Josef Bergmaier

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Josef Bergmaier
birthday March 5, 1909
place of birth MunichGerman Empire
date of death March 5, 1943
Place of death OryolRussian SFSR , Soviet Union
position Storm
Years station
0000-1927 TSG 1888 Pasing
Years station Games (goals) 1
1927-1929 FC Wacker Munich
1929-1938 FC Bayern Munich
1938-1940 TSV 1860 Munich
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1930-1933 Germany 8 (1)
1 Only league games are given.

Josefsberg Maier (* 5. March 1909 in Munich , † 5. March 1943 in Orel , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union ) was a German footballer who with Bayern Munich in 1932 , the German championship won and 1930-1933 eight internationals for A National team.



Born and raised in Munich, Bergmaier began playing soccer in the soccer department of TSG 1888 Pasing in the town of the same name (since 1938 district of Munich). At the age of 18, he moved to FC Wacker Munich , for which he completed two seasons in the southern Bavarian district league , the top regional division. For the 1929/30 season he moved to the league competitor FC Bayern Munich , where he experienced his most successful period until 1938. The fast and dribbling right winger won the southern Bavarian championship with the "Rothosen" both at the end of his first season and in 1932 . As second in the southern German championship , he qualified with the team as a participant in the final round of the German championship . With teammate and friend Franz Krumm , he formed a dreaded right wing at Bayern Munich. When center forward Oskar Rohr from Mannheim also joined coach Richard Kohn's team in 1931, a proven goalscorer , the club around President Kurt Landauer had matured into a top German club.

After FC Bayern Munich reached the final round of the 1931/32 championship over Minerva 93 Berlin in the round of 16 , PSV Chemnitz in the quarter-finals (from then on with Bergmaier) and over 1. FC Nürnberg in the semi- finals, the goal was winning the first German championship title, very close. On June 12, 1932, Bergmaier was the outstanding player in the municipal stadium in Nuremberg, which was filled with 55,000 spectators , who prepared both goals in the 2-0 win against the South German champions Eintracht Frankfurt .

The “kicker” about the secret of Bayern's victory: “No system with always the same resources, always the same positions. When Rohr and Schmid II or Bergmaier had the ball, then no opponent knew what was coming, and none of the comrades knew what would follow: but everyone positioned themselves so that they could pick up the ball in a promising position. And when someone had made his passport, he didn't stop, but immediately looked for a new place. With this style of play, Bayern forced an oppressive superiority in the first 30 minutes of the second half. ”Bergmaier is said to have reported about“ Little Dombi ”, as coach Richard Kohn was called, after the 1931/32 season:“ The coach is a master in the treatment of injuries that the league fights unfortunately bring us in such abundance. Mentally ailing players are raised up again by the coach in private lessons. "

Until the end of the 1937/38 season , Bergmaier was still active in Bayern Munich's Gauliga ; In September 1938 he moved with Franz Krumm to local rivals TSV 1860 Munich , for whom Bergmaier only played with the "Old Men". On page 156, however, Löffelmeier states that, in the first round of the war in 1939/40 , because of the lack of players, he made himself available to the league team through draft notices for military service and labor service.

Selection / national team

Bergmaier played eight international matches for the DFB selection and scored one goal. He made his debut on May 4, 1930 in Zurich in a 5-0 win against the Swiss team . He was also a member of the team that ended the legendary game against England on May 10, 1930 in Berlin - with three goals by Richard Hofmann - with a 3-3 draw, as well as the team that ended on May 24, 1931 At the same place with 0: 6 the selection of Austria was defeated. He scored his only international goal on June 21, 1931 in Oslo in a 2-2 draw against Norway with the goal to make it 1-0 in the first minute . Bergmaier is the first national player to do so at such an early stage. His last international match was on New Year's Day 1933 in Bologna , in the 1: 3 defeat against Italy . He formed the right wing with Krumm and center forward Rohr scored the German consolation goal.

He won the district selection competition for the Adolf Hitler Cup in 1933 with the district selection Bavaria on August 6, 1933 in Munich, 6: 1 in the replay against the district selection Berlin-Brandenburg (with players such as Hans Appel , Heinz Emmerich , Hans Brunke , Johannes Sobeck , Willi Kirsei ). Krumm , Rohr , Lachner and Frank stormed next to him .


Bergmaier, who had run a cinema in Pasing , died as a soldier in the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front in World War II - like his club colleague and friend Franz Krumm of the same age.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling: FC Bayern and its Jews. Publishing house Die Werkstatt. Göttingen 2011. ISBN 978-3-89533-781-9 . P. 115.
  2. Origin nickname in sueddeutsche .de.
  3. Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling: FC Bayern and its Jews. Publishing house Die Werkstatt. Göttingen 2011. ISBN 978-3-89533-781-9 . P. 109.
  4. Anton Löffelmeier: The "lions" under the swastika. Publishing house Die Werkstatt. Göttingen 2009. ISBN 978-3-89533-645-4 . P. 103.
  5. The Bavarians in the Nazi era on br .de.


  • Lorenz Knieriem, Hardy Grüne : Player Lexicon 1890 - 1963 . In: Encyclopedia of German League Football . tape 8 . AGON, Kassel 2006, ISBN 3-89784-148-7 .
  • Fritz Tauber: German national football team: Player statistics from A to Z . 3. Edition. AGNON, Kassel 2012, ISBN 978-3-89784-397-4 (176 pages).
  • Jürgen Bitter : Germany's national soccer player: the lexicon . SVB Sportverlag, Berlin 1997, ISBN 3-328-00749-0 .