The football player Paul Zielinski's career began in his youth with the White-Greens from Union 02 Hamborn . Only when he was already a national player, in the 1934/35 round, did the Union gain promotion to the Gauliga Niederrhein . In the Olympic year of 1936 Union rose, just like in the 1938/39 round after the immediate resurgence in 1936/37. Hamborn 07 was the first force in Hamborn football, and Union couldn't avoid that with national player Paul Zielinski. During the Second World War , "Päule" played due to its stationing, in 1943/44 at the Luftwaffen-SV Berlin and 1944/45 in Austria at the LSV Markersdorf . Immediately in the post-war chaos, Zielinski was briefly at Rapid Kassel, where the useless attempt to found a professional team was made. From 1946 he was back in action with his home club Union Hamborn. From 1946 to 1948 he was employed as a player-coach in the amateur class on the Lower Rhine.
On June 24, 1934, in the match against East Prussia in the Lower Rhine's 4-0 victory , the fit external runner from Union Hamborn played his first game in this selection competition in the competition for the national team's fighting game cup. He had his eighth and last assignment on October 10, 1937 in the Reichsbund Cup in a 3-1 win against Brandenburg.
Otto Mink , the Empire coach of the senior team , was the "Laufwunder" from Union when betting game of his choice within the first World Cup training course in Duisburg-Wedau early April 1934 against a Hamborner work together. As a result, Zielinski was invited by Nerz to the second course in mid-April and was part of the DFB team's test match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. The third course took place from May 7th to 19th, 1934 with 38 players. Paul Zielinski was among the twelve nominated runners. The course included four games against the English professional team Derby County. In the second and fourth games against the British, Zielinski impressed in his appearances. Otto Nerz called the man from Union 02 in his final World Cup line-up for Italy . In addition to Jakob Bender , Rudolf Gramlich , Paul Janes and Fritz Szepan , he was intended for the runner series. Surprisingly, "Päule" played all four games of the DFB-Elf at this world championship . He made his national team debut in Florence against Belgium. The unprecedented preparation of four weeks made itself felt in the 5: 2 victory after a 1: 2 half-time result. In Milan he was there in the 2-1 win against Sweden. In Rome he experienced his first defeat in the national jersey against Czechoslovakia in the semifinals. In Naples he and his comrades celebrated the unexpected third place by beating Austria 3-2. Zielinski went to the world championship without an international match, but he came home as a regular player and the honor of third place. On May 13, 1936 Zielinski played in a test match in a German selection against FC Everton during the preparation for the Olympic Games. For Olympic tournament in 1936 in Berlin, he was surprisingly not nominated. The descent with Union from the Gauliga Niederrhein in the Olympic year had certainly not been able to improve his prospects. On September 27, 1936, he played his 15th international match in Krefeld against Luxembourg. It was a double match day for the national team and the successful career of left outer runner Albin Kitzinger von Schweinfurt 05 began. It was Paul Zielinski's last international appearance.
Zielinski, trained as a sports teacher, earned his living as a company sports teacher in Walsum.
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|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German soccer player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 20, 1911|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 20, 1966|