Heinz Kubsch

Heinz Kubsch ( born July 20, 1930 in Essen, † 24 October 1993) was a German football player. The goalkeeper completed in the years 1954-1956 three matches of the German national football team and participated in the World Cup in Switzerland in 1954 in part.


Clubs, 1941-1961

Katernberg to 1953

In the north of Essen, in the district Katernberg, in the middle of a housing estate in the sign of the Zeche Zollverein located, Heinz Kubsch grew up, learned the trade of cabinet-maker and went through in his spare time with success the youth department of sports fans Katernberg 1913. As mining and football in the Ruhr Area were synonymous, came the great age of Katernberger. Most players worked on a mine, if not exactly in front of coal and the Zeche Zollverein was generous patrons and sponsors, where the young Kubsch earned his bread as a carpenter. At Linde break you experienced the closed life context of a workers' settlement where working, living and leisure still formed a unity. And leisure, for this were the kicker sports friends Katernberg, with the stadium "Am Linde break" and his dreaded the guest teams Ascheplatz.

By winning the Ruhr district championship in 1947 before TuRa 1866 Essen and SC Rot-Weiss Essen Katernberg had together with Fortuna Dusseldorf, Red -Weiß Oberhausen, Vohwinkel 80 and Hamborn 07 from the Lower Rhine to the round 1947/48 taking off soccer league West qualified. Twelve teams celebrated on September 14, 1947, Premiere, Katernberg lost with 0:3 Goals Borussia Dortmund. In the coming weeks and months, the relatively blank slate, the Knappenelf from the north of Essen developed, to the surprise team in the Oberliga West and successfully took on January 11, 1949 with a 2-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund in front of 12,000 spectators revenge for the Premiere defeat. After thirteen days of the game sports fans had with 20:6 points to the table, hunted by the same number of points chasing Borussia Dortmund and Fortuna Dusseldorf each with 17:9 points. From the 16th Round, 25 January 1948, the 17 -year-old Heinz Kubsch stood in the gate of the Katernberger. He was the youngest premier league goalkeeper in the DFB region. The first fourteen point games had graduated as a goalkeeper for the sports fans Heini Jerosch. The turning point in the championship question came four games remaining: Kubsch and his Katernberger lost in Oberhausen with 2:5 goals, while Followers Dortmund TSG Vohwinkel defeated with 5:0. In the end, the team took a break from Linde with 34:14 points, the runner-up behind champions Borussia Dortmund went two points clear through the target. With 22:2 home points the basis for the runner-up on the infamous clay court was laid with his fanatical audience. Erkenschwicks Forward " Jule " Ludorf supposed to have said about the atmosphere:

"So close we played anywhere on the opponent's audience. Who won Katernberg should have got three points, one for the nerves "

The first league season ended Katernberg on April 18, 1948, a 4-2 away win in the Glückaufkampfbahn the doyen FC Schalke 04, the 0:2 deficit with three goals of striker Paul Mieloszyk could still be made up as in the second half. Heinz Kubsch guarded the gate of the sports enthusiasts and Heinrich Kwiatkowski goal of Schalke.

In the second league year, 1948/49, was the responsive Heinz Kubsch in all 24 games in the housing of Katernberger and distinguished itself with above-average performance from. Nevertheless, the runner-up of the previous year after the switch from ash to the lawn at the Linde break the descent from the Oberliga not prevent it. But after a round opposite the sports fans immediately to the Oberliga back. By winning the title in 1950 in the 2nd League West against Borussia Mönchengladbach, FV Hombruch 09 and the Meidericher SV managed the Northern Essenes with goalkeeper Kubsch an immediate return. With Helmut Rahn and Willi Vordenbäumen in the attack started the sports fans in the 1950/51 season. The two derbies against Rot -Weiss Essen brought in Linde break into being a 2-3 home defeat and on the port road with a 2-2 draw. By a 4-1 success in front of 20,000 spectators in Katernberg, won on the final day, April 29, 1951 FC Schalke 04 championship against Preußen Münster, who lost simultaneously with 0:4 Goals Prussia Dellbrueck and thus standings and championship title playful. Kubsch completed all 30 laps games and finished with the sports friends twelfth grade. Prior to Round 1951/52, Helmut Rahn signed a contract with Rot-Weiss Essen and with the team from Uhlenkrug, ETB black and white, also the third team climbed out of food on to the Oberliga West. The green and white sports fans sat with 0:6 points to start the sand and occupied at halftime with 14:16 points to the eleventh place. On the broadcast they reached the tenth and Heinz Kubsch had once again demonstrated its outstanding class in his 28 league games.

The preliminary 1952/53, brought for Heinz Kubsch with the appointment of the DFB for the B international match on November 9, 1952 in Basel against Switzerland a personal distinction. Together with the defender pair Hans Eberle and Hans Bauer and Kurt Sommerlatt, Herbert and Gerhard Schäfer Harpers in the rotor row was the keeper of Garant 2:0 success of the German team. Together with Willi Vordenbäumen graduated Kubsch all 30 league games for the sports fans. The impact of the currency reform of 1948 and the financial possibilities of the newly installed contract player statute had heralded the end of the dominated by mining Founder clubs and this was also true for Katernberg to. With 19:41 points Kubsch and colleagues reached the 15th position and thus increased Sportfreunde 1953 together with Erkenschwick in the 2nd League West from. On 30 Round the Green-Whites adopted before only audience of 2000 with a 3-2 home win against STV Horst- Emscher from the league. Hans Dieter Baroth listed on the super talent in Katernberger Gate:

" It quickly became the Katernberger goalkeeper in the B- team, and the door to the senior team was wide open, though there was someone named Toni Turek there. But there was a small incident, which hindered the career of the goalkeeper Kubsch arg. Kubsch had extensively celebrated birthday. The next day he showed in the game against Alemannia Aachen did again a flawless performance. But he had the misfortune of the national coach Sepp Herberger to get too close. And the federal Sepp smelled promptly the flag ' of the goalkeeper. When Puritan national coach Kubsch was so, down by ', but he played at least three times in the senior team. "

After 122 games for the sports fans Katernberg in the Oberliga West Kubsch moved to Round 1953/54, to FK Pirmasens in the Football Oberliga West.

Pirmasens, 1953-1961

The FK Pirmasens - located in the "shoe city " Pirmasens in the Palatinate Forest in the border region, lying in the southwest corner of the Republic - had money to undertake in the 50s to good players, and offer above all, professional prospects the new items. In addition to several shoe companies, there were opportunities in the plastics factory, in the iron and wholesale plumbing supplies as well as the city council. " What need ' always new?", Was superimposed on the branch and then traded. Often there were shoe representatives, who produced the first contacts to players. So it was in 1953 when changing the 23 -year-old goalkeeper Heinz Kubsch. He led after moving from Essen with his wife in the center of the "shoe city " a tobacco shop with Lotto-Toto - acceptance.

With 24:2 points of FK Pirmasens started with the new goalkeeper Heinz Kubsch in the season 1953/54, in the Football Oberliga West. Only on 14 Matchday suffered the league leaders with 0-1 goals in 1 FC Saarbrücken their first defeat. This was made ​​up eight days later with a 2-1 home victory in front of 25,000 spectators against 1 FC Kaiserslautern. On 30 Round, 11 April 1954 traveled the league leaders in Pirmasens, one point ahead to tracker 1 FC Kaiserslautern. The Walter team with a 4-0 success the title race in front of 30,000 spectators on the mountain Betz. Heinz Kubsch had denied all 30 games for the runner-up and learned rave reviews. With its responsiveness and " cat -facing " mobility he urged formally on the National team squad for the Soccer World Cup 1954 in Switzerland. Germany coach Herberger invited the ex- Katernberger first time in February 1954 a DFB course a. On 28 February, the new goalkeeper of FK Pirmasens also convinced the representative game of the Southwest in Hamburg. West won with 4:2 goals against Northern Germany and Kubsch belonged to the six goalkeepers, the Sepp Herberger mid- March 1954, convened in the provisional World Cup squad: Turek, Herkenrath Kubsch, Kwiatkowski, terminal and Geissler.

