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 Hans SCHÄFER 1952-1960 
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Name: Hans Schäfer

Nickname: "De Knoll"


Country: :GER: Germany
Club: 1. FC Köln
Position: *WF, SS, AMF, SMF
Side: LF/LS
Age: 25-33 years (19/10/1927)

Height: 174 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Attack: 90
Defence: 46
Balance: 80
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 84
Acceleration: 82
Response: 81
Agility: 84
Dribble Accuracy: 85
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 86
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 88
Shot Power: 90
Shot Technique: 85
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 76
Header: 79
Jump: 82
Technique: 83
Aggression: 86
Mentality: 87
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Growth Type: Early Lasting

P09: Early Cross
P11: Cut Back Pass
P19: Chasing Back
S01: Reaction
S03: 1-on-1 Finish

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - 1on1 Scoring - Scoring - Playmaking

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


IMO one of the best ever German players. At the same time a brillant winger, good playmaker and with 501 goals in 711 games for Koln excellent scorer. Mostly left winger, later more an inside forward. Had good speed and passing range, especially long balls but also good crosses. Hans was most known and feared for his ferocious shot. Schafer was real leader on the pitch with good running abilities, coming back to help in playmaking and had solid strength and dribbling. Schafer debuted on 4 September 1949 in the away game against Rhenania Würselen with the Fusion club in the Oberliga West. He graduated at first 27 league games, scoring 17 goals. In the training conducted by Hennes Weisweiler continuously developed his talent and he was appointed in May and November 1950 in the regional selection of West Germany for representative matches against Northern or Southern Germany. With "Jupp" Roehrig Schaefer was from the 1950/51 round of the intelligent feeder, the perfect passer had with overview of his game and Cologne to a "dream wings", the wonderfully combined and scored many goals. The logical next step was the consideration for the B match of the DFB on 14 October 1951 in Basel against Switzerland, which together with Shepherd's 2-0 success Röhrig the left wing. The final breakthrough into the top class of German football Cologne managed by his debut in the senior team on 9 November 1952, be twice enforcement in the scoring charts in the Oberliga West in 1953 and 1954 with both 26 goals and his no doubt contributing to the surprising win the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, when he scored in five appearances four goals. Starting in the World Cup in 1958 was dominant in Sweden, 1 FC Cologne, the Oberliga West. Germany coach Herberger was the first time on 10 Schäfer March 1957, the international match against Austria in Vienna on the Captain determined, an award he received in his club team after the departure of Jupp Roehrig in 1960. As he wisely directing the role of inside forward with its large national and international experience itself, took over the other "living" from his art to use them and to keep encouraging. He was now the undisputed center of the Cologne game. He was by all players and decision makers in the organization recognized-scoring playmaker the team of President Franz Kremer, while the extended arm on the field for the acting coach. Schaefer and colleagues had to make do even in 1958 and 1959 with the runner, so could the "billy goat-Eleven" 1960-1963 set of four championships in a row sovereign in the west to the top. When you first move into the final of the German Championship in 1960, the Rhinelander, they were beaten by Hamburg SV 3-2 gates. In World Cup 1962 Cologne was successful but the great success. They took the final win with a comfortable 4-0 beyond 1 FC Nuremberg for the first time the championship trophy in the cathedral city. Schaefer's dominant role in convincing play Primus moved from Cologne, Germany coach Herberger to persuade the veteran before the World Cup in Chile to the comeback in the national team and fly with him as captain for South America.

As to the other World Cup-day in Chile with his personally unfamiliar defensive role, the sensational defeat of 1:8 on 5 September 1962 in the European Champions Cup at the Scottish champions FC Dundee and the 1-3 final defeat on 29 June 1963 in the last final of the German Shepherd Championship could not be classified in the other hand, the number of his many successes. However, this is again very clearly to the success of the first FC Cologne in the first round of Bundesliga 1963/64. With coach George Knöpfle took Captain Shepherd in 1964 with his teammates think the second German Cup in Cologne. In 22 league games the veteran had scored to win the title twelve gates and taken before all the attackers Karl-Heinz Thielen, Christian Müller, Wolfgang Overath and Heinz Hornig to their championship mature offensive performance. With his appearance on 15 May 1965, in a 2-2 away draw at Borussia Dortmund, completed the 37-year-old player's active career. Of 28 November 1964 to 27 March 1965 he fell from a lengthy injury in the season and this did not at the three legendary European Cup games in February and March 1965 involved against Liverpool. Germany coach Herberger had the Cologne winger talent in the prestigious stage of West Germany in May and November 1950, in the unofficial international match on 4 April 1951 in Essen against the Saarland and the B international match on 14 Seen in October 1951 against Switzerland before Shepherd on 9 November 1952 in Augsburg in the international match against Switzerland in the first senior team was used. He then stormed in the World Cup qualifiers against Norway and the Saarland. At the World Cup in Switzerland itself, he was a member of the German surprise team at 3-2 with goals 4th July 1954 captured in the final in Bern against the favored Hungary the title. In Agon-book about the World Cup in 1954 is listed, that the international press had after the triumph of Cologne with the headline, "the best left winger in the world!" Titled. Even Rudi Michel is leading this championship. He writes, "after the German team was to shepherd become world champion in 1954, the critics voted him the best left winger." As the defending champion Germany 1958 at the World Cup in Sweden finished in fourth place, practiced shepherd from the post of captain and was in all six games of the DFB-Elf in action, scoring three goals. After an almost three-year break, the veteran returned on 11 April 1962, the last international match before the World Cup tournament in Chile in 1962, back in Hamburg against Uruguay in the national team. In South America, he led the Herberger team as captain in all four World Cup games against Italy, Switzerland, Chile and Yugoslavia on the field. After his 39th Match, the 0-1 defeat on 10 June in Santiago against Yugoslavia, he put an end to his ten-year career in the national team.

Stop the PSD copycats...

Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:21 am

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R.I.P. Hans :cry:
One of the greatest players and personalities in the history of 1. FC Köln and German football, he'll always be remembered for all those things he has done for his club and his country :(

Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:32 pm
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