Heinz Vollmar

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Heinz Vollmar (born April 26, 1936 in St. Ingbert ; † October 12, 1987 ) was a German soccer player who was active in both the Saarland and the German national soccer team from 1955 to 1962.


Clubs, 1946 to 1966

SV St. Ingbert, 1946 to 1959

In the 1954/55 round, SV St. Ingbert won the championship in the 1st Amateur League Saarland with the home grown Heinz Vollmar ahead of the competitors from Elversberg and Homburg and rose to the 2nd Contract League Southwest . For the 19-year-old talented striker, however, the appointment by national coach Helmut Schön for the international match in the Saarland national soccer team against the Netherlands on May 1, 1955 in Saarbrücken brought about another highlight. In the 2-1 defeat, he formed the attack of the Saarland Football Association (SFB) on the left wing together with Ewald Follmann , Fritz Altmeyer , Herbert Martin and Peter Krieger . In the first year in the 2nd division, the team from the Mühwaldstadion with coach Erich Garske , veteran Peter Momber and the offensive hope Heinz Vollmar came in twelfth. In the second season, 1956/57, the championship and thus promotion to the Oberliga Südwest could be celebrated in front of TuRa Ludwigshafen, FV Engers and the BSC Oppau . The audience interest was good with 3,000 visitors against TuRa Ludwigshafen and 2,500 against local rivals Hühnerfeld and also led to numbers among opponents which, as in the spring of 1957 at TSC Zweibrücken at the sports field on Wattweiler Berg, led to a record audience of 5,500, including 1,500 St. Ingberter Fans who celebrated a 5-4 away win for the men led by national player Heinz Vollmar. For the 4-0 home start on August 11, 1957 in the Oberliga Südwest against FV Speyer , the two-footed striker Vollmar contributed two hits. In the scoring home win on September 8, 1957 against VfR Kaiserslautern in front of 5,000 spectators in the 84th minute of the game, he scored the winning goal to make it 7-6. When on October 6, 1957 against FK Pirmasens with 8,000 visitors, the audience record was set up in the Mühlwaldstadion, Vollmar, however, could not distinguish himself as a goalscorer in the 0-2 defeat. At the end of the round he had scored 14 goals in 19 games, but St. Ingbert was relegated to bottom in 1958 from the league. Vollmar tried in 1958/59 with his SV the immediate rise, but failed at VfR Kaiserslautern, Ludwigshafener SC and FC Homburg and took fourth place in the 2nd League Southwest. At the age of 23 he then signed a new contract with 1. FC Saarbrücken for the Oberliga Südwest 1959/60 in order to play in the Ludwigsparkstadion in the state capital in the future .

1. FC Saarbrücken, 1959 to 1965

Vollmar made his league debut for Saarbrücken on the first match day, August 16, 1959, in a 5-1 away win at TuRa Ludwigshafen, where he scored a goal as a right winger. 1. FC attacked with Vollmar, Herbert Martin, Herbert Binkert , Peter Krieger and Günther Albert . The universally deployable technician played 26 games with eleven goals and the team of coach Jenő Csaknády and the other newcomer Werner Hesse took third place behind champions FK Pirmasens and Borussia Neunkirchen . In the 1960/61 round, Helmuth Johannsen took over the coaching position at 1. FC Saarbrücken. Vollmar scored 19 goals and Saarbrücken won the championship in the southwest, making it into the final round of the 1961 German soccer championship . In the six final round games against Eintracht Frankfurt, Hamburger SV and Borussia Dortmund, Vollmar was in attack and scored three goals. As the defending champion, Saarbrücken came in third behind Borussia Neunkirchen and FK Pirmasens in 1961/62. Vollmar had scored 20 goals in 28 games. Before the start of the last year of the major leagues, 1962/63, the introduction of the Bundesliga was decided on July 28, 1962 . The Malstatter won the autumn championship with a 5-0 win on December 9, 1962 in the local derby against Sportfreunde with 23: 7 points on the fifteenth matchday - Vollmar, Albert Port , Dieter Krafczyk , Rainer Schönwälder and Erich Maas played in the attack - but after the announcement by the selection committee on 11 January 1963, the first nine Bundesliga future - next to the Hamburger SV , Werder Bremen , 1. FC Cologne , Borussia Dortmund , FC Schalke 04 , Eintracht Frankfurt , 1. FC Nuremberg and Hertha BSC was 1. FC Saarbrücken also nominated ahead of schedule - the team dropped significantly in the second half of the season and was fifth at the end of the round. From 1959 to 1963 Heinz Vollmar had played 102 games with 56 goals in the Oberliga Südwest for Saarbrücken.

