Wilhelm Müller

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilhelm•Müller
Used nameWilhelm•Müller
Born5 December 1909 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died22 February 1984 in Murnau am Staffelsee, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsWaldhof Mannheim, Mannheim (GER)
NOC Germany


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Wilhelm Müller played two matches in Berlin, and earned eight international caps in total. He was also a member of the 1938 World Championship-winning team. With his home club SV Waldhof Mannheim they won the German Championship in 1933 and were runners-up in 1937.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Handball GER Wilhelm Müller
Handball, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold