Peter Ducke

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePeter•Ducke
Used namePeter•Ducke
Nick/petnamesSchwarzer Peter
Born14 October 1941 in Benešov nad Ploučnicí (CZE)
Measurements177 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsFC Carl Zeiss Jena, Jena (GER)
NOC East Germany


Centre-forward Peter Ducke was in the East German team that won the bronze medal at the 1972 München Olympics, following a 2-2 draw, after extra-time, against the Soviet Union. During the period of extra-time, neither team tried to win, because they knew a draw would secure both of them a medal. In 1974 Ducke was also in the East German squad that surprisingly beat West Germany 1-0 in the 1974 World Cup, although he did not play in the match.

Ducke played 68 international matches between 1960-75, and scored 15 goals. He also played 13 matches with the GDR Olympic team. Domestically, he played with BSG Motor Schönebeck, and then from 1959-77 with SC Motor Jena, later renamed to FC Carl Zeiss Jena. In 1963, 1968 and 1974 he helped Jena to win the East German Championship, as well as the East German Cup in 1960, 1972 and 1974. In 1963 he was the year’s top scorer. Ducke was also named Footballer of the Year in 1971, and East German Sportsman of the Year in 1965 (originally finished second, but awarded in 1967 after Jürgen May defected to West Germany).

After his playing career Ducke, worked as a football coach and sports teacher. In 2007 he founded his own football camp in Deutschbaselitz.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GDR Peter Ducke
Football, Men (Olympic) East Germany =3 Bronze

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