Despite not necessarily possessing the skills of some of his team-mates, Schaedler held many other attributes and brought some valuable steel to the Hibernian defence.
National team Scotland
Born in Biggar in 1949, Erich Schaedler played for Whitehill Welfare, Peebles Rovers, Melbourne and Stirling Albion before joining Hibs in 1969. Signed by Willie McFarlane who had previously managed the player at Stirling, the rugged super-fit left back quickly established himself as a number one choice at Easter Road. Serving Hibs faithfully for nine seasons, including the period under manager Eddie Turnbull, Schaedler was a firm crowd favourite mainly on behalf of his electric pace and energetic tackling.
Capped just the once, in a 2-1 defeat by West Germany in Frankfurt in March 1974 during the run up to Scotland's participation in that year's World Cup Finals, Schaedler moved to Dundee in exchange for Bobby Hutchison in 1977, but after four seasons at Dens park he returned to Easter Road at the start of the 1981-82 season, where he spent a further three years. Altogether, Schaedler played 293 league games for Hibs during both spells at Easter Road. Signed for Dumbarton in 1985.
Unfortunately, Erich died prematurely as a result of an accident a few years after retiring from the game.