Austria National Team

Austria met its golden age in the first half 1930s under the legendary Austrian wonder team led by Matthias Sindelar who was existed as the best player in the World in related years. During war-time, Josef Bican produced a phenomenon record of scoring and became the best player in Europe at that period, is also the most prolific scorer in history of the game. Ernst Ocwirk and Gerhard Hanappi formed the great multi-functional midfield and was the best international midfield in the world during the first half 1950s. The last group of world-class players need to turn back to the late 1970s to early 1980s when Herbert Prohaska and Han Krankl indispensably led Austria. Ernst Happel is the greatest Austrian personality of all-time. His name is indicated in this gallery in great three status ( Player, Manager and Honourable of his name to stadium)


Austria




Location     :   Western-Central Europe
European Championship Participation : 1 Time (2008)
World Cup Participation :  7 Times (1934, 1954, 1958, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1998 )
Achievement  : 1936 Olympic Game Silver Medal
1954 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Most Caps  : Heinz Hermann (117 Games)         
Top Scorer : Anton Polster (44 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  Matthias Sindelar





All-Time Austrian Squad


1. Rudi Hiden

Date Of Birth :  9 March 1909
Position  :  Goalkeeper
Height   :  184 cm
Major Club  :  Wienner AC, RC Paris
Caps.  :  20 Games
World Cup Participation: None
Club Honours  : 1 Time French League
3 Time French Cup
International Honours  :   None 
Individual Achievement :  1999 IFFHS Austria Goalkeeper of The Century
Class   : Queen Bronze


2. Karl Sesta

Date Of Birth  :  4 February 1898
Position  :  Left-Back/Center-Back
Height  :  168 cm
Major Club  :  First Vienna
Caps   :  51 Games 
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours  :  2 Times Austria League
1931 Mitropa Cup
International Honours     :  None
Individual Achievement   :  None
Class   : Prince Gold


3. Ernst Happel

Date Of Birth  :  29 November 1925
Position  :  Sweeper
Height  :  177 cm
Major Club  :  Rapid Vienna
Caps  :  51 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958 ( Games)
Club Honours :  6 Time Austria Bundesliga
1 Time Austrian Cup, 1951 Mitropa Cup
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Third Place           
Individual Achievement :  Rapid Vienna Greatest Player Ever
Class   : Prince Gold


4. Bruno Pezzey

Date Of Birth  :  3 February 1955
Position :  Sweeper
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club :  Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen
Caps :  84 Games
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982 (5 Games)
Club Honours  :  4 Times Austria Bundesliga
2 Times Austrian Cup, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
1980 UEFA Cup
International Honours    :   None                     
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class   : Prince Gold

5. Ernst Ocwirk

Date Of Birth  :  7 March 1926
Position :  Box-To-Box Midfielder
Height  :  183 cm, Caps  : 62 Games
Major Club  :  Austria Wienna, Sampdoria
World Cup Participation  :  1954 (5 Games)
Club Honours  : 5 Times Austria Bundesliga
3 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours  : 1954 FIFA World Cup Third Place                         
Individual Achievement :  1951 Austrian Sportsman Of The Year
1954 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Sampdoria Greatest Player Ever
Class   : Queen Gold

6. Karl Koller

Date Of Birth  :  8 February 1929
Position : Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height  :  183 cm
Major Club  :  First Vienna
Caps   :  86 Games
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (8 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Austria Bundesliga
1 Time Austrian Cup
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Third Place                         
Individual Achievement :  None
Class   : Prince Gold


7. Gerhard Hanappi

Date Of Birth  : 16 February 1929
Position  : Left-Playmaker
Height : 169 cm, Caps :  93 Games (12 Goals)
Major Club  : Rapid Vienna
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (8 Games)
Club Honours  :  7 Austrian League
1 Austrian Cup, 1951 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  : 1954 FIFA  World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 
3 Times Austrian Footballer of The Year (1950, 1954, 1955)
1955 Austria Sportsman of The Year
Rapid Vienna Greatest Player Ever
Class   :  Queen Silver

