Almost lost recordThat a goal nowadays is still rejected by the VAR after a few minutes, hardly anyone is surprised anymore. That a goal is still taken from someone after 42 years (!) is rarely seen. It is exactly what happened in Germany. The now 63-year-old Dieter Schatzschneider, all-time top scorer in the Second Bundesliga, suddenly has one goal less.
Between 1978 and 1982, Schatzschneider rammed ball after ball between the posts for Hannover 96, the club he helped to a 4-2 win against Bremerhaven on 28 July 1979. Schatzschneider thought for 42 years he had made the 1-0 at the time, but the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) recently studied new footage from the NDR. It turned out that it was not Schatzschneider who scored, but that it was an own goal by Uwe Groothuis. And so the all-time top scorer of the Second Bundesliga is now no longer at 154 goals, but at 153 goals.
“They should fire everyone from the DFL. I am absolutely shocked. Do they have nothing else to do there but check past goals? I really hate that,” the German goalkeeper thief reacts to BILD. Schatzschneider’s record was already under pressure at the hands of Simon Terodde (149 goals), but now the Schalke 04 striker only needs four goals to equalize with the striker who, in addition to Hannover 96, also played for Schalke, among others. 04 and Hamburger SV played.
They should fire everyone from the DFL
Precisely because 33-year-old Terodde came so close to Schatzschneider’s record, the question was increasingly being asked whether the 154 goals was actually the official record. The DFL then went on to investigate and looked up match sheets, newspapers, magazines and footage. ,,It doesn’t really matter if I have 153 or 154 goals, because the record will soon be gone anyway. Simon Terodde has earned the record, he is a great striker,” Schatzschneider showed himself sportingly towards his successor.
Terodde also brought unctuous words to Schatzschneider: ,,Whether it’s 154 or 153 goals. Dieter’s career is not deteriorating. It’s still an incredible achievement that I have a lot of respect for.”
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