Ernst Jordan

Ernst Jordan

Personal information

Date of birth
(1883-05-18)18 May 1883

Place of birth
Germany

Date of death
1948 (aged 64–65)

Playing position
Defender

Senior career*

Years
Team
Apps
(Gls)

Cricket Viktoria Magdeburg

National team

1908
Germany
1
(0)

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

Ernst Jordan (18 May 1883 – 1948), was a German football defender who played for Cricket Viktoria Magdeburg. He was also called “Langmeier” because he was quite tall (German: „lang”).
Jordan represented Germany in the team’s first ever international match against Switzerland in 1908.[1] Germany was going to play with the two defenders Walter Hempel and Heinrich Riso, but Riso was injured, and Jordan was chosen to play left back as his replacement. He scored an own-goal, the first own-goal scored against Germany, which gave Switzerland a 2–1 lead, and Switzerland won the match 5–3.[2]
From 1910 to 1914, he won the Gaumeisterschaft Mittelelbe as a team member of Cricket Viktoria Magdeburg five times running.[3]
Jordan was a painter.[2]
References[edit]

^ “Schweiz – Deutschland 5:3” [Switzerland 5–3 Germany]. IFFHS. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
^ a b Wittner, Andreas. “Länderspiel-Premiere 1908 – Der schwarze Tag von Basel”. Einestages. Spiegel Online. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
^ Wittner, Andreas. “Nationalspieler Ernst Jordan”. Einestages. Spiegel Online. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

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