Uwe Seeler

German footballer

Uwe Seeler (German pronunciation: [ˈuːvə ˈzeːlɐ];5 November 1936 – 21 July 2022) was a German football player. He played for Hamburger SV and West Germany national team.

Uwe Seeler
Uwe Seeler 1968 (cropped).jpg
Seeler in 1968
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-11-05)5 November 1936
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Date of death 21 July 2022(2022-07-21) (aged 85)
Place of death Norderstedt, Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1946–1953 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1972 Hamburger SV[1] 476 (404)
1978 Cork Celtic 1 (2)
Total 477 (406)
National team
1953–1954 West Germany U-18 10 (15)
1954–1970 West Germany 72 (43)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Seeler died on 21 July 2022 in Norderstedt, Germany at the age of 85.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[3][4]
Club Season League German
Championship[a]
DFB-Pokal Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV 1954–55 Oberliga Nord 26 28 5 1 1 2 32 31
1955–56 29 32 5 4 2 2 36 37
1956–57 26 31 4 2 1 0 31 33
1957–58 24 22 4 2 28 26
1958–59 27 29 4 5 1 0 32 34
1959–60 26 36 7 13 1 0 34 49
1960–61 23 29 6 8 7[b] 5 36 42
1961–62 28 28 2 4 30 32
1962–63 28 32 6 2 4 6 38 40
1963–64 Bundesliga 30 30 2 2 6[c] 5 38 37
1964–65 19 14 1 1 20 15
1965–66 23 11 2 1 25 12
1966–67 23 10 5 3 28 13
1967–68 30 12 1 0 9[c] 8 40 20
1968–69 33 23 3 1 4[d] 3 40 27
1969–70 30 17 2 0 2[d] 0 34 17
1970–71 25 9 2 3 1[d] 0 28 12
1971–72 26 11 4 3 30 14
Total 476 404 43 41 32 24 29 21 580 490
Cork Celtic 1977–78 League of Ireland 1 2 1 2
Career total 477 406 43 41 32 24 29 21 581 492
  1. Before the Bundesliga, the national champion was determined in a series of knock-out games after the domestic league ended.
  2. Appearances in European Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 Appearances in European Cup Winners' Cup
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Appearances in UEFA Cup

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[5]
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany 1954 3 0
1955 0 0
1956 1 0
1957 0 0
1958 9 5
1959 5 6
1960 5 4
1961 6 5
1962 7 2
1963 3 3
1964 3 4
1965 1 1
1966 12 7
1967 3 1
1968 1 0
1969 3 0
1970 10 5
Total 72 43

HonoursEdit

Hamburger SV

West Germany

Individual

LiteratureEdit

  • Becker, Robert: Uwe Seeler und seine goldenen Tore. Copress, München 1991, ISBN 3-7679-0363-6
  • Seeler, Uwe: Danke, Fußball! – Mein Leben. Rowohlt-Verlag, Reinbek 2003, ISBN 978-3-498-06375-7 (auch als Hörbuch auf 1 CD, Hörbuch Hamburg, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-89903-133-4)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Uwe Seeler - Spielerprofil - DFB" (in German). dfb.de. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  2. Germany and Hamburg legend Uwe Seeler dies, aged 85
  3. Arnhold, Matthias (2 November 2007). "Uwe Seeler – Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". rsssf.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  4. "Uwe Seeler". World Football. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  5. Mamrud, Roberto (2 November 2002). "Uwe Seeler – Goals in International matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  6. Leme de Arruda, Marcelo (20 October 2015). "FIFA XI´s Matches - Full Info". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. "Bundesliga Historie 1969/70" (in German). kicker.

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