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Adolf Scherer

Personal information
Date of birthMay 5, 1938(age 78)
Place of birthVrútky, Czechoslovakia
Playing positionStriker

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Adolf Scherer (born 5 May 1938 in Vrútky, Czechoslovakia) is a former Czechoslovakian footballer. He played 36 games and scored 22 goals for the Czechoslovakia national football team. Scherer represented Czechoslovakia at the 1960 European Nations' Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup, where he did not play any match. In the 1962 FIFA World Cup Scherer scored 3 goals, Czechoslovakia finished second.

He now lives in the southern France, near Nîmes with his wife. he had two children, a daughter and a son. His son, Rudolf (also known as 'Tcheck'), is, like his father, well involved in football. He played for various clubs including Nîmes Olympique. Rudolf now trains Barbentane football club, a city near Avignon.

He will be remembered as a key player during the World Cup in 1962 when he scored the winning goal in the quarterfinal against Hungary and his late goal in the semifinal 3-1 derby against Yugoslavia. They eventually lost against the Brazilian team in the final (3-1).

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