8. Herbert Prohaska

Date Of Birth  :  8 August 1955
Position  :  Central Holding Midfielder
Height :  183 cm, Caps :  83 Games
Major Club  : Austria Wienna
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982 (11 Games)
Club Honours  : 7 Times Austria Bundesliga
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Italian Cup
4 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours  :   None                      
Individual Achievement  :   UEFA Jubilee Award (Austria)
4 Times Austria Footballer of The Year (1975,1984,1985,1988)
Class   : Queen Bronze

9. Josef Bican

Date Of Birth  :  25 September 1913
Height : 178 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club  :  Slavia Prague
Caps  :  34 Games (34 Goals) (Czechoslovakia and Austria)
World Cup Participation : 1934 (4 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record  :  749 Goals/ 482 Games
Club Honours  :  3 Times Austrian League
1 Times Czechoslovakian League, 1938 Mitropa Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : Czechoslovak League All-Time Most Top Scorers
1 Time Austrian League Top Scorer, 1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
5 Times European and World  League Top Scorer (1940 – 1944)
Czcehoslovak League All-Time Top Scorer
                                                   IFFHS Golden Ball The Greatest Goalscorer of The Century
                                                   Class   : Queen Gold

10. Matthias Sindelar 

Date Of Birth  :  10 February 1903
Height  : 175 cm, Position : Creative Forward
Major Club  : Austria Vienna, Caps  : 43 Games (27 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1934 (3 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record : Unavailable
Club Honours  : 1 Time Austrian League, 5 Times Austrian Cup
2 Times Mitropa Cup (1933, 1936)
International Honours  : 1932 Central European International Cup
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Mitropa Cup Top Scorer
Austria Vienna/Austrian League Greatest Player Ever
Austria Sportsman of The Century         
1999 IFFHS Austria Player of The Century
Class   : Queen Gold

11. Franz Binder 

Date Of Birth  : 1 December 1911
Height :   190 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club  :  Rapid Vienna
Caps : 28 Games (26 Goals) (Austria and Germany)
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Score Record  :  421 Goals/ 347 Games
Club Honours :  4 Times Austrian League, 1 Times Austrian Cup
2 Times German Gauliga, 1 Time German Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : Austrian League All-Time Most Top Scorer (6 Times)
3 Times Austrian Footballer of The Year (1946, 1947, 1949)
Class   : Queen Bronze
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12. Walter Zeman

Date Of Birth  :  11 May 1927
Position  : Goalkeeper
Height  :   182 cm
Major Club :   Rapid Vienna
Caps  :  41 Games 
World Cup Participation  : 1954 (1 Game)
Club Honours  :  8 Times Austria League
1 Time Austrian League
International Honours  : 1954 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1950 Austria Sportman of The Year
3 Times Austrian Footballer of The Year (1951, 1952, 1953)
Class   : Prince Gold

13. Robert Sara

Date Of Birth  :  9 June 1946
Position :  Right-Back
Height  :  173 cm
Major Club  :  Austria Vienna
Caps  :  55 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1978
Club Honours  :  8 Times Austrian Bundesliga
6 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours  :  None                        
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class   : Prince Silver


14. Josef Blum

Date Of Birth  :  4 February 1898
Position  :  Sweeper/Left-Back
Height  :  177 cm
Major Club  :  First Vienna
Caps  :  51 Games 
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours :   2 Times Austria League
1931 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class   : Prince Silver


15. Walter Nausch
Date Of Birth  :  5 February 1907
Position  : Box-To-Box Midfielder
Height  :  180 cm, Caps  :  39 Games
Major Club  :  Austria Vienna
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  :  6 Times Austrian League
2 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver



16. Josef Smistik

Date Of Birth  : 28 November 1905
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  : 183 cm, Caps :  39 Games
Major Club  :  Rapid Vienna
World Cup Participation : 1934 (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Austrian League
1 Time Austrian Cup, 1930 Mitropa Cup
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement : 1932 Central European International Cup
Class :  Prince Gold



