Günther Hercher

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Günther Hercher (born August 9, 1927 ) is a former German football player who was active from 1949 to 1952 for Stahl / Motor Altenburg in the GDR Oberliga , the top division in GDR football .

Athletic career

For the first season of the newly founded East Zone Football League (later GDR Oberliga ), ZSG Altenburg also took 22-year-old Günter Hercher into its squad. In the 1949/50 season with 26 rounds, player- coach Herbert Klemig offered him in 19 matches, mostly as a striker. Hercher was also part of the team in the relegation game for relegation, which ZSG won 3-2 against Anker Wismar . In all games he remained without a goal. In the 1950/51 season, in which the central sports community was converted into the company sports community (BSG) Stahl, Klemig was replaced as coach by Heinz Kapitän from the 7th day of the game . Hercher had to sit out several times and only made 15 appearances in 34 league games. This time he played mostly in midfield but was still goalless. For the 1951/52 season, Klemig returned as a player-coach, and he now used Hercher as a defender. Again with several failures this was used in 26 league games and has now also scored two goals. At the end of the season, the BSG steel was determined as relegated from the league. In the 1953/54 season in the second-rate GDR league , the Altenburg team started as BSG Motor. Hercher managed to establish himself as a regular player by playing all 24 league games and scoring one goal. He was able to defend his regular place in the following two seasons. Of the total of 52 league games he played 43 games and scored seven and four goals respectively. In the fall of 1955, a transition round was carried out in GDR football, which served to change from the summer-spring game rhythm to the calendar year season. 13 games were played in the GDR league, in which Hercher participated in every encounter. He then ended his career in competitive sports at the age of 28. Within six seasons he had come to 61 games in the league with two goals and 80 appearances in the GDR league with 13 goals.


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