Fritz Balogh

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Fritz Balogh
birthday December 16, 1920
place of birth BratislavaCzechoslovakia
date of death January 14, 1951
Place of death near NersingenGermany
position Storm
Years station
1934-1939 DSK Bratislava
Years station Games (goals) 1
1939-1940 DSK Bratislava
1941-1944 Hertha BSC 19 (22)
1945-1946 VfL Neckarau
1946 Phoenix Ludwigshafen 2 0(5)
1946 VfB Neunkirchen 0 0(0)
1946-1951 VfL Neckarau 96 (66)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1950 Germany 1 0(0)
1 Only league games are given.

Fritz Balogh (born December 16, 1920 in Bratislava , Czechoslovakia , † January 14, 1951 near Nersingen near Ulm ) was a German football player .



Balogh began playing football at the age of 13 at the German Sports Club in Bratislava, which was founded in 1933. For the 1939/40 season he moved up to the first team, for which he played in the city ​​league Bratislava , won the German Carpathian Championship at the end of the season and later represented the club in the city selection.

During the Second World War he ended up in the German capital , where he initially played for Hertha BSC for the third team, but was soon "promoted" to the first. For the Berliners he played in the Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg - in one of initially 16, later increased to 23 Gauligen at the time of National Socialism as a uniform and top division in the German Reich - 19 point games in which he scored 22 goals. In the 1942/43 round he took third place with Hertha BSC in the Gauliga Brandenburg and is noted with 16 appearances and 20 goals. He was the outstanding goalscorer of the team of coach Hans Sauerwein . He also played three games in the finals of the 1944 German Championship , in which he scored two goals. Previously, he was also used in the Tschammerpokal , the cup competition for club teams, in the first final round on July 13, 1941 in the 1: 2 defeat against Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin .

From 1945 the half-left laced his soccer shoes for the Mannheim district club VfL Neckarau , with whom he was promoted to the Oberliga Süd at the end of the season . During the summer of 1946 he was also temporarily active with Phönix Ludwigshafen and - at the beginning of the 1946/47 season - with VfB Neunkirchen , but returned to Neckarau in the current season and there was the second best league scorer with 32 goals - behind Hans Pöschl and ahead of Max Morlock (both 1. FC Nürnberg).

Balogh remained loyal to the club for family reasons, even when it was relegated to the second-rate regional league at the end of the 1947/48 season and u. a. the VfB Mühlburg and FSV Frankfurt around him tried as a prolific players. He contributed before the 1950/51 season to return to the Oberliga Süd , one of the five highest German leagues at the time. During his club membership from 1945 to 1951 he scored 66 goals in 96 point games for VfL Neckarau.

National team

On November 22, 1950 he was used in the senior national team's first international match after World War II . The in Stuttgart Neckar Stadium with the Swiss national team discharged comparison ended by that of Herbert Burdenski by penalty turned goal after 42 minutes with 1: 0th His 90-minute appearance was his only one in the DFB jersey , making him the only national player for VfL Neckarau to this day .


On Sunday, January 14th, 1951 at around 9:30 p.m., Balogh fell from the moving train while driving back from the 3: 5 lost game against FC Bayern Munich and was killed in the process.


In the late summer of 1941 he worked as a supporting actor during the shooting of the film by director Robert Adolf Stemmle, “The Big Game”, which premiered on July 10, 1942 in the Berlin cinemas Capitol am Zoo .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. One Flew by Neckarau - memory of Fritz Balogh on 11FREUNDE .com
  2. ^ The German sports organizations in Slovakia in the years 1918 - 1938 , page 5 of Doc. PhDr. Miroslav Bobrik
  3. Slovak League 1939 - 1945 on
  4. cf. Wiener Latest Nachrichten (Monday newspaper) of August 28, 1939, page 11; even clearer: Illustrierte Kronen-Zeitung of April 30, 1940, page 9
  5. ^ Description of his teammate Heinz Tamm in: Lebenselixier Fußball , Jena 2013, page 51
  6. Harald Tragmann, Harald Voss: The Hertha Compendium. Publisher Harald Voss. Berlin 2017. ISBN 978-3-935759-27-4 . P. 197
  7. Match pairing / team line-up ( memento of the original from August 13, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on sü @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  8. The big game on imdb .com


  • Werner Skrentny (Ed.): When Morlock still met the moonlight. The history of the Oberliga Süd 1945–1963. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2001, ISBN 3-89784-175-4 .
  • Harald Tragmann, Harald Voß: The Hertha Compendium. 2., revised. and exp. Edition. Harald Voß, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-935759-05-3 .