Walter Krause (soccer player, 1896)

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Walter Krause
birthday March 14, 1896
place of birth HamburgGerman Empire
date of death April 28, 1948
Place of death Hamburg,  Germany
position runner
Years station Games (goals) 1
0000-1921 SC Victoria Hamburg
1921-1923 Holstein Kiel
1923 SC Victoria Hamburg
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1920-1924 Germany 6 (0)
1 Only league games are given.

Walter Krause , called " Wakra " (* March 14, 1896 in Hamburg , † April 28, 1948 ibid), was a German football player, on the outside and middle position.



Walter Krause, a native of Hamburg, began his club career at the football club SC Victoria Hamburg , from which he switched to Holstein Kiel , the biggest competitor at the time, in 1921 . He won the "War Championship" in Northern Germany in 1917/18, which was played with the district selection teams, with Hamburg / Altona against Wilhelmshaven and in 1918/19 with the Victoria / 88 Hamburg syndicate on June 1, 1919 in Bremen against the local Bremer SC . In 1922 and 1923, Holstein Kiel reached the runner-up in Northern Germany behind Hamburger SV . Krause excelled as a technician and was an excellent combination player. He ran for the Kiel club for two years and returned to Victoria in 1923. After the end of his career he stayed in Hamburg, where he died in 1948.

Selection / national team

The first appearance in the North German selection in the competition of the Crown Prince's Cup was on March 29, 1918 in the semi-final game against West Germany, won 3-0, in the middle position. Brandenburg won the final on May 19 in Berlin with 3-1 goals after extra time. "Wakra" played the left outer runner, the middle runner position was occupied by his teammate Ernst Eikhof . In the 1918/19 round, Northern Germany successfully took revenge on Brandenburg in the semi-finals and clearly won 5-1 goals in Hamburg. On June 8, 1919, the triumph in the final against southern Germany followed in Berlin with 5: 4 goals. Krause played the left runner and Franz Esser , Otto Harder and Adolf Jäger successfully prevailed in the storm . Krause will not have such fond memories of the experience of the national cup final in 1922 in front of his home crowd on March 5th in Hamburg against southern Germany. The final under the direction of referee Peco Bauwens won the Fürth / Nuremberg combination for southern Germany very clearly with 0: 7 goals. Andreas Franz ( SpVgg Fürth ) shared the goals with four and Heinrich Träger ( 1. FC Nürnberg ) with three goals. In total, Walter Krause played 31 times for northern Germany, of which he played 13 games in the regional cup comparisons between 1918 and 1923.

Krause played for the first time on October 24, 1920 in the 1-0 win in Berlin's Grunewald Stadium against Hungary for the German national team. After moving to Kiel, he was considered five more times for the national team. When he had his second appearance on September 18, 1921 in Helsingfors in a 3: 3 against Finland, Sepp Herberger made his debut and the Nuremberg Hans Kalb played as a center forward (!). The last time Krause came on was on June 16, 1924 in the 2-0 win in Oslo against Norway for Hans Sutor in the 68th minute. For the first time, a substitute player for the national team was officially nominated. Krause was placed as an outside runner in all six international matches.

Web links


  • Online-Shop Holstein Kiel: Chronicle 100 Years - Holstein Kiel, Patrick Nawe u. a.
  • LIBERO, special German, IFFHS
  • Gymnastics, games and sports, etc. a. Born in 1923