Georg Stollenwerk

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Georg Stollenwerk
birthday December 19, 1930
place of birth DürenGerman Empire
date of death May 1, 2014
Place of death CologneGermany
position Striker , defense
Years station
SG Düren 99
Years station Games (goals) 1
1948-1953 SG Düren 99 74 (14)
1953-1964 1. FC Cologne 239 (41)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1951-1956 Germany B 4 0(0)
1951-1960 Germany 23 0(2)
1952-1953 Germany amateurs 9 0(1)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1963-1966 1. FC Köln (reserve)
1966-1969 1. FC Köln amateurs
1969 Alemannia Aachen
1970-1973 TuS 08 Langerwehe
SC Jülich 1910
1976 1. FC Cologne
1 Only league games are given.

Georg "Schorsch" Stollenwerk (born December 19, 1930 in Düren , † May 1, 2014 in Cologne ) was a German football player and coach . The all-round footballer, who can be used in all positions, made 23 international appearances with two goals in the German national team from 1951 to 1960 . He was a member of the DFB-Elf at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden when the Herberger protégés reached fourth place. With the amateur national team he finished fourth at the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952 and as an active member of 1. FC Cologne he won the West German championship five times in the old, first-class football Oberliga West , and the German championship in 1962 .


Player in Düren until 1953

Georg Stollenwerk was the middle of three children. His father "Schorsch" Stollenwerk played for VfJuV (Association for Youth and People's Games 1896) Düren and won the final of the Federal Cup in 1919/20 as a representative player for West Germany . Son Georg was already trimmed by a national player at the age of ten - by Bayern Jakob Streitle , who looked after the youth and school teams of SG Düren 99 in 1940 during his time as a soldier . Stollenwerk left the natural science high school and began his commercial training in a hardware store. The talented young player went through the footballing stages in the youth and the beginnings in the senior sector at SG Düren 99. After the Second World War , he played in 1948/49 with the red-blacks from the paper and textile city between Cologne and Aachen in the Rhine district league, won the championship with the SG 1949/50 in the Landesliga Mittelrhein and was promoted to the 2nd League West .

From 1950/51 to 1952/53 he played a total of 74 round games with Düren in the substructure of the football Oberliga West and scored 14 goals. The first two seasons took place in a two-part league, in the third season, 1952/53 , in the first single-track 2nd division. He played himself in the field of vision of national coach Sepp Herberger in the 1951/52 season . Düren finished seventh in the second league in the second year and Stollenwerk had scored six goals in 28 appearances. The German Football Association (DFB) introduced a B-team to complement the expansion of the national team and put together an amateur national team for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. After various inspection courses, Stollenwerk made his debut on September 22, 1951 in a DFB team. He completed the international match in Augsburg against Austria in the B national team on half right . Three months later, Herberger brought the then offensive player of SG Düren into action in the senior national team. From the beginning of the international game history of the amateur national team - the debut game took place on May 14, 1952 in Düsseldorf against Great Britain - Stollenwerk belonged to this team, which was supervised by national coach Herberger in the early years, and also took part in this selection from July 20 to August 1, 1952 Olympic football tournament in Helsinki. When he moved to the 1953/54 season for 1. FC Köln in the Oberliga West, he had already completed Duren 99 four A, two B and nine amateur internationals and was next to Bremen Willi Schröder and Siegen Herbert Shepherd as one of the most hopeful and sought-after German young footballers. But since he closed himself to the national coach's wish to join the Fritz Walter Club 1. FC Kaiserslautern , he had to endure a three-year lean period, including not taking part in the 1954 World Cup , as a result of his change in the national team, which Herberger felt was wrong was only taken up again on December 18, 1955 in the circle of the national team.

Player in Cologne, 1953 to 1964

Stollenwerk made its debut on the start day of the 1953/54 season, August 9, 1953, at the home game of his new club against STV Horst-Emscher in the Oberliga West. He was used in the 4-0 success on the right outside runner position. He put his first exclamation mark a fortnight later. In the 3: 3 draw at Bayer Leverkusen , the half right stood out as a triple goalscorer and was accepted by the team as well as having arrived in the cathedral city in terms of football. The battle for the championship developed in Stollenwerk's first league season into a three-way battle between 1. FC Köln, FC Schalke 04 and Rot-Weiss Essen . After the penultimate matchday, April 4, 1954, Cologne and Schalke led the table tied with 39:19 points, one point ahead of Essen. On the final day, April 11th, RWE decided the direct duel against Schalke with 4-2 goals. Cologne won 2-1 at SV Sodingen in the 89th minute and thus the western championship, which also meant entering the final round of the German championship. "Schorsch" Stollenwerk had scored 13 goals in 29 games this season.

