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Franz Kreisel

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFranz•Kreisel
Used nameFranz•Kreisel
Born6 January 1890 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern (GER)
Died18 November 1960 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsSC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

In 1923 Franz Kreisel was a co-founder of the ice hockey section of SC Riessersee where he helped win the 1927 German Champion. Before and after his time with Riessersee he was a member of MTV München 1879 and Münchener EV. Kreisel competed at the 1927 and 1929 European Championships and the 1930 World Championships, winning silver in 1930 and the concurrent European title. In 1927, he won a bronze at the European Championships. Kreisel earned 17 caps, scoring one international goal.

From 1945-1947 he coached the national team and was also a referee at the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kreisel wrote several books about the development and history of ice hockey. In 1955 he and Martin Schröttle wrote Eishockey in Wort und Bild. Kreisel was later inducted into the German Hall of Fame for Ice Hockey.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GER Franz Kreisel
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Germany =8

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GER Franz Kreisel
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Final Round Great Britain — Czechoslovakia Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Final Round Canada — Czechoslovakia Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group A Canada — Hungary Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B Czechoslovakia — Sweden Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B United States — Sweden Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group A Austria — Poland Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group C Czechoslovakia — France Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group D Sweden — Japan Referee

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