Erich Retter ( born February 17, 1925 in Pluederhausen ) is a former German football player of VfB Stuttgart, who also came to 14 international matches in the football team.
The Swabian from amateur club SV Pluederhausen to VfB Stuttgart Come defender was at right-back regular players of the team that in 1950 and 1952 under coach Georg Wurzer won the German championship in years. Also in the lost finale 1953 he defended the "Reds". A third title he won in 1954 by the success of the DFB Cup. In the Oberliga Süd denied savior for VfB Stuttgart 354 matches and scored six goals.
National coach Sepp Herberger tested it for the first time internationally in 1951 in a B international. His debut in the senior team played Savior on April 20, 1952 in a 2-0 win in Luxembourg and was afterwards at the root formation of the national team. In the season 1953/54, he stood in all five matches before the World Cup in Switzerland in 1954 in the team of Sepp Herberger. In the four qualifiers against Norway and Saarland Erich rescuers successfully defended for Germany. Its trunk space seemed certain after qualification. In his twelfth international game ( a 5-3 victory against Switzerland in Basel on 25 April 1954) he suffered a meniscus injury that forced him to give up the World Cup finals. Therefore, he is often dubbed " the world champion prevented ".
For his 13th international cap he came only on May 28, 1955 in Hamburg 's 2-1 against Ireland. When 1:3 against England on 26 May 1956 in Berlin, Erich played his savior 14th and last international match. After a second meniscus surgery in 1958, his career was drawing to a close also at VfB Stuttgart.
Richard Kirn, sports columnist, remarked on Erich Savior: " Extremely puncture-proof, good point guard. "
Erich savior is the sibling of the soccer player Joseph Ledl.
- National football team ( Germany )
- Born in 1925
- German master ( football)
- DFB Cup winners
- Person (VfB Stuttgart)