Richard Kress

Richard Kress
Personal information
Full name Richard Kress
Date of birth 6 March 1925
Place of birth Niesig (today part of Fulda), Germany
Date of death 30 March 1996(1996-03-30) (aged 71)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1953 FV Horas
1953–1964 Eintracht Frankfurt 291 (70)
National team
1954–1961 Germany 9 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Kress (alternative writing Richard Kreß) (6 March 1925 – 30 March 1996) was a German footballer.[1]

He played for Eintracht Frankfurt from 1953 until 1964 as a typical right winger and won the German championship in 1959 and played the European Cup final in 1960 which was lost to Real Madrid 3–7 on 18 May at Hampden Park in Glasgow in front of 135,000 spectators, Kress scored the first goal of the match.

Kress also worked in a chemist's shop with his wife in Frankfurt. He could be regularly met on his way to the Eintracht training facility in Riederwald on line 18.

He was capped nine times for Germany between 1954 and 1961 contributing two goals.

Kress still is the oldest player to give his debut in the Bundesliga.


  1. "Kress, Richard" (in German). Retrieved 23 March 2012.

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