Referee Erich Chemnitz bio

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Born
1891-01-29
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Leipzig
Country
Germany
Speaks
German
Occupation
journalist
Hobbies
 
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Chemnitz / Leipzig

2012-02-26

A sportsman until he was heavily injured in WW I (1914-1918), despite of his physical difficulties he managed to take charge of matches, and the friendly Hungary-Austria in 1917 must have been the highlight of his refereeing career. Erich Chemnitz died in 1981.

journalist
After the war he took up journalism and became the manager of VfB Leipzig. For twenty years he watched and wrote about sports often travelling abroad with the national football team. He wrote for many different newspapers. After WWII his country split in two and Chemnitz ended up being a (respected) sports journalist in the DDR. Travelling became harder and he missed going to see Germany (West) win the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland.

source
all this (and picture) was found on leipziger-fussballverband.de

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