Maximilian Morlock was a German footballer active in the 1950s and early 1960s. In his time with the West German national team, he earned 26 caps and scored 21 goals. His position was that of an inside right forward. In his youth he learned to play football at Eintracht Nürnberg. In 1940 he became a member of the then famous 1. FC Nürnberg, debuting in the first team on 30 November 1941. Until 1964 he appeared more than 900 times in the first team of the so-called Club and scored about 700 goals. In 1948 and 1961 he led the team to German championships, in 1962 to the German Cup. 38 years old he even appeared 21 times in the founding season of the German Bundesliga. He also was top scorer of the Oberliga Süd in 1950–51 and 1951–52. His first cap for the national team was in 1950, when he played instead of the injured Fritz Walter. He was a member of the West German team that won their first World Cup in 1954.
About Max Morlock
German forward who scored 21 goals for the West Germany national team from 1950 to 1958. He was voted German Footballer of the Year in 1961 by the Association of German Sports Journalists.
He began his professional career with FC Nuremberg in 1940.
He scored 286 goals in his 451-game career with Oberliga Sud.
His son, Franz Morlock, also played soccer professionally.
He and Pele both starred in the 1958 World Cup tournament.
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- Sportspeople from Nuremberg
- Footballers from Bavaria
- 1. FC Nürnberg players
- FIFA World Cup-winning players
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