Referee Peco Bauwens bio

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Born
1886-11-24
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Koln
Country
Germany
Speaks
German
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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1936 Olympics

2011-02-10

Peter Joseph 'Peco' Bauwens played 1 match in Germany's national team in 1910.
One of the most important referees of his time, Bauwens officiated in 82 international matches, one of them the gold medal match at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He was a member of FIFA executive committee 1932-1942 and president of the DFB 1950-1963. Peco Bauwens died in 1963.

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Peco Bauwens joined the Nazi party in 1933, a fact that didn't stop him from becoming the president of the German FA after the war. Perhaps he showed a same anti-political attitude that helped Sepp Herberger (the famous national coach) to be able to work before, during and after the war. But when West-Germany won the World Cup in Bern, 1954, Bauwens made a faux pas. In a speech broadcast live on Bavarian radio he talked about Nordic Gods and obedience to the motherland in the same spirit as the Nazi Party had done. Some say he even had the audience sing the national anthem with the words Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles, the discarded first verse.

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