Friedhelm Seifarth

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Friedhelm Seifarth (born November 16, 1928 ) is a former German soccer player. From 1949 to 1952 he played for ZSG / BSG Stahl Altenburg in the GDR Oberliga , the top division in GDR football .

Athletic career

In the summer of 1949, the Eastern Zone League (later the GDR Oberliga) entered its first season. ZSG Altenburg also qualified among the 14 teams, with the 21-year-old striker Friedhelm Seifarth among its players. He was used in 15 of the 26 league games during the 1949/50 season and scored three goals. Also in the following two league seasons, Seifarth played continuously in the attack of Altenberger, who started as BSG Stahl from January 1951. Of the 70 league games that were played during this period, he played 60 games and scored nine goals. After the 1951/52 season, BSG Stahl had to relegate to the GDR league , and Seifarth was then not represented in the top football leagues for a year.

It was not until the 1953/54 season that Seifarth appeared in the squad of the GDR league promoter BSG Chemie Glauchau . With him, the newcomer reached a surprising second place in his season, in which Seifarth was involved with 25 appearances in 26 league games and as top scorer with 16 goals. In the next few seasons he was a regular player and until 1957 only missed two league games. In the transition round in the fall of 1955 for the change from the summer-spring game year to the calendar year season and in the 1957 season he was again the top scorer of the Glauchauer with seven or five goals . After the 1957 season, Glauchau had to relegate from the GDR league. For the 29-year-old Seifarth, this meant the end of his playing career in GDR-wide gaming operations. Between 1949 and 1957 he made 75 league appearances with twelve goals and 114 appearances in the GDR league with 48 goals.

Seifarth returned to Altenburg and from 1961 took over the training of BSG Motor (successor to BSG Stahl), which played in the third-class Leipzig district league . He led the team in 1963, 1965 and 1969 to the district championship, but always failed in the promotion games.


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