Karl Wald (17 February 1916 in Frankfurt am Main – 26 July 2011 in Penzberg) was a German football referee .

Karl Wald, 2006


In 2006, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported a claim by former football referee Karl Wald, from Frankfurt am Main, that he had first proposed the shoot-out in 1970 to the Bavarian FA.[1] Wald was married and had two daughters.


  1. ^ Hollmann, Christian (30 June 2006). "Karl Wald: Der Vater des Elfmeterschießens". Stern (in German). Retrieved 13 July 2010.

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