Franz Islacker

Franz " Penny " Islacker ( born February 3, 1926 in Essen, † July 1, 1970 ) was a German football player. As a player of Rot-Weiss Essen, he won the 1953 DFB-Pokal and 1955, the German football championship.


The external rotor, which also came as a half- forward to use and distinguished the shots from almost all positions and acrobatic, began his career at TuS Helene old food. About VfR Mannheim (1949 /50) and the Rheydter SpV ( 1950-1952 ) he came to Round 1952/53 - Goalkeeper Fritz Herkenrath was another new entry at RWE - to Rot- Weiss Essen, where he celebrated his greatest successes.

1953 was Rot-Weiss Essen after victories against SSV Jahn Regensburg ( 5:0 ) VfL Osnabrück ( 2-0), Hamburger SV (6:1) and the SV Waldhof Mannheim ( 3-2 ) in the final of the DFB Cup and won 2-1 against Alemannia Aachen. Islacker and Rahn scored the Essenes gates, Jupp Derwall could only achieve the first goal.

Only one winner of the Cologne in the 90th minute of the last season game on April 11, 1954 was the decisive factor for the Domstädter: One year later, the Essenes were in the Oberliga West runner-up. Cologne won the game by 2-1 in the SV Sodingen and thus could also be the simultaneous 4:2 - scored 87 minutes into the "penny" Islacker it 3-2 in the 89th minute and Helmut Rahn the 4-2 Full Time - home success of the team of the harbor road against FC Schalke 04 a point behind, bring no more than the runner-up. By the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland led the DFB by a shortened championship final, the West Vice could not attend. The team from Bergeborbeck was more than compensated by the club patron George Melches by a nine -week trip to America, which led to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and the United States.

In front of 80,000 spectators Hanover, Palatine were almost beaten 4-3. Three goals of the Essenes scoring Penny Islacker, the decisive winning goal in the 85th minute was one of them. It is noteworthy that after a duel with Horst Eckel injured after the 70th minute his knee and had to be helped off the pitch. Since that time there were no Auswechselregel in football, he had to play limping and still scored a total of three goals.

However, the successful series of the Essenes ended a year later. The loss of Bernhard Termath and August Gottschalk could not be compensated and so they ended up in the Oberliga West only in fifth place.

Due to the Essenes successes Penny Islacker recorded an international match in 1954, but still. However, they lost against France with 1:3 and thus ended his international career already back. Previously, he had been employed by national coach Sepp Herberger once in the B national team in the international game on 22 March 1953 in Vienna against Austria.

RWE he played until 1961. Overall Islacker played 251 league games ( 28 for Mannheim, 48 for Reydt, 175 for RWE) and achieved in 136 hits ( 12 for Mannheim, 24 for Reydt, exactly 100 for the mountains Borbecker ). At the end of his career he joined the 1961/62 season the Ascended in the 2nd League West SV Neukirchen.

After his football career Islacker ran a restaurant with his wife. He died on 1 July 1970 in a car accident.

His son Frank Islacker played in the Bundesliga with VfL Bochum - in the round 1982/83 three games - his granddaughter Mandy Islacker it has also brought to the Bundesliga player.