The following weekend the DFB Cup final took place in Ludwigshafen against VfB Stuttgart . With two goals from Stollenwerk, Cologne had prevailed in the semifinals against Hamburger SV in a 3-1 win after extra time. The Stuttgart team under coach Georg Wurzer decided the cup final 1-0 in extra time and Stollenwerk and colleagues moved into the final with this negative experience. Opponents were Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the group phase shortened by the World Cup tournament . After the opening game with a 3-2 win against Frankfurt, again with two Stollenwerk goals, the second group game on May 16 in Stuttgart against 1. FC Kaiserslautern made the decision about who should move into the final. With his teammates Frans de Munck , Paul Mebus , Josef Röhrig , Herbert Dörner and Hans Schäfer , the goal scorer Stollenwerk, who was storming on half right, lost the game with 3: 4 goals and thus just failed to reach the final. In his first year at 1. FC Köln, he had played successfully in all three competitions - the Oberligarunde West, the DFB-Pokal and the final round of the German championship - but it was not enough for a place in the national team for the World Cup in Switzerland.

After two years in the front midfield (1955 and 1956 in 7th place in the table), the Stollenwerk, who came up mostly as a middle runner in the preliminary round and as a middle runner, climbed with the "billy goat elf" in the 1956/57 season, in which he played 31 games , to third place in the top division. In the last six rounds of the old first-class league system, 1957/58 to 1962/63, 1. FC Köln dominated the league with two runner-up championships (1958 and 1959) and four championships from 1960 to 1963. In the regular position of the right defender, the sure-footed, fast, quick-witted and, for the times, technically well-engineered Stollenwerk at 1. FC Cologne only started after the 1958 World Cup tournament in Sweden. He was able to deliver above-average performances for his team in all positions.

The "billy goats" made their first entry into the final of the German championship in 1960 . In the group phase they prevailed against Werder Bremen , Tasmania 1900 Berlin and FK Pirmasens . "Schorsch" Stollenwerk - he had played all 30 games in the major league - was unable to play a game due to the after-effects of an appendix operation. The club's chairman, Franz Kremer , finally asserted his participation in the final on June 25, 1960 in Frankfurt am Main against Hamburger SV. The unspent vigor of the HSV offensive around Uwe Seeler , Klaus Stürmer and Gert Dörfel prevailed against the experience of Cologne veterans such as Stollenwerk, Josef Röhrig , Helmut Rahn and Hans Schäfer in the 3-2 success of the North Germans.

The ex-national player completed the last round as a regular player - he had played his 23rd and last international match in the national team on March 23, 1960 - in the 1960/61 season , in which he won the renewed championship in 27 games Oberliga West was active. In the 1961 finals, he played in all six games against Werder Bremen, 1. FC Nürnberg and Hertha BSC . But Cologne only came third. In the last two rounds of the old Oberliga era, 1961/62 (12 games) and 1962/63 (7 games), he was only used in a total of 19 games. The defender couple now formed Fritz Pott and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger . When 1. FC Köln won the German soccer championship title for the first time on May 12, 1962 in Berlin with a convincing 4-0 win against defending champions 1. FC Nürnberg, Stollenwerk only had a 3-1 win against them in the final round Eintracht Frankfurt participated. With the 239th league game (41 goals) on May 11, 1963 - it was also the last game of the first-class old league - "Schorsch" Stollenwerk said goodbye as an active league player of 1. FC Cologne. Symptomatic of his all-rounder qualities - in the West German Cup on December 28, 1958, during the game against VfL Köln 99 , after goalkeeper Günther Klemm was injured - not as a right defender, but in the 4-0 win against Hamborn 07 on right winger. In the 1963 finals, he was no longer actively involved. From 1954 to 1962 he played a total of 14 games for the German championship and scored three goals for Cologne.

In the first year of the Bundesliga, 1963/64, he was still a member of the squad, but was no longer used when the Cologne team won the championship. In the trade fair cup 1963/64 , however, he played two competitive games in the first round against KAA Gent (3: 1/1: 1) in September 1963.

Today (2011) a reserve team of 1. FC Köln bears his name - the Stollenwerkelf.


