Walter Dietrich (soccer player)

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Walter Dietrich (born December 24, 1902 , † November 27, 1979 ) was a Swiss football player .



As a 17-year-old, Dietrich belonged to FC Basel , for which he played in the Central Group of Serie A point games from 1919 to 1922. The seasons ended with a second , seventh and third place . The 1922/23 season he played in Group West 1 of the series Promotion for Forward Morges ; the club finished the season in second place. From 1923 to 1925 he was active in the Group West of Serie A for Servette Geneva . If his team finished third in the final round in 1924 , they won it in 1925.

He then belonged to Frankfurt Eintracht from 1925 to 1938 . In the championships organized by the South German Football Association , he played as a striker in the Main District League until 1927 , and then in the Main / Hessen District League until 1933 . As runner-up in the Main District League, he took part in the finals for the South German Championship in 1927 with his team. In the second round , Eintracht Frankfurt only finished third. 1928 emerged as the winner of the Main group, he and his team again took part in the finals for the South German Championship and, at the end of the finals, took second place behind FC Bayern Munich . Thus Eintracht Frankfurt was qualified for the final round of the German championship. But already the opening game against the West German champions on July 8, 1928 in the Müngersdorfer Stadium was lost in the round of 16 against SpVgg Sülz 07 with 1: 3. The Main group finished first again in 1929, and his team finished fourth in the final round of the South German Championship. Once again emerged victorious from the Main group in 1930, he and his team took part in the final round of the South German Championship for the fourth time, in which he and his club were the first among the eight participating group winners in the final round and his first with the championship Title won. In the final round of the German championship in 1930 he was used - as in the 1-0 round of 16 victory over VfL Benrath  - also in the quarter-final , in the 2-4 defeat against Holstein Kiel .

After the team had completed the Main group as district champions in the following two seasons, they also prevailed in the North / West group in the final round of the South German Championship in 1932 and - after the score was 2-0 against FC Bayern Munich in the 83rd minute canceled final - declared by the South German Football Association to the South German champions. In the final round of the German Championship, he played all four rounds of games including the final held on June 12, 1932 in Nuremberg , which was lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich. In the 6-0 victory in the round of 16 over SV Hindenburg Allenstein , he scored the goals to 4-0 and 5-0 in the 44th and 49th minutes. He played his last two final round matches with the round of 16 and quarter-finals on May 7 and 28, 1933 in a 4-1 win at Hamburger SV and a 0-4 defeat at Fortuna Düsseldorf .

From 1933 to 1938 he played in the Gauliga Südwest in one of initially 16, later increased to 23 Gauligen at the time of National Socialism as the uniform top division in the German Empire . In his last season he won the Southwest Gaume Championship with Eintracht Frankfurt, one point ahead of Borussia Neunkirchen .

National team

Dietrich played 14 international matches for the Swiss national team . His debut on March 23, 1924 in a 3-0 win in a friendly against the French national team in Geneva, he immediately crowned with his first goal, the 2-0 goal in the ninth minute. He also scored one goal each in the following three international matches in 1924 against the national teams of Denmark , Hungary and Germany . In the four international matches of 1925, in which his team drew once and lost three times, he scored no goal. With the senior national team, he took part in the Olympic football tournament held from May 25 to June 9, 1924 in Paris and from May 27 to June 13, 1928 in Amsterdam . In 1924 he played five tournament games including the final, which was lost 3-0 against the Uruguayan national team . In the 9-0 preliminary round win on May 25, 1924 against the national team of Lithuania , he scored his first tournament goal with the goal to 2-0 in the 14th minute. His second was the important equalizer on May 28 to make it 1-1 against the Czechoslovak national team in the 79th minute, which made the 1-0 win on May 30th possible. In 1928 he and his team were eliminated from the tournament on May 28 in the 4-0 first round defeat against the national team of Germany.


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