Hermann Stöcker

Hermann Stöcker (6 January 1938 – 14 May 2022) was an East German football player.

Hermann Stöcker
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Stöcker in 1964
Personal information
Date of birth (1938-01-06)6 January 1938
Place of birth Borne, Germany
Date of death 14 May 2022(2022-05-14) (aged 84)[1]
Position(s) Outside forward
Youth career
0000–1953 BSG Traktor Borne
1953–1956 BSG Traktor Heyrothsberge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1969 1. FC Magdeburg 298 (68)
International career
1963–1965 East Germany 6 (4)
Medal record
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

BiographyEdit

Stöcker grew up in Borne, 10 miles south of Magdeburg. He began to play football in the local BSG Traktor and in 1953 joined BSG Traktor Heyrothsberge. Three years later, in 1956, Stöcker joined BSG Motor Mitte Magdeburg and played in his first competitive match on 8 January 1956 against Motor Nordhausen West, winning 2–1. From 1960 onwards his team – renamed SC Aufbau Magdeburg, after 22 December 1. FC Magdeburg – played in East Germany's top flight, the DDR-Oberliga. Stöcker won three titles with the team, winning the 1964, 1965 and 1969 FDGB-Pokal competitions. Altogether, Stöcker played in 342 competitive matches for the club, 185 of which in the Oberliga and 8 in the European competitions. Mostly playing as an outside forward, Stöcker scored 41 Oberliga and 2 in the European cups. Stöcker was regarded as an exceptionally fair player and has never been sent off in his career.

On 4 September 1963 Stöcker played in his first A international match as an outside left when East Germany drew 1–1 against Bulgaria in Magdeburg. He scored his four international goals on East Germany's Asian tour in the winter 1963–64. Here he scored in the 5–1 victory over Birma and three goals in the 12–1 win against Ceylon.[2] His last appearance was in the World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna on 25 April 1965. Of the 13 matches that the United Team of Germany played for the 1964 Summer Olympics, Stöcker appeared in 11. In the finals in Tokyo Stöcker played in three matches, winning the bronze medal.[3]

Stöcker ended his career in the Oberliga team with the 4–0 victory over FC Karl-Marx-Stadt in the FDGB-Pokal final on 31 May 1969, due to an injury. After helping the reserve team win promotion to the DDR-Liga by scoring two goals in the decisive play-off match, Stöcker was given an official farewell before the kickoff to a friendly against Barada SC on 26 July 1969. He worked as a youth coach for 1. FC Magdeburg later, and was assistant manager of the Oberliga team between 1976 and 1982.

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 December 1963 Bogyoke Aung San Stadium, Yangon, Burma   Burma 1–5 Won Friendly
2. 12 January 1964 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Ceylon   Ceylon 1–12 Won Friendly
3. 12 January 1964 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Ceylon   Ceylon 1–12 Won Friendly
4. 12 January 1964 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Ceylon   Ceylon 1–12 Won Friendly
Correct as of 6 October 2015[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hermann Stöcker's obituary (in German)
  2. ^ Matthias Arnhold (3 October 2004). "Hermann Stöcker – International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  3. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Hermann Stocker". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  4. ^ Football PLAYER: Hermann Stöcker