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Hans Nowak
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Full name Hans Nowak
Date of birth (1937-08-09)9 August 1937
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Date of death 19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 74)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1946–1953 Eintracht Gelsenkirchen
1953–1958 Alemannia Gelsenkirchen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1965 FC Schalke 04 145 (27)
1965–1968 FC Bayern Munich 37 (4)
1968–1971 Kickers Offenbach 12 (0)
Total 194 (31)
National team
1961–1964 West Germany 15 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hans Nowak (9 August 1937 – 19 July 2012) was a German football player. He played in four matches at the 1962 FIFA World Cup.

Club career

Nowak was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. While playing for FC Bayern Munich, he won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1967.

International career

Nowak became notable for being the first attacking full-back in German football. Between September 1961 and November 1964, Nowak was the standard right back of West Germany, starting in 15 out of 20 international games during that period. He didn't score during this period.

Career after pro times

After retiring in 1971, Nowak coached FC Hochstadt and FC Herzogenaurach. He later worked for Puma AG in Herzogenaurach, becoming director of public relations there. After leaving Puma AG in 1991, he worked for FC Bayern Munich, organising the sales of merchandising.

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