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Max Morlock

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Full nameMaximilian Morlock
Playing positionForward

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Maximilian ("Maxl" or "Max") Morlock (born 11 May 1925 in Nuremberg - died 10 September 1994 in Nuremberg) was one of the most popular German football players in the 1950s and early 1960s. In his time with the West German national team, he earned 26 caps and scored 21 goals. His position was that of an inside right forward.

In his youth he learned to play soccer at the Eintracht Nürnberg. In 1940 he became member of the then famous 1. FC Nuremberg, debuting in the first team on 30 November 1941. Until 1964 he appeared more than 900 times in the first team of the so called Club and scored about 700 goals. In 1948 and 1961 he led the team to German championships, in 1962 to the German Cup. 38 years old he even appeared 21 times in the founding season of the German Bundesliga. He also was top scorer of the Oberliga Süd in 1950 51 and 1951 52.

His first cap for the national team was in 1950, when he played instead of the injured Fritz Walter. He was a member of the West German team that won their first World Cup in 1954. In the final match against Hungary Morlock scored West Germany's first goal to start the comeback after going 2 0 down. He received his last cap in a friendly game against Egypt in December 1958.

As a player, Morlock's strengths were a sound technique coupled with fighting spirit. As a linkman he felt at home best between defense and attack, but he was also dangerous in front of the goal.

Max Morlock died from cancer in 1994, aged 69.

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