Helmut Schön facts for kids
|Full name||Helmut Schön|
|Date of birth||15 September 1915|
|Place of birth||Dresden, Germany|
|Date of death||23 February 1996(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Wiesbaden, Germany|
Helmut Schön (15 September, 1915 – 23 February 1996) was a German football player and coach. He played for the German national team. He is best known as coach of the German football national team from 1964 until 1978.
Early life and career
Schön was a striker. He played for Dresdner SC. With this team he won the German football championship in 1943 and 1944 and the cup in 1941 and 1942. He appeared 16 times for his country between 1937 and 1941. He shot 17 goals for the national football team.
From 1952 till 1956, Schön was the coach of the then independent Saarland. After the reunification with Germany in 1956 he became assistant coach to Sepp Herberger in the national team. He is best known as coach of the German football national team from 1964 - 1978. During his 14 years as national coach he reached 87 victories, 30 draws and 22 defeats in 139 matches.
Honours and recognitions
- FIFA World Cup
- UEFA European Championship
- Champions: 1972
- Runner-up: 1976
International career statistics
|Germany national team|
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