Friedhelm Konietzka , born on 2 August 1938 to Lunen and died on 12 March 2012 in Brunnen , is a football player and coach German naturalized Swiss in 1988 1 , 2 , 3 .
He is nicknamed Timo in reference to its resembles Marshal Soviet Semyon Timoshenko 3 .
Timo Konietzka became the first scorer in the Bundesliga in 1963, scoring a goal in the first day of the championship against Werder Bremen (2-3).
In 1967, he signed the contract with the Swiss club of the second division FC Winterthour , declining the offers of Inter Milan and Real Madrid . In 1971 he became a player-coach at FC Zurich with whom he won the Swiss Cup in 1972. After his playing career he worked from the 1973-74 season as a coach and manager, Borussia Dortmund , Bayer Uerdingen , FC Zurich and Grasshopper .
In February 2012, he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma . He then turns to the euthanasia organization Exit ( EXIT Vereinigung für Humanes Sterben Deutsche Schweiz ) located in Switzerland which he is a member since 2001. He died at his home after taking a barbiturate: sodium pentobarbital 3 , 4 .
Notes and references
- ↑ ” Konietzka, a German legend ” [ archive ] , on europe1.fr , (Accessed 19 November 2016 )
- ↑ ” Death of a pioneer in the Bundesliga ” [ archive ] , on fifa.com , (Accessed 19 November 2016 )
- ↑ a , b and c ( in ) David Childs, ” Timo Konietzka: Footballer andeuthanasia advocate ” [ archive ] , on independent.co.uk , (Accessed 19 November 2016 )
- ↑ ( de ) Von Sandro Brotz, ” Konietzkas Freitod führt zu Run auf Exit ” [ archive ] , on schweizamsonntag.ch , (accessed on 1 st April 2016 )