahmann. Rainer Zobel also made his debut at this international match and the later record national player for the DFB amateurs, Egon Schmitt , played his second amateur international match . In October and November 1967 he was used by the then DFB coach Udo Lattek in the two Olympic qualifying games against Great Britain (0: 2; 1: 0) and took part in an Asian tour with games against Burma with the amateur selection from the end of December to mid-January 1968 , Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Japan.

Under coach Hubert Schieth he belonged to the championship team of Wattenscheid 09 in the 1968/69 season in the Westphalia League and managed with his teammates through the promotion round to move into the West Regional Football League for the 1969/70 season. In two rounds of the regional league he made 68 league appearances with one goal with Wattenscheid and finished eighth (1970) and thirteenth (1971) place with 09. From the end of December 1970 to mid-January 1971 he took part in an Africa tour with the amateur national team under the direction of DFB coach Jupp Derwall with international matches against Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal. For the round 1971/72 he received an offer from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and moved to the Bundesliga . Because in Dortmund but on the player's side for financial reasons the departures of Sigfried Held , Ferdinand Heidkamp , Willi Neuberger , Horst Trimhold , Werner Weist and Reinhold Wosab had to be absorbed, the Elf could coach Horst Witzler - even after its replacement by Herbert Burdenski to Second round - do not prevent relegation to the regional league. Mietz played 29 games for Dortmund in the 1971/72 Bundesliga round.

He experienced his 42nd amateur international match on August 31, 1972 during the Olympic soccer tournament in Munich in a 7-0 win against the USA. He was substituted on for the Düsseldorf defender Heiner Baltes . His 42 appearances in the amateur national team are spread over 33 games at Wattenscheid 09, 7 games at Borussia Dortmund, 2 games at Sportfreunde in Siegen.

After the Bundesliga adventure with Borussia Dortmund, Mietz joined the regional league promoted Sportfreunde Siegen for the 1972/73 round. Under the sporting leadership of trainer Herbert Schäfer and with teammates Bernd Brodbek , Reinhold Mathes , Werner Strunk , Roland Göbel, Erwin Maslowski , Gerhard Scholtyschik , Alfred Seiler and senior Gerhard Neuser , Siegen took seventh place in 1972/73. In the last year of the old regional league second division, 1973/74, the team from Leimbachstadion came in 12th . From 1972 to 1974 Dieter Mietz had played 64 games with three goals for victories. With the introduction of the new 2nd Bundesliga for the 1974/75 round, Mietz returned to the Westphalian amateur camp with victories. Overall, he is led in the Regionalliga West with 132 games and four goals.


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