Ernst Lindner (soccer player)

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Ernst Lindner (born March 11, 1935 in Goldbeck in the Altmark ; † October 11, 2012 there ) was a German football player. He played six times in the GDR national soccer team .

Athletic career

At the age of 12, Lindner began playing soccer at the local sports community in Goldbeck, which later became the BSG Empor. Out of the junior age he moved in 1953 from Altmarkdorf to the center of Altmark, to the upper division BSG Lokomotive in Stendal . There he left a positive impression as a striker, so that he was initially appointed to the GDR junior team in May 1954 and was delegated to the soccer section of the SC DHfK Leipzig in the autumn of the same year . There he should be developed into a top athlete together with other soccer talents. The two teams called SC DHfK I and II, which were set up for this project, could not fulfill the hoped-for performance in the second-rate GDR league and were disbanded after five months. Lindner did not belong to the circle of players who were passed on to the top clubs Vorwärts and Dynamo Berlin , and so he tried to gain a foothold with the top division club SC Lok Leipzig . There he was only used in two games and so he went back to Lok Stendal after the end of the 1954/55 season.

At home, Ernst Lindner then triumphed. After the five-month transition round of the major league to switch to the calendar year season, he helped his team to rank 4 in 1956, the best placement in the history of the BSG and was top scorer in the league with 18 goals. After a game in the B national team in September 1956, he played for the first time in the A national team on October 14, 1956 in the game Bulgaria - GDR (3: 1) .

His first Stendal trainer, Oswald Pfau , who was now in charge of the Stuttgarter Kickers , had also registered this success . He persuaded Lindner to come to him in Stuttgart. Lindner followed the call and went illegally to western and footballing southern Germany in early 1957. On the part of the GDR without clearance and therefore blocked, he could not be used at the Kickers. He also found a low-level team that barely managed to stay up at the end of the season and the following year, in the summer of 1958, relegated from the Oberliga Süd . In the meantime, having returned ruefully to Stendal, Lindner, as a GDR refugee , was suspended for the remainder of 1957 and had to "prove" himself as a production worker at the BSG Lok carrier company , the Reichsbahn repair shop.

For the 1958 season, Lindner was again allowed to compete for Lok Stendal. After his negative experiences he stayed down to earth. Even when the locomotive team had to make it to the second division, he remained loyal to them and stayed in Stendal until his career ended in 1971. In 1964 he was named the best player of the season by the soccer magazine “ fuwo ”. After his rehabilitation, Lindner was used again in the national team in 1959. He has a total of 6 A and 6 B internationals. In the league he played 242 point games (including 2 for SC Lok Leipzig) and scored 36 goals (all for Stendal). This means that he is at the top of both league point games and league gates at BSG Lok Stendal.

After his playing career, he returned to Goldbeck to work, among other things, as a coach of the 1st team (until 1992). He died on October 11, 2012.

Web links

Commons : Ernst Lindner  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kicker from January 21, 1957, page 9
  2. SV Blau-Gelb 21 Goldbeck mourns Ernst Lindner . SV Blau-Gelb 21 Goldbeck eV Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved November 26, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /