Werner Klaas

Werner Klaas ( born May 10, 1914 in Meggen, Westphalia, † March 26, 1945 ) was a German football player.


Klaas learned to play football in the first domestic VfB Meggen and then began his career at SC Brachbach 09, near Siegen. His father was born in August Klaas fallow Bacher and pulled at a young age with his wife to Meggen. After his retirement, he returned in 1928 with his family in his place of birth. There Werner Klaas reported together with his brothers Hubert and Willi at the SC 09.

After Werner Klaas was moved as a soldier to Koblenz, where he served in the telegraph barracks of the first infantry regiment, he was in the 1930s in the squad of SV Koblenz (later TuS Neuendorf ).

After the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the German football has engaged in rebuilding the national team and tested in the following years numerous talents. Then the defender Klaas was nominated for the friendly match against Luxembourg in Luxembourg to the national team on 21 March 1937. The game in which he took a defensive line with Hans Appel, ended in front of 12,000 spectators with 3:2 ( 1:0). 1939 Werner Klaas was a member of the German student selection in the game against Austria in Vienna.

A few weeks before the end of the Second World War as a soldier Klaas fell between 30 March and 3 April 1945 in the Nitratal in Slovakia. According to statements made by the German War Graves Commission could not be found his remains to this day.

  • National football team ( Germany )
  • German
  • Sports (winner country)
  • Born in 1914
  • Died in 1945
  • Man