Wolfgang Barthels

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Barthels
Used nameWolfgang•Barthels
Born23 November 1940 in Malbork, Pomorskie (POL)
Measurements173 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsSC Empor Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


As the East German national team won the inter-national qualification matches in 1963 against the West German amateur national team by a 3-0 win in Leipzig and a 2-1 loss in Hannover, the German Olympic team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an East German one. The team won the bronze medal, beating Egypt, 3-1.

Forward Wolfgang Barthels played with BSG Einheit Rostock, renamed SC Empor Rostock in 1954, which became FC Hansa Rostock ten years later. He played 221 matches in East Germany’s Oberliga with Rostock and scored 45 goals. Internationally he represented East Germany’s Olympic team in three matches (one goal) and the national team in two games (two goals). After his active career Barthels worked as a sports teacher and youth coach in Rostock.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GER GDR Wolfgang Barthels
Football, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze

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