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Bernd Bransch
Bransch with East Germany's mascot at the 1974 World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth September 24, 1944 (1944-09-24) (age 65)
Place of birth    Halle, East Germany
Youth career
1954-62 Chemie Halle
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1962-73
1973-74
1974-77
Chemie Halle
Carl Zeiss Jena
Chemie Halle
   
National team
1967-76 East Germany 64 (3)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold 1976 Montreal Team
Bronze 1972 Munich Team

Bernd Bransch (born September 24, 1944 in Halle) is a former footballer from East Germany.

Bransch began his sporting career as a youngster at BSG Motor Halle-Süd. From 1954 onwards, the son of a locksmith played throughout his career for SC Chemie Halle in its varying incarnations - except for the 1973/74 season, in which he played for FC Carl Zeiss Jena.

In 1968 and 1974 he was honoured as East German Footballer of the Year.

Bransch participated in the Munich Olympics 1972, in which his East German team secured a bronze medal, and in the gold-medal winning Montreal Olympics 1976 side. He also played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

In total Bransch played 317 league games, scoring 43 goals.

Bransch (in white) takes a free-kick against Holland at the 1974 World Cup.

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