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Albin Kitzinger

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Full nameAlbin Kitzinger
Date of birthFebruary 1, 1912
Place of birthSchweinfurt, German Empire
Date of deathAugust 6, 1970(age 1970)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Albin Kitzinger (1 February 1912 in Schweinfurt - 6 August 1970) was a German football player.

Kitzinger played his whole career for FC Schweinfurt 05 (1924-1946).

On the national level he played for Germany national team (44 matches/2 goals), and was a participant at the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He was a member of the Breslau Eleven that beat Denmark 8:0 in Breslau in 1937 and went on to win 10 out 11 games played during that year.

Kitzinger distinguished himself with assuredness on the ball and the calmness in which he distributed the ball. Together with Andreas Kupfer and Ludwig Goldbrunner he formed one of the best halves trios of the late-1930s. In 1937 he was called up to represent Western Europe in Amsterdam against Central Europe and a year later he was selected to play in the World XI against England at Wembley Stadium. Altogether he starred in 826 games for his club Schweinfurt 05. He died at the age of 58 after a long and severe illness.

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