1957 cup hero passes away at 85
Thu, 16/07/20, 17:40
FC Bayern mourns the loss of Rudi Jobst
FC Bayern mourns the death of Rudolf Jobst, who died on Wednesday in Munich at the age of 85. Jobst wrote himself into the club's history books when he sensationally scored the winner in a 1-0 victory against the-then cup favourites Fortuna Düsseldorf in the DFB Cup final at the Rosenaustadion in Augsburg, on 29 December 1957. For FC Bayern, this goal marked their very first DFB Cup triumph and their second major national success after the German league title in 1932.
FCB President Herbert Hainer: "With Rudi Jobst, FC Bayern loses a person who will be forever linked to the successes of the club in the 1950s. The pictures from the snowstorm in Augsburg will always remain in our fans' memories. We are united in mourning with his relatives. Rudi Jobst will never be forgotten at FC Bayern.
Born in Passau, Rudi Jobst arrived at FC Bayern in 1955 from 1. FC Passau. Until 1959, he played a total of 48 league games for the "Reds" in the Second and the First Division South, scoring 29 goals. Due to a knee injury he had to end his career early. Sepp Herberger, the Germany national coach at the time, praised Jobst's cup final performance from the stands of Augsburg's Rosenaustadion with the following words: "I saw him play the match, he delivered an outstanding performance. Jobst was the Bayern team' s playmaker." He had already scored in the semi-finals, with the important goal to make it 2-1 in extra time in the 3-1 win over 1. FC Saarbrücken. In March, Jobst had celebrated his 85th birthday.