Jürgen Steinke

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Jürgen Steinke (born March 24, 1949 ) was a soccer player in the GDR . For 1. FC Union Berlin , he played briefly in the Oberliga , the top division of the GDR Football Association .

Athletic career

Steinke's football career began in 1959 in the children's team of the East Berlin company sports association (BSG) Motor Pankow. A year later he moved to the neighboring community BSG Einheit Pankow . As a junior player, Steinke joined the newly founded 1. FC Union Berlin in 1966. After he had become eligible to play for the men's area in 1967, he was used in the 2nd team of the Unioner, which played in the third-class Berlin district league . Steinke was only used twice in the first team during his time at Union Berlin. There he played his first game on November 30, 1968 in the round of 16 of the GDR Cup competition 1. FC Union - FC Carl Zeiss Jena (0-1). Three months later he was used on March 1, 1969 in the Oberliga point game Stahl Riesa - 1. FC Union (1-0) for one half as a substitute.

In November 1969 Steinke was called up for an 18-month military service. He completed this with the army sports community Vorwärts Neubrandenburg and was able to continue playing football there in the second-rate GDR league . After his discharge from the army, he moved to local rivals BSG Post Neubrandenburg in the summer of 1972 , where he also played in the GDR league until 1979. At the age of 30, Steinke went to the district league team BSG Baumechanik Neubrandenburg . With the construction mechanics he became district champion in 1981 and was promoted to the Neubrandenburg district league in 1982. In 1983 Steinke won the Neubrandenburg district championship with BSG Baumechanik and rose again with the team, this time in the GDR league. After relegation in the summer of 1984, Steinke ended his football career at the age of 35.


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