Gottfried Fuchs

Fuchs, third from left, back row; Townley extreme right, back row.

Karlsruher FV 1910

Fuchs scores for KFV against Phoenix Karlsruhe, he's in the goal with the ball- look at the construction of the goals!

Germany 1912

                                                           Gottfried Fuchs in action

Gottfried Fuchs' place in football history was assured when, on July 1st 1912 he scored ten goals in an Olympic consolation match against Russia. It remains both Germany's biggest win and Russia's heaviest defeat.
Fuchs was Jewish (as were a number of his Karlsruher FV teammates), and in the 1930's he left Germany to settle in Canada.
Karlsruher FV were formed in 1891, and during the first decade of the 20th century they enjoyed great success. They were South Germany Champions in 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1910, 1911 and 1912, runners up in the German National Champioships of 1905 and 1912, and German National champions in 1910. They won the championship under English coach Billy Townley.