Bundesliga, 1963/64

With the newcomers Werner Hölzenbein (TuS Neuendorf), Werner Rinass (Hamborn 07) and Heinz Steinmann from Schwarz-Weiß Essen, as well as the new coach Helmut Schneider , Saarbrücken started in the new league in the summer of 1963. Heinz Vollmar and his teammates made their Bundesliga debut on August 24, 1963 with their home game against 1. FC Köln. 35,000 spectators experienced the 2-0 success of the team from the cathedral city with the 54 world champion Hans Schäfer and the new midfield hope Wolfgang Overath . Vollmar and his teammates experienced a frustrating first half of the season with 4:26 points and could not give up the "red lantern" because of the 13:17 points in the second half of the season. Saarbrücken was relegated from the Bundesliga as 16th after the debut round and Heinz Vollmar had scored three goals in 23 appearances. With the home game on May 9, 1964 against Schalke 04, the game ended in a 1-1 draw, the chapter of the Bundesliga ended. Once again, the man from St. Ingbert was able to compete with a national player, Hans Nowak played right defender at Schalke. The Saarbrücken attack acted with Erich Maas, Friedel Reuther , Rainer Schönwälder, Karl Meng and Vollmar.

Regionalliga Südwest, 1964/65

After relegation, Vollmar continued his career at 1. FC Saarbrücken and went to the second division of the Regionalliga Südwest for the 1964/65 round . Supplemented by the newcomers Walter Gawletta , Emil Poklitar and Lazar Tasic in the team and by successor Jupp Derwall (association trainer in Saarland) - Helmut Schneider took over the Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC on January 27, 1965 - successfully looked after, the relegated Bundesliga won the championship in the southwest Wormatia Worms and thus moved into the Bundesliga promotion round in 1965. FC Bayern Munich prevailed in Group 2 ahead of the Saarlanders and Aachen tied on points and celebrated their promotion. Heinz Vollmar played his last competitive game for the Blue-Blacks on June 26, 1965 in a 3-1 home win against Alemannia and from the 1965/66 round he played again at his home club SV St. Ingbert in the 1st Amateur League Saarland football, where he also ended his career.


  • 1957: Champion in the 2nd Southwest League with SV St. Ingbert
  • 1961: Southwest German champion with 1. FC Saarbrücken
  • 1965: Champion in the Regionalliga Südwest with 1. FC Saarbrücken

National team, 1955 to 1962

Saarland coach Helmut Schön called the 19-year-old offensive talent Heinz Vollmar - at the time of the appointment he was playing with SV St. Ingbert in the 1st amateur league Saarland - for the first time for the international match on May 1, 1955 in Saarbrücken against Holland in the Saarland national football team . In his second use on October 9, 1955 against the B-team of France, the interim second league striker contributed three hits to the 7-5 success of the Schön-Elf. The history of the Saarland national football team ended with Vollmar's fourth international match on June 6, 1956 in Amsterdam against Holland, as the SFB was able to rejoin the DFB as a regional association from July 6, 1956. Vollmar scored his fourth goal in the 3-2 defeat in Amsterdam. Together with Gerhard Siedl , Herbert Martin, Peter Krieger and Herbert Binkert, he formed the attack.

National coach Sepp Herberger used the 20-year-old Heinz Vollmar on June 30, 1956 in the German national soccer team at the international match in Stockholm against Sweden. At the side of captain Alfred Pfaff , he stormed the 2-2 draw on the left wing. Vollmar was the first Saarland player - after the Second World War - who was also used for the DFB national team. The fact that Helmut Schön was in the service of the DFB from May 26, 1956 and was able to recommend the talented winger from St. Ingbert to the national coach from personal experience also contributed to this. In the championship round 1956/57 of SV St. Ingbert Vollmar was in various test matches of the DFB team against league teams and five other international matches in action. In the 1957/58 world championship season, he took part in the first World Cup course in Munich from July 22nd to 28th, 1957, played in two test matches for A-B selection teams in Hanover on September 4, 1957 and on October 31 in Düsseldorf on the field and completed his seventh international match for the DFB team on December 22, 1957 in Hanover in a 1-0 win against Hungary. He then went through an almost two-year break in the national team due to illness and only returned to the team of national coach Herberger after moving to 1. FC Saarbrücken in the 1959/60 season. In three international matches against Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Ireland, he stormed for Germany this season. In his second round in Saarbrücken, the eleventh international match followed on November 23, 1960 in Sofia against Bulgaria and on March 8, 1961 in Frankfurt against Belgium, his twelfth appearance in the DFB team. In the 1961/62 season, the DFB played eight international matches and took part in the 1962 World Cup in Chile. Heinz Vollmar was called up in six test matches from August 30, 1961 to March 21, 1962 and was in the list for the international matches on September 20, 1961 in Düsseldorf against Denmark, on October 8, 1961 against Poland in Warsaw and on October 22, 1961 in Augsburg against Greece. He took part in the World Cup preparation course from April 30 to May 11, 1962 in Karlsruhe-Schöneck and was appointed to the 22 squad for Chile by national coach Sepp Herberger. But he did not get another use in the national team. With the game on June 17, 1962 in New York against a selection of the German-American Football Association - it took place on the return flight from the World Cup in Chile - Vollmar said goodbye to the left wing with a goal in the 7-2 success of the German Team from the national team.


Vollmar died of heart failure in 1987 at the age of 51 while jogging in a forest between St. Ingbert and Sulzbach near his house.


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See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinz Vollmar in the database of transfermarkt.de . Retrieved September 16, 2019.