Hans Tatzer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameJohann Robert "Hans"•Tatzer
Used nameHans•Tatzer
Born25 May 1905 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died23 August 1944 in Marseille (Marseilles), Bouches-du-Rhône (FRA)
AffiliationsEK Engelmann, Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Hans Tatzer played 86 times for the Austrian national team between 1926 and 1938, a record for any pre-World War II player, and was a member of the teams that won the European Championships in 1927 and 1931 and World Championship bronze also in 1931. He competed at six World Championships, three European Championships, and the 1933 Spengler Cup. Tatzer worked as a painter and later a postal worker while playing for a succession of clubs in his native Wien as a speedy and hardworking left wing. He played for Österreichische LSV, Pötzleindorfer SC, Wiener EV, Wien City, and Wien EKE during his career. He also represented Austria at handball and played football and field hockey to a high level. Tatzer was killed in action in 1944 whilst serving in the south of France.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUT Hans Tatzer
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria DNS
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUT Hans Tatzer
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria =7

Special Notes