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Hansi Kreische

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Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans-Jürgen "Hansi"•Kreische
Used nameHansi•Kreische
Born19 July 1947 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements185 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany


Half forward Hansi Kreische 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. Kreische scored the German’s opening goal from the penalty spot. Kreische was also in the East German team that surprisingly beat West Germany 1-0 in the 1974 World Cup.

Kreische played 46 international matches between 1968-75, and scored 25 goals. He also played 13 matches with the GDR Olympic team. Domestically, he played with SG Dynamo Dresden. In 1971, 1973 and 1976-78 he helped Dresden win the East German Championship as well as the East German Cup in 1971. From 1971-73 and again in 1976, he was the top scorer in the GDR Oberliga, and in 1973 was elected Footballer of the Year.

After his playing career. Kreische turned to coaching, like his father Hans (1922-2003). Hansi first worked with several teams at his home club Dynamo Dresden and then founded his own football camp in 1997. From 2004-10 he was working as a scout with Bundesliga club Hamburger SV and then later with RB Leipzig.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Football (Football) Football, Men Olympic East Germany =3 Bronze Representing East Germany    

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