In 1925 he started playing soccer in the boys' team of 1. Limbacher SC 09, today FSV Limbach-Oberfrohna . At the age of 16 he was already used in the first men's team and a year later a regular player. He took the position of the left winger. With the team he became champion of the Chemnitz district league in 1934 and took part in the unsuccessful promotion games for Limbach to the Gauliga Sachsen against Sportfreunde Dresden , Fortuna Leipzig and SV Concordia Plauen . Then Heinz Kapitän switched to BC Hartha and got a job in the textile company of the football patron Oscar Möbius in Hartha . With the BC Hartha he was 1936/37 and 1937/38 champion of the Gauliga Sachsen together with national soccer player Erich Hänel . He completed his first final round game with Hartha on April 4, 1937 in a 1-1 away draw against SV Hindenburg Allenstein . He stood out in the 25th minute as the scorer of the equalizer. In the group stage, his team finished second behind Hamburger SV . In the group games in 1938, the two games in April 1938 against eventual group winners Fortuna Düsseldorf stand out. In both games Hartha was able to wrest Fortuna a draw (1: 1, 2: 2) and the captain dueled with national defender Paul Janes on his usual left wing post in the World Cup system at that time .
In 1938, Kapitän accepted an offer from Dresdner SC , which put together a strong team under coach Georg Köhler with the national players Helmut Schön , Richard Hofmann and Willibald Kreß . The DSC became champions of the Gauliga Sachsen in 1938/39 and 1939/40 and thus a participant in the German championships. Captain played a total of 23 final round matches in the German soccer championship and seven games in the main round of the Tschammerpokal (today DFB-Pokal). With Heinz Kapitän, the DSC failed in the semifinals of the German soccer championship in the Olympiastadion Berlin against Schalke 04 in the replay on June 11, 1939 with a 2-0 defeat after the first game after extra time had ended 3-3. In the 75th minute, the captain had put DSC 3-2 in the lead. Dresden won the game for third place on June 17, 3-2 against Hamburger SV. In the 3: 3 draw, Dresden was in the attack line-up with Heiner Kugler , Heinrich Schaffer , Helmut Schön, Richard Hofmann and left wing captain. In the championship years, Kapitän completed several courses of the German Football Association (DFB) under the coaches Sepp Herberger and Ludwig Leinberger . Captain has not played any international matches, but has been appointed to the national team of Saxony several times .
After the Second World War , he and other sports fans reorganized football in his hometown of Limbach in Saxony. He played several times for the city of Chemnitz . In 1949 Kapitän took part in one of the first GDR football coaching courses (together with Richard Hofmann and Walter Fritzsch ). From 1950/51 he trained the ZSG Altenburg, today SV Motor Altenburg , which played in the newly founded GDR Oberliga . A season later, the captain moved to Bremer SV as a player-coach . On July 4, 1953, the captain passed his soccer teacher exam (license no. 314) at the DFB in Frankfurt / Main . After several coaching positions, his path led back to Bremer SV in 1968, who had been relegated from the Regionalliga Nord . To meet old colleagues from Limbach-Oberfrohna , Hartha and Dresden again, Heinz Kapitän visited his Saxon homeland again in 1971.
- Klaus Querengässer: The German football championship. Part 1: 1903-1945 (= Agon-Sportverlag statistics. Vol. 28). Agon-Sportverlag, Kassel 1997, ISBN 3-89609-106-9 .
- Heinz Kapitän in the database of weltfussball.de
- The fight for a place in the sun on bc-hartha.de. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Klaus Querengässer: The German football championship. Part 1: 1903-1945 , p. 148.
- Klaus Querengässer: The German football championship. Part 1: 1903-1945 , pp. 182-183.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German soccer player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 9, 1915|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 6, 1973|