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Paul Janes (March 10, 1912 in Küppersteg – June 12, 1987 in Düsseldorf) was a German football player. he earned 71 caps and scored 7 goals for the Germany national football team from 1932 to 1942, and played in two World Cups: 1934 and 1938. Germany's most capped player of the 1930s (71 caps), member of the Breslau Eleven Janes belonged to that team, that struck 1937 in Breslau Denmark with 8:0 and went into the German soccer story. Largest sporting success: .

Playing at centre back he was considered a tuff tackler and was not scared of a challenge. Many consider him to be among the top 10 German defenders of all time. The DFB German Football Association ( German FA) list him in the top 20 best German footballers of all time,

Some critics say he would have won player of the tournament World Cup: 1934 but at the time in Italy, Italian leader Benito Mussolini used the hosting of the World Cup to promote nationalism and his National Fascist Party and there was controversy surrounding the favourable treatment of the Italian team and its players. His home team was Fortuna Düsseldorf, where he worked as trainer after the war. during his playing career Düsseldorf dominated the division through the 30's won the Westgerman Championship in 1931, the German Championship in 1933 and made losing appearances in the national final in 1936 (1:2 to 1. FC Nuremberg) and the final of the Tschammerpokal, predecessor of today's German Cup, in 1937. The club was relegated in 1942 but made a prompt return to the top flight the following season. The Paul-Janes-Stadion in Düsseldorf-Flingern is one of Grounds from Fortuna Düsseldorf (1930-1972 and 2002-Present. named after their famous son

Born: 10.03.1912, Küppersteg

Died: 12.06.1987. The Paul-Janes-stadium, in which Fortune Dusseldorf expedites until today a part of its home games, (the important games find in the mean time to be sure in the LTU arenas instead of), became to it benannt., Dusseldorf

1932 - 1942,71 country games, 7 gates. Therewith it is the record national players of the German of empire. From the 7.12.1941 to the 9.9.1970, it was record national player of the DFB, as long as no player before and after it, and became then of Uwe Seeler removed. Janes belonged to that team, that struck 1937 in Breslau Denmark with 8:0 and went in as a Breslau-eleven into the German soccer story. Largest sporting success: third place with the German national team in the soccer world championship 1934 in Italy.

It operated then the of the same name tavern in Bürrig (Ahrstraße) after the war.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fritz Szepan
Germany captain
Succeeded by
Fritz Walter

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