Heinz Patzig
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Heinz Patzig

Heinz Patzig
Personal information
Full name Heinz Patzig
Date of birth (1929-09-19)19 September 1929
Place of birth Chemnitz, Germany
Date of death 28 March 2013(2013-03-28) (aged 83)[1]
Place of death Braunschweig, Germany[2]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
PSV Chemnitz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948-1950 BSG Fewa Chemnitz
1950-1954 VfB Lübeck 59 (17)
1954-1961 Eintracht Braunschweig 191 (43)
Teams managed
1963-1991 Eintracht Braunschweig (assistant)
1979 Eintracht Braunschweig (caretaker)
1983 Eintracht Braunschweig (caretaker)
1985 Eintracht Braunschweig (caretaker)
1986 Eintracht Braunschweig (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2012

Heinz Patzig (born 19 September 1929 in Chemnitz; died 28 March 2013 in Braunschweig) aged 84 years-old, was a German footballer and manager.


Early in his career Patzig played for Fewa Chemnitz (a predecessor club of Chemnitzer FC) in East Germany. In 1950 Patzig fled into West Germany and went on to play successfully for Oberliga Nord sides VfB Lübeck and Eintracht Braunschweig, until an injury forced him to retire in 1961.[3]

Coaching career

After his playing career, Patzing worked as Eintracht Braunschweig's assistant coach for 27 straight seasons, from 1963 to 1991,[4] under managers such as Helmuth Johannsen, Otto Knefler, Branko Zebec, Uli Maslo, Aleksandar Risti?, and others. The biggest success during his time as an assistant came in 1967, when Eintracht won the Bundesliga. Four times Patzig took over as caretaker manager: in 1979, 1983, 1985, and 1986. In total, he was the team's head coach for 15 Bundesliga and 13 2. Bundesliga games.


  1. ^ "Heinz Patzig verstorben" (in German). eintracht.com. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Eintracht trauert um den ,,ewigen Co-Trainer" Heinz Patzig" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview with Heinz Patzig" (in German). wirsindeintracht.de. Retrieved 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Heinz Patzig - der ewige Co-Trainer" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. Retrieved 2012.

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