Referee Heinrich Paal bio

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Born
1895-06-26
Intl. since
0000-01-01
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Estonia
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Paal

2010-08-24

Heinrich Paal must have been an exceptional man. Not only was he a referee but more so a famous athlete and one of the best Estonian footballers from before WWII. Between 1920 and 1931 Paal played 37 or 38 matches for his National team and took part in the 1924 Olympic tournament.

athlete
As an athlete Heinrich Paal also ran marathons, did the declathlon, held the Estonian record on the 5 and 20 kilometres, played bandy and was even a wrestler.

war
Paal thought in the war for Estonia and died in a Soviet prison camp..

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