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Heinz Kwiatkowski

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Full nameHeinrich Kwiatkowski
Date of birth16 July 1926
Place of birthGelsenkirchen, Germany
Date of death23 May 2008(age 81)
Place of deathDortmund, Germany
Height1.80 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Heinrich "Heinz" Kwiatkowski (16 July 1926 23 May 2008) was a German football goalkeeper. He was born in Gelsenkirchen.

He was a member of the West German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also participated in the 1958 FIFA World Cup. In total he earned four caps for West Germany. During his club career he played for FC Schalke 04, Rot-Weiß Essen and Borussia Dortmund. He won the German football championship with Dortmund in 1956 and 1957. He died in Dortmund.

As a goalkeeper, Kwiatkowski's specialty was to fist the ball away, which earned him the nickname "Heini Fausten".

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