Saturday, 12 August 2017

Helmut Schon - Fifa World Cup Record

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  • Record for most World Cup matches as coach is hold by Helmut Schon (25x)
  • Helmut Schon took part in 4 World Cups with Germany National Team
  • Helmut Schon became a world champion with Germany on home soil in 1974

He became the most successful national coach in German football history, and 1 of the most successful ever to grace the wonderful game. Helmut Schon won both the FIFA World Cup™ and European Championships and He still holds the World Cup record to this day.

Schon was recognised for his achievements in 1974 with the Silver Laurel Leaf, presented by the German president by that time, and the Federal Cross of Merit. Schon was named an honorary member of the German Football Association (DFB) in year 1980 and received the FIFA Order of Merit in year 1984, Deutsche Post commemorate what would have been his 100th birthday with a memorable stamp on 1 September 2015.

The coach
"I’m certain that there is 1 thing the majority of loyal fans would like to see more than anything else: authentic, exciting, good, and athletic football – with no frills."

That was Schon’s motto – and one that brought Him a great deal of success. Udo Jurgens, The Austrian vocalist described him as the “general with a heart”, while for Franz Beckenbauer, the man around whom the playing style of Schon’s teams was based and his on-pitch representative, he was “a coach of great humanity”.

He was Born in Dresden, Schon made a great impact on German football as fellow world champions Sepp Herberger (1954), Franz Beckenbauer (1990) also Joachim Low (2014). The man who tall as 1.90m led his players to become loyal, and they refer to him as Der Lange or ‘The Lanky One’, They always respectfully addressing him as ‘Mr Schon’. And He was considered to be a blessing for Germany soccer history. In 1964 and 1978, the national team played a successful game, push the reporter Milan’s Corriere della Sera to declare that “Helmut Schon’s team bring the new footballing era”.

Schon’s path record is unique. At his first World Cup as coach, he stepped out of Herberger’s long shadow as Germany lose to England in 1966. Die Mannschaft secured third place 4 years later after defeated by Italy. The golden era is when Germany won the 1972 European Championship and the 1974 World Cup. ‘The Man in the Cap’ became the greates coach in Germany’s 116-year history.

There are only three other national team coach in the history of the game who can hold Schon: Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo, who won back-to-back World Cups in 1934 and 1938; Spaniard Vicente del Bosque, who became a world champion in 2010 and a European champion in 2012; and Joachim Low, who led his team to a third-place finish in 2010 before lifting the Trophy in 2014. But, no one of them can put more additional podium finishes.



The record
On 21 June 1978, Germany confronted Austria in Cordoba at the FIFA World Cup in Argentina. It was Schon's 25th World Cup coordinate at his fourth World Cup – a record that no other mentor has yet equalled.

His record at these competitions was amazing, with 16 wins, five draws and four annihilations in four World Cups [editor's note – the matches lost after additional time in the 1966 World Cup Final and 1970 World Cup semi-last are considered defeats]. Schon's 1966 battle just finished in annihilation to the hosts after an unbelievable match with a much more incredible objective at Wembley Stadium.

At Mexico 1970, Germany again endured only one thrashing in another exciting match that went down in World Cup history as the 'Match of the Century', with Schon and his players eventually completing the competition in third place. In spite of the fact that they lined this up with triumph on home soil in 1974, despite everything they endured an important annihilation that year – because of none other than East Germany.

After four years, Hans Krankl scored an objective in the 88th moment to hand Austria an unassailable 3-2 lead and bring Schon's extraordinary World Cup training profession to an ignoble end. Having reported his retirement in front of the 1978 World Cup, that dull crusade in Argentina denoted the finish of Germany's best time to date.

The recollections 

"Helmut Schon didn't merit a goodbye like that."
Berti Vogts, Helmut Schon's chief at the 1978 World Cup, promptly after Germany's 3-2 mortification by Austria in Cordoba
"What made Helmut Schon surprising was his capacity to lead a group of excellent people while letting every player express his distinction."
Vogts today on his previous national group mentor's qualities

"At the point when the group lost, he thought about it literally – and didn't talk a word to us the following day. The way that he communicated his profound disillusionment like that as opposed to giving us a berating or distributing disciplines established a genuine connection on every one of us. That was his specific method for getting things done. Helmut Schon didn't persuade his players by giving us a noisy address however by demonstrating to us how attacked he was. It felt as though we'd baffled our own fathers."

Bernd Holzenbein on Schon's technique after the 1974 thrashing to East Germany
"His labor of love has turned out to be unbelievable."
Previous DFB President Egidius Braun after the passing of Helmut Schon at 80 years old in February 1996

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