Dynamo Dresden mourns the loss of its long-time player and youth coach Wolfgang Haustein. The two-time East German champion died on Thursday at the age of 80.
“It’s news that hurts us a lot and makes us extremely sad,” said Dynamo Dresden President Holger Scholze. As the black and yellow announced, Wolfgang Haustein died on Thursday (4 August) at the age of 80.
315 games, two championship titles, one FDGB cup
Born in Marienberg, he moved from Aufbau Klingenthal to Dresden in 1959. Two years later he made it into the first team. By 1973, the defender completed 315 competitive games for the black and yellow. Under coach Walter Fritzsch, Haustein won the double of Oberliga championship and FDGB cup with the SGD in 1971. After winning the GDR championship two years later, he ended his active career at the age of 31.
Haustein then became a youth coach at Dynamo and sat between 1986 and 1988 as an assistant coach alongside Eduard Geyer on the bench of the Oberliga team. “The sports community loses a very special athlete and person. Our thoughts are with all those who were particularly close to Wolfgang Haustein,” added President Scholze.