Sport legends. From Riesa.

Gernot Weser

Gernot Weser began his athletic career as a motorcycle racer with MC Pneumant Riesa in 1959. Gernot Weser still drives today, but what he really loves are antique motorcycles. He was the German Master of the German Democratic Republic eight times in the 50 ccm class from 1975-1982 and he was a master for the first time in 1973. Gernot Weser won the race at the Sachsenring Race Track a total of five times in his career (three times in a row) as well as five times in Schleiz. Gernot Weser was born in Riesa and he ended his active career in 1983 at the international race in Horice in the Czech Republic, although he still is active in the Veteran Vehicle Club in historical racing. Gernot Weser lives in Riesa and works as an independent master locksmith. He is married and has two children.

Willi Arlt

Willi Arlt was the first German national player from Riesa. He was born in Bobersen on October 27, 1919 and was seen as an awesome forwarder when he played for Riesaer SV (RSV) from 1936-1942. He made it possible for Riesa to move up to the Saxon District League. When he debuted, Willi Arlt and the RSV were in 4th place. When he was 19, he was called to the representative district team for Saxony for the first time to play 13 times for the representative team between 1938 and 1940. Even national trainer Sepp Herberger noticed him so that he was called to the national team as the outside left for the first time on September 25, 1938. Willi Arlt played his first official game on January 29, 1939 against
Belgium in Brussels and was used eleven times in the national team and scored twice. His impressive career came to an abrupt end because of the Second World War when he was captured by the Soviets. He became a prisoner of war and died just before his scheduled return home on July 27, 1947.

Ulf Kirsten

Ulf Kirsten is thought of as the best German goal scorer of the 80s and 90s. He began his career with Chemie and Stahl Riesa, afterwards he was an indispensible member of Dynamo Dresden’s team. His greatest success was being in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in the 1988/89 season. He was named footballer of the year in 1990 and in the same year he made it into the 1st German national football league when he changed to Bayer Leverkusen. Leverkusen won the DFB trophy in 1993 when Kirsten scored.
Ulf Kirsten is in the 5th place of the eternal list of goal scorers of the German national league with his 182 goals in the German national league. He played 51 international matches on the national team for the Federal Republic of Germany scoring 20 times. Today he is training the second team of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and takes care of his own foundation for up-and-coming talents for his home club Dynamo Dresden.