  • German champion: 1962
  • West German champion: 1954, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • German runner-up: 1960
  • DFB Cup final: 1954

Selection appointments, 1951 to 1960

Stollenwerk started with international appointments in DFB selection teams at the age of 20, as a player in SG Düren 99 from the 2nd League West. After two appointments to the B-Elf, the young offensive player made his debut under national coach Sepp Herberger, four days after his 21st birthday, on December 23, 1951 in Essen, in the international match against Luxembourg in the senior national team. The attack of the German team in the 4-1 success consisted of Helmut Rahn , Stollenwerk, the second debutant Willi Schröder , Fritz Walter and Bernhard Termath . When Stollenwerk played his third international match against Ireland in the 43rd minute on May 4, 1952 in Cologne , his former youth coach Jakob Streitle left the national team with his 15th international match. Since Stollenwerk was not active as a contract footballer during his time in Düren, he became a fixture for the national coach in building the newly installed amateur national team with a view to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. From May 14, 1952 to June 13, 1953, he played in the first nine international matches played by the DFB amateur team during this period. He was one of the top performers in the 1952 Olympic team, who surprisingly managed to intervene in the battle for the Olympic medals. The fourth place behind Hungary, Yugoslavia and Sweden turned out to be the best position in the history of the DFB amateur national team until this selection was dissolved in 1979.

Between his fourth international match - on October 5, 1952 in Paris against France - and his fifth appearance in the national team - on December 18, 1955 in Rome against Italy - there was a three-year break. Due to his performance at 1. FC Köln in the Oberliga West, in the finals as well as in the DFB Cup, this cannot be understood. His move to 1. FC Kaiserslautern, which was favored by the national coach but was not made by Stollenwerk, certainly played a more important role.

From December 22, 1957, the international match in Hanover against Hungary , he was then a member of the player base on which the national coach bet with regard to the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. After the endurance test of the final course from May 12 to 24 in Munich-Grünwald, Stollenwerk was then also part of the final squad for the World Cup in Sweden. In Malmö, Hälsingborg and Gothenburg, he played all six tournament games of the German team in June. Together with goalkeeper Fritz Herkenrath , defender colleague Erich Juskowiak and the standard runner series Horst Eckel , Herbert Erhardt and Horst Szymaniak in the games against Argentina , Czechoslovakia , Northern Ireland , Yugoslavia , Sweden and France, he formed the defensive basis of the convincing performance of the surprise world champion of the four years before. In particular in the quarter-final match against Yugoslavia on June 19, Stollenwerk and his defensive colleagues impressed with a 1-0 victory.

The player from Cologne played his 23rd and last international match on March 23, 1960 in Stuttgart in a friendly against the next World Cup host Chile . In the 2-1 success he formed the defenders pair with his club colleague Karl-Heinz Schnellinger and with Leo Wilden the Cologne middle runner made his debut in the national team at the same time.


  • 1952: Fourth in the Helsinki Olympics
  • 1958: Fourth at the World Cup in Sweden


Stollenwerk, who had already passed his exams as a football teacher at the German Sport University Cologne in 1958, trained from 1963 to 1966, initially still a member of the team, the reserve of the licensed team, the so-called "Stollenwerk-Elf". Then he took over the amateurs of FC until 1969, with whom he won the championship in the amateur league Mittelrhein in 1967 and 1968. Georg Knöpfle , the technical director of Hamburger SV, tried in vain to make the job of HSV trainer attractive to Stollenwerk.

Although he went as a coach in the Bundesliga, but in the 1969/70 season as Michael Pfeiffer's successor at Alemannia Aachen . On December 16, 1969 - Aachen was in 17th place after the 16th matchday with 11:21 points - the contract was terminated. Stollenwerk took over the amateur club TuS 08 Langerwehe in 1970 and took it to the Middle Rhine Amateur League in 1973. From January to June 1976 he worked again in the Bundesliga: he trained as the successor to the dismissed Zlatko Čajkovski the Bundesliga team of 1. FC Cologne and led the team to fourth place in the table at the end of the 1975/76 season . Stollenwerk, meanwhile owner of a paper and cardboard wholesaler, handed over the coaching office to Hennes Weisweiler for the 1976/77 season .


  • Hardt / Hohndorf / Morbitzer / Dahlkamp / Greens: Hennes & Co. The history of 1. FC Cologne. Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-89533-470-7 .
  • Jürgen Bitter : Germany's national soccer player: the lexicon . SVB Sportverlag, Berlin 1997, ISBN 3-328-00749-0 .
  • Lorenz Knieriem, Hardy Grüne : Player Lexicon 1890 - 1963 . In: Encyclopedia of German League Football . tape 8 . AGON, Kassel 2006, ISBN 3-89784-148-7 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. FC legend Georg Stollenwerk has died
  2. ^ Jürgen Bitter: Germany's national soccer player. The encyclopedia. P. 474.
  3. ^ Dürener Zeitung of November 17, 2010 on the occasion of the 80th birthday.
  4. ^ Jürgen Bitter: Germany's national soccer player. The encyclopedia. P. 474.
  6. Lorenz Knieriem, Hardy Grune : Player Lexicon 1890-1963. Agon Sportverlag. Kassel 2006. p. 379.
  7. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Georg Stollenwerk - International Appearances . RSSSF . October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.