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Georg Buschner (26 December 1925 in Gera – 12 February 2007 in Jena) was an East German football player and manager.

Georg Buschner
Georg Buschner (1978).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-12-26)26 December 1925
Place of birth Gera, Germany
Date of death 12 February 2007(2007-02-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Jena, Germany
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1935–? 1. SpVgg Gera 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1952 BSG Motor Gera
1952–1958 SC Motor Jena
National team
1954–1957 East Germany 6 (0)
Teams managed
1958–1971 SC Motor Jena
1970–1981 East Germany
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Buschner played in the East German top-flight for Motor Gera and Motor Jena.[1] He earned six caps for the East Germany national football team between 1954 and 1957,[2] and later coached the team from 1970 to 1981. He was a Stasi informer under the codename "Georg" from 1966 to 1971.[3] He was the coach when East Germany played in their only World Cup appearance in 1974, and produced one of their most famous victories upset by beating West Germany in the first round. He also led East Germany to the bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics and the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics.[4]

He died on 12 February 2007 of prostate cancer.[5]

Buschner taking a rest during the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

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  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 July 2015). "Georg Buschner - Matches and Goals in Oberliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  2. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (23 July 2015). "Georg Buschner - International Matches as Coach". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  3. ^ Kluge, Reimann: Buschner, Georg.
  4. ^ "Trainer-Legende - Kick mit der Staatssicherheit". Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. ^ "DDR-Trainerlegende Georg Buschner ist tot". Die Welt. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2013.