Hans Lang (soccer player)

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Hans Lang
Hans Lang - player photo (1917) .jpg
in a recording from 1917
birthday February 8, 1899
place of birth AugsburgGerman Empire
date of death April 27, 1943
Place of death AalborgDenmark
position Storm
Years station
0000-1909 Games department TV Oberhausen
1909-19 ?? Football department TV Oberhausen
Years station Games (goals) 1
0000-1920 Football department TV Oberhausen
1920-1921 BC Augsburg
1921-1923 SpVgg Fürth 40 (11)
1924-1930 Hamburger SV 112 0(3)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1922-1926 Germany 10 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1929-1935 SV Hamburg Police
1935-1939 Hamburger SV
1939-1940 SK Comet Hamburg
1 Only league games are given.

Hans Lang (born February 8, 1899 in Augsburg , † April 27, 1943 in Aalborg , Denmark ) was a German football player .



Lang began his football career in his hometown Augsburg in the games department of TV Oberhausen. As a 10-year-old he joined the football department and was already involved in establishing it as the leading Augsburg club as a teenager. The “Neue Augsburger Zeitung” reported on the “up-and-coming Oberhausen Elf” , whose path was suddenly interrupted with the outbreak of the First World War . Hans Lang was also called up for military service and fought on the western front in France together with his comrades from Augsburg, Konrad Maurus and Martin Müller. At the end of the First World War he fell into French captivity , from which he was only to be released two years later.

After he and numerous other members had returned, the organization of regular gaming began in the club, which was called Augsburg from 1919 BC . Lang became a guarantor of success, leading the team in the first season of the first-class district league in Southern Bavaria . His great talent did not go undiscovered outside of Augsburg, however, and soon he was also nominated for the games of the selection team of the South German Football Association .

At one of these selection games, Lang met the Fürth goalkeeper Theodor Lohrmann . For hours he made him switch to SpVgg Fürth , which was one of the leading teams in Bavaria at the time . In addition to participating in the final round of the German championship in the 1922/23 season , in which SpVgg Fürth had to admit defeat to SC Union Oberschöneweide 1: 2 in the semifinals on May 27, 1923 , Lang celebrated a particular personal success: March 1922 he was the first native of Augsburg who was allowed to pull on the jersey of the national team.

There are various stories about his reasons for switching to Hamburger SV as early as 1923 (during the current season). According to his wife Käthe, he wanted to emigrate to Brazil , was intercepted by those responsible in Hamburg and persuaded to play for HSV from now on. His brother Willi, on the other hand, reports that he was deliberately poached from Fürth by the North Germans. After the suspension was expired, he immediately put his stamp on the Hamburg game and moved into the final of the German championship with the Hamburg team in his first season , in which they had to admit defeat to 1. FC Nürnberg 2-0. Four years later, on July 29, 1928, he finally won the championship with his new club after Hertha BSC was defeated 5-2. At the beginning of the 1930s he slowly let his career fade away and in 1935 took over the coaching position for the Hamburg team, which he later led to the championship finals as a coach . Again, his career was slowed by the war, he again for military service used and as a sergeant on a military airfield Aalborg West used.

National team

Lang played ten international matches for the senior national team , making his debut on March 26, 1922 in Frankfurt am Main in a 2-2 draw against the Swiss national team. From then on he came to at least one international match in every game year until 1926. His last of ten as a national player played on April 18, 1926 in Düsseldorf in a 4-2 victory over the national team of the Netherlands .



After the end of his active career, he first became a coach at SV Hamburg Police , before coaching Hamburger SV from 1935 to 1939. He died at the age of 44 in a German military hospital in Aalborg in April 1943 as a result of a myocardial infarction .

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Single references

  1. Website of the current FCA , accessed on September 11, 2018
  2. The approval process dragged on. In the Hamburg press, Lang was described as "flawless" and it was pointed out that he had previously been unemployed, see Hamburger Nachrichten of December 12, 1923, p. 6