Helmut Hauser

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Helmut Hauser
birthday March 7, 1941
place of birth SchopfheimGermany
position striker
Years station
SV Schopfheim
Years station Games (goals) 1
until 1964 SV Schopfheim 0
1964-1972 FC Basel 146 (70)
1972-1977 FC Aarau
1 Only league games are given.

Helmut Hauser (born March 7, 1941 in Schopfheim ) is a former German football player .


Hauser played in his youth and started his active career at the age of 17 at SV Schopfheim in amateur football in southern Baden . For the 1964/65 season he moved to Basel. He played at FC Basel for eight years; the first season under coach Georges Sobotka and then seven years under Helmut Benthaus . He was four times Swiss champion and one Swiss cup winner . Hauser had a total of 215 missions for Basel and scored 107 goals. In the first year under player-coach Benthaus, 1965/66, Hauser and colleagues took sixth place. In the 1966/67 season , offensive player Hauser was able to win the first Swiss championship. At the end of the round, Basel was one point ahead of FC Zurich and FC Lugano . The newcomers Toni Schnyder and Peter Wenger also contributed to winning the title . Center forward Hauser benefited from the good midfield around Benthaus, Karl Odermatt and Schnyder. The cup success against Lausanne made the double this season .

Hauser scored the decisive goal in the Swiss Cup final on May 15, 1967 in the Wankdorf stadium . The opponent at the time was Lausanne-Sports . This game went down in football history because of the sit-down strike. In the 88th minute, the referee Karl Göppel whistled a controversial penalty in favor of Basler when the score was 1: 1. (Grobéty had pushed Hauser lightly in the back, whereupon he theatrically dropped.) After the 2-1 for Basel, the Vaudois refused to resume the game and demonstratively sat down on the lawn. The referee had to stop the game, Basel won 3-0 forfait.

The title defense did not succeed in 1967/68 with fifth place. With the new entry Jürgen Sundermann , however, the second championship win was successful in 1968/69 . Now one point ahead of Lausanne-Sports . Sundermann, Benthaus and Odermatt formed an outstanding axis in the midfield that could hardly be surpassed in this line-up in Switzerland. The FCB made it clear to defend their title with a 5-0 away win on May 30, 1970 in Wettingen. Center forward Hauser (2), Balmer, Ramseier and Benthaus excelled as goal scorers. Bruno Michaud played his last national league game that evening. Also in 1969/70 the lead over runner-up Lausanne-Sports was one point. The hat-trick of the Red-Blue prevented on June 8, 1971 in Bern's Wankdorf a 3: 4 defeat after extra time in the playoff for the championship against Grasshopper Club Zurich . With his goal for the 1-0 win on the final day of the round in Sion, Hauser had brought the team of player-coach Benthaus into the play-off.

In the 1971/72 season, Hauser, who stood out in his heyday with spectacular overhead kicks and direct take-offs, only played in reserve. Now the young Ottmar Hitzfeld and veteran Rolf Blättler stormed the FCB . In 1972 he switched to FC Aarau , for which he was active in the National League B until 1977, before ending his career with his home club in Schopfheim.

In the European Cup, Hauser had scored two goals in the games against Hvidovre IF Copenhagen (1: 2/3: 3) in the 1967/68 competition . In the games 1969/70 against Celtic Glasgow (0: 0/0: 2) and 1970/71 against Spartak Moscow (2: 3/2: 1) and against Ajax Amsterdam (0: 3/1: 2) with their offensive stars Johan Cruyff and Piet Keizer , however, he could not score.

Son Thomas continued the football tradition and also designed a career at the highest level.

titles and achievements


  • Josef Zindel: FC Basel. Emotions in red-blue. Opinio Publishing House. Basel 2001. ISBN 3-03999-002-0

Individual evidence

  1. Josef Zindel: red blue: Yearbook 2014/2015 season . FC Basel Marketing AG, 2014, ISBN 978-3-7245-2027-6 .
  2. Andreas W. Schmid: "A clear penalty!" "No, a clear swallow!" . Basler newspaper. 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  3. dsc: The legendary sit in Final 1967 . sport.sf.tv. 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Neue Zürcher Nachrichten , number 156, July 7, 1972, page 19
  5. Thuner Tagblatt , number 160, July 12, 1977, page 11