Reinhard Libuda

Reinhard "Stan" Libuda (10 October 1943 in Wendlinghausen near Lemgo – 25 August 1996 in Gelsenkirchen) was a German footballer[1] playing on the right wing.

Reinhard Libuda
Reinhard Libuda 1971 Ajman stamp.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-10-10)10 October 1943
Place of birth Wendlinghausen, Germany
Date of death 25 August 1996(1996-08-25) (aged 52)
Place of death Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
0000–1954 Rot-Weiß Bismarck
1954–1961 FC Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1965 FC Schalke 04 76 (15)
1965–1968 Borussia Dortmund 74 (8)
1968–1972 FC Schalke 04 124 (13)
1972–1973 RC Strasbourg 15 (3)
1973–1976 FC Schalke 04 15 (0)
Total 304 (39)
National team
1964–1966 West Germany U-23 2 (0)
1963–1971 West Germany 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His tremendous skill as a dribbler was a major factor in Borussia Dortmund's 1966 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup championship[2] and West Germany’s hard-won qualification and its third-place finish in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. In the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final in 1966 he scored the final goal against Liverpool F.C. to earn a 2–1 extra time victory for Dortmund.[3]

Libuda played for FC Schalke 04 from 1961 until 1976 with two interruptions: from 1965 until 1968 he played for Borussia Dortmund, and 1972–73 for RC Strasbourg.

Between 1963 and 1971, Libuda gained 26 caps for the West German national team and scored three goals.[4] In the German Bundesliga he played 264 games and scored 28 goals for FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.[5]

Later he was involved in the Bundesligaskandal of 1971. The shy Libuda later suffered from cancer, and died from the complications of a stroke.

Libuda gained his nickname "Stan" after the English player Stanley Matthews who played in the same position and who was widely praised for his dribbling skills.[6] Fans of Schalke used a 1960s slogan of a German Evangelical Church Assembly Nobody is able to evade Jesus to expand it with – except Stan Libuda. The slogan is part of a musical made about Schalke.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Ref.[8]

Club Season League DFB-Pokal West G. Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Schalke 04 1961–62 Oberliga West 0 0 3 0 3 0
1962–63 Oberliga West 25 8 1 1 4 2 30 11
1963–64 Bundesliga 27 4 2 0 29 4
1964–65 Bundesliga 24 3 3 0 27 3
Total 76 15 9 1 4 2 89 18
Borussia Dortmund 1965–66 Bundesliga 30 3 0 0 9 1 39 4
1966–67 Bundesliga 22 2 0 0 1 0 23 2
1967–68 Bundesliga 22 3 1 1 23 4
Total 74 8 1 1 10 1 85 10
Schalke 04 1968–69 Bundesliga 32 5 5 0 37 5
1969–70 Bundesliga 31 0 3 2 7 3 41 5
1970–71 Bundesliga 31 5 5 1 36 6
1971–72 Bundesliga 30 3 9 0 39 3
Total 124 13 22 3 7 3 153 19
RC Strasbourg 1972–73 Ligue 1 15 3 0 0 15 3
Schalke 04 1973–74 Bundesliga 10 0 0 0 10 0
1974–75 Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 6 0
Total 15 0 1 0 16 0
Schalke 04 total 215 28 32 4 4 2 7 3 258 37
Career total 304 39 33 5 4 2 17 4 358 50

InternationalEdit

Ref.[4]

Germany
Year Apps Goals
1963 3 0
1964 3 0
1965 1 0
1966 0 0
1967 2 1
1968 0 0
1969 4 1
1970 11 1
1971 2 0
Total 26 3

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Borussia Dortmund
Schalke 04

InternationalEdit

West Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libuda, Reinhard" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ Kaluza, Martin (2 November 2011). "Der 10000-Mark-Treffer" (in German). 11freunde. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "1965/66: Stan the man for Dortmund". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b Arnhold, Matthias (8 June 2017). "Reinhard 'Stan' Libuda - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  5. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (8 June 2017). "Reinhard 'Stan' Libuda - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  6. ^ Fox, Norman (27 August 1996). "Obituary: Reinhard Libuda" (in German). The independent. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  7. ^ Seils, Christoph (6 April 2007). "Ist Gott ein Fußball-Fan?" [Is God a Football Supporter?] (in German). Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Stan Libuda » Club matches". Worldfootball.

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