Heinz Sittner

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Heinz Sittner (born November 26, 1920 ) is a former German soccer player. From 1949 to 1952 he played for ZSG / BSG Stahl / Motor Altenburg in the GDR Oberliga , the top division in GDR football .

Athletic career

With the 29-year-old defender Heinz Sittner in the squad, the Altenburg Nord sports club was runner-up in Thuringia in 1949 and thus qualified for the first season of the newly established East Zone League, which later became the GDR Oberliga. For the 1949/50 season, in which the Altenburger went under the new name Zentrale Sportgemeinschaft (ZSG), Sittner was nominated again as a defender. Although he did not play his first league game until the 5th match day, he was then used in all league games until the end of the season. During this season he also scored his only three goals of his career in the top league. At the end of the season, the ZSG had to play a relegation game to avoid relegation against Anker Wismar , in whose 3-2 victory Sittner also participated. In 1950/51, after the introduction of the new second-rate GDR league, the zone league became the upper league, and in the course of the season the ZSG was restructured into the company sports community (BSG) Stahl. Sittner remained a fixed point in the team, he only missed one of the 34 point games played. In the 1951/52 season, Sittner fell out several times, so this time he could only be used 25 times in 36 league games.

At the end of the game year, BSG Stahl was relegated and then played for a long time in the GDR league, now under the new name BSG Motor Altenburg. Until 1956, Sittner remained a guarantee of consistency, because of the 115 point games played during this period, he was used in 110 matches. In his last season in GDR-wide football Sittner went in 1957 (calendar year season) as a 37-year-old. He was used again in twelve GDR league games and then ended his career as a top athlete. From 1949 to 1957 he was called up in 80 league games (three goals) and 122 GDR league games (three goals).


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