The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 is going to start after 25 days. As we are coming close to FIFA World Cup 2018, the emotions are going out of control specially for those whose country is going to participate in FIFA 2018. Everyone has a favorite team in FIFA 2018 as well as has a favorite player. Many of the stars will not shine in the football ground after FIFA 2018. Schon was one of those stars who are stars in sky now but feels as they are in the grounds because their coaching left an ever lasting effect on football.

25 – On 21 June 1978, Germany faced Austria in Cordoba at the FIFA World Cup in Argentina. It was Helmut Schon’s 25th World Cup match in charge of the national side at his fourth World Cup – more than any other coach in the history of the competition.

His record makes for remarkable reading, with 16 wins, four defeats and five draws across four tournaments (the matches lost after extra-time in the 1966 World Cup Final and 1970 World Cup semi-final are counted as defeats). His 1966 campaign only ended in defeat to the hosts after a legendary match with an even more legendary goal at Wembley. His goal will always be remembered in the history of FIFA World Cup.

Schon, who passed away in February 1996, is remembered today as one of the most successful coaches in German football history and one of the greatest ever to grace the beautiful game. He was recognized for his achievements in 1974 with the Silver Laurel Leaf, presented by the West German president, and the Federal Cross of Merit. As if that was not enough, he was named an honorary member of the German Football Association (DFB) in 1980 and received the FIFA Order of Merit in 1984, while Deutsche Post marked what would have been his 100th birthday with a commemorative stamp of 1 September 2005. World could not give him as much he deserve, but no doubt, German govt tried best and we appreciate it.


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