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Willy Giesemann

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Full nameWilhelm Giesemann
Date of birth2 September 1937(age 79)
Place of birthRühme, Germany
Playing positionDefender

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Wilhelm Giesemann (born 2 September 1937 in Rühme near Braunschweig, Germany) is a former German football player.

Half back Giesemann was part of the West Germany squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and played in two West German matches there.

He did miss out on participation at the then forthcoming World Cup because of injury, an injury that had an effect on the duration of his ability to play top-level football in the latter stages of his career, but sustained his toughest injury just on the day of his fourteenth and last West Germany appearance. On 6 June 1965, the West Germans played Brazil in Rio and battled hard to withstand the likes of Garrincha, Ademir and Pelé. Brazil was still in the lead, short before the end of the match when a tackle of Pelé saw marker Giesemann go off with a broken shinbone. And, it happened to be the famous Brazilian striker who netted the decisive second goal shortly after.

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