Horst Weigang

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Horst Weigang
place of birth LangenbielauGerman Empire
size 185 cm
position goalkeeper
Years station
1952-1954 BSG Medicine Leipzig Center
1954-1958 SC Lokomotive Leipzig
Years station Games (goals) 1
1959-1960 SC Lokomotive Leipzig 13 0(0)
1961–1962 SC Turbine Erfurt 25 0(0)
1962-1967 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 92 0(0)
1967-1973 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 119 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1958-1959 GDR U-18 10 0(0)
1964 DDR Olympia 1 0(0)
1962-1968 GDR 12 0(0)
1 Only league games are given.

Horst Weigang (born September 30, 1940 in Langenbielau , Silesia ) was a German football goalkeeper in the GDR Oberliga for Leipzig and Erfurt. He was in the goal of the GDR national soccer team twelve times .

Athletic career

Horst Weigang began his footballing career in 1952 at Medicine Leipzig Mitte before moving to SC Lokomotive Leipzig in 1954 . In addition to his football involvement, he was trained as a fitter at the Deutsche Reichsbahn . In 1961/62 he played for Turbine Erfurt for one season before moving back to Leipzig. There he was active until 1967 at 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig and its predecessor clubs SC Rotation and SC Leipzig . In 1965 he was voted footballer of the year in the GDR.

In 1967 he moved again to Thuringia and played for FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt until 1973 . Weigang played a total of 234 league games for Erfurt and Leipzig. In the 1971/72 season he played 10 games in the second-class league for RWE and shared the goal with the newcomer Wolfgang Benkert in this season also in the successful promotion round . Klaus Reßler , who became a regular in the second half of the season, and Benkert fought for a place in the Erfurter Tor in the following season , while Weigang only played four games shortly before the winter break in his final year.

Weigang's international career began in March 1958 in the junior national team . With her he played a total of ten games. After six more games with the youth team and an assignment in the B national team, he made his debut in the GDR national team on November 21, 1962 in Berlin in a 2-1 win against Czechoslovakia . By 1967 he played a total of 12 international matches for the GDR. His greatest success was winning the bronze medal with the all-German team , represented by the selection of the GDR , at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo . He was used in the preliminary round match against Mexico in place of the goalkeeper Jürgen Heinsch . Weigang was also active on the international stage for the Leipzig colors: In addition to four games for the city selection of the trade fair metropolis, he was in goal for 1. FC Lok Leipzig in twelve other European Cup games .

After the active career

After his active career, Horst Weigang worked in the coaching staff of Rot-Weiß Erfurt. Further stations as a trainer were Motor Weimar , Motor Eisenach , Motor Rudisleben (1980/81), Motor Gotha and Post Erfurt. Furthermore, Horst Weigang worked as a teacher for social law and as a sports teacher in what was then chemical and plant engineering in Erfurt-Rudisleben. Horst Weigang and his son Sven have been running a soccer school in Kleinmachnow since 2000 .


His daughter Birte became a successful swimmer and won the gold medal in the GDR's 4 × 100 m individual relay at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul . His son Sven Weigang was also a goalkeeper and played among others for BSG Stahl Riesa in the GDR Oberliga and for Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin in the 2nd Bundesliga.


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