Together with defender Fritz Laband Hamburger SV Kubsch celebrated on 25 April 1954, the debut in the national team. In the last international match before the World Cup tournament, the DFB team won in Basel 5-3 goals against Switzerland. Strain defender Erich Savior suffered this severe meniscus injury and fell for the World Cup from.

With Pirmasens followed after the World Cup season 1953/54, three laps in the southwest without affiliation to the table top. As a coach Helmut Schneider with playmaker and scorer Helmut Kapitulski to round in 1957/58 to the stadium Horeb on the Zweibrücker road to Pirmasens was stated, " the club " - the club is called in the local dialect - to soar on. In the years 1958, 1959 and 1960 of the FK Pirmasens won consecutive championship in the Oberliga West. In the three finals at the German football championship of the goalkeeper completed all 15 games against Hamburger SV, 1 FC Cologne 1.FC Nürnberg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Tasmania 1900 Berlin. In the World Cup 1958 games were played at neutral stadiums. Kubsch played with the FKP in front of 70,000 spectators in Stuttgart 2:2 against 1.FC Nuremberg, before 50,000 spectators in Augsburg 1:1 against 1 FC Köln and lost in front of 40,000 spectators in Dortmund vs. Hamburger SV 1:2 gates. The following year, 1959, towered over the two hits against Cologne 4-0 and Bremen 4-1 Goals and the 2:3 defeat before 81,000 spectators in Frankfurt Forest Stadium against the later champions Eintracht Frankfurt out.

In the round of 1960/61, Pirmasens playful 29 Round with a 2:3 defeat at Borussia Neunkirchen the renewed championship success. With a point behind the tied teams of the 1st FC Saarbrücken and Borussia Neunkirchen the Blue -Whites landed in third place. Heinz Kubsch had completed 29 games in this round and said goodbye to the game on April 16, 1961 in Neunkirchen as an active player and ended after 222 league games with Pirmasens his career.

Players Hermann Laag (328 ), he is with Rolf Ertel (332) and Emil Weber (308 ) of the league record player of Pirmasens, talks about Kubsch with the following words: " On the line responded Heinz colossal ". Coach Helmut Schneider told the boom performance of three-time champion said: " Front helps us love God and rear Heinz Kubsch holds everything ... ".

Selection vocations

After his national team debut on 25 April 1954 in Basel against Switzerland Kubsch was nominated along with Toni Turek and Heini Kwiatkowski as a goalkeeper for the World Cup squad in Switzerland. In the surprising success of the World Cup Herberger Elf Kubsch came but to no stake. The main reason for this was an " involuntary bath", which brings the deplorable Kubsch to its use in the World Cup, as formulated by Fritz Walter in his 3-2 Copress book. After his friend and roommate Kwiatkowski in Spiez had fallen into the Lake Thun and Kubsch in the confusion of the rescue of " Kwiat " from the capsizing rowing boat with a pike jump rescued Heinz Kubsch presented only be determined in the hotel that he sprained his shoulder had, so much so, that was not to think of its use as a goalkeeper during the World Cup.

On March 23, 1955 Kubsch comes to his second B- International Match. In Sheffield, the German team is struggling from England to a 1-1 draw. A month later, following his second game in the A- national team. On May 28, Germany defeated Ireland 2-1 in Hamburg, where the defense with Kubsch, the defender pair savior and Erhardt, as well as the runner series with Schlienz, Rudolf Hoffmann and May is the guarantee of success. In the season 1956/57, this sequence is repeated: first on September 15, 1956 his third deployment in the B- team and on 21 November his third 'A' game in Frankfurt against Switzerland. In the National Team after his career was over. For West Germany, he played on 18 November 1959, and on March 19, 1960, two representative games against southern and northern Germany.

Kubsch was incidentally sport shooter in the first team of the SV 1900 Lviv.