17. Karl Zischek

Date Of Birth  :  28 August 1910
Position  :   Right-Winger
Height  :  171 cm
Major Club  :  Wacker Vienna
Caps  :  40 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1934 (4 Games)
Club Honours  :   6 Times Austrian League
2 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Silver


18. Anton Schall

Date Of Birth  :  22 June 1907
Position  :  Forward/ Left-Winger
Height  : 170 cm, Caps : 28 Games (27 Goals)
Major Club  :   Admira Wienna
World Cup Participation : 1934 (2 Games With 1 Goal)
Professional Scores Record : 231 Goals/ 285 Games
Club Honours : 7 Times Austria League
3 Times Austrian Cup, 1934 Mitropa Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1932 Central European International Cup
Individual Achievement  : 5 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Class   : Prince Gold

19. Andreas Herzog

Date Of Birth  :  10 September 1968
Position  :  Playmaker
Height  : 184 cm, Caps : 103 Games (26 Goals)
Major Club  : Rapid Vienna, Werder Bremen
World Cup Participation  : 1990, 1998 (6 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times Austria League
1 Time Bundesliga Champion, 2 Times DFB-Pokal
1996 UEFA Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  1992 Austrian Footballer of The Year
Class   : Prince Silver


20. Karl Decker

Date Of Birth  :  5 September 1921
Position  :  Deep-Lying Forward
Height  :  Unknown
Major Club  :  First Vienna
Caps  :  25 Games  (19 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : None
Professional Scores Record : 255 Goals/ 229 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Austrian League
1 Time Austrian League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Class   : Prince Gold


21. Anton Polster

Date Of Birth  :  10 March 1964
Height  :  188 cm, Position  :  Target Striker
Major Club  :  Austria Vienna, FC Koln
Caps  :  95 Games (44 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1990, 1998 (6 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record  : 318 Goals/ 564 Games
Club Honours  : 3 Times Austria League, 1 Time Austrian Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
1987 European Golden Shoe, 2 Times Austrian Footballer of The Year
1997 Austrian Sportsman of The Year
Class   : Prince Silver

22. Hans Krankl

Date Of Birth  :  14 February 1953
Height : 182 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Rapid Vienna, Caps  : 69 Games (34 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1978, 1982 (10 Games with 5 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 396 Goals/ 525 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Austria League
4 Times Austrian Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1979 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :   4 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
1 Time Spanish League Top Scorer
4 Times Austrian Footballer of the Year (1973,1974,1977,1982)
1978 European Golden Shoe, World League Top Scorer
Austrian League All-Time Most Goals In One Match
Austrian League All-Time Highest Scorer in a Single Season
Class   : Prince Gold



Manager


Ernest Happel

Year Of Birth :  29 November 1925
Major Team :  Feyenoord, Hamburg, Netherlands
Major Achievement :   2 Times Dutch Champions
3 Times Belgian League
2 Times Bundesliga Champions
2 Times Austrian League
2 Times Dutch Cup
1 Time Belgian Cup
1 Time Austrian Cup
1 Time DFB-Pokal
1970 Intercontinental Cup
1978 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Attacking
Class  :  King Gold



Conclusion of Squad

GK : Rudi Hiden, Walter Zeman
DF : Karl Sesta, Josef Blum, Bruno Pezzey, Ernst Happel, Robert Sara, Walter Nausch
MF :  Karl Koller, Josef Smistik,  Ernst Ocwirk, Herbert Prohaska, Gerhard Hanappi, Karl Zischek, Anton Schall, Karl Decker, Andreas Herzog
FW : Matthias Sindelar (Captain), Josef Bican, Anton Polster, Franz Binder, Hans Krankl
Player-Manager : Ernst Happel



Formation XI  (3-4-3)



Explanation of Squad


The team strategy is defensive deep-lying midfield with quick passing to forward-line. Hiden is a first choice keeper comfortably. Happel is a leader of defense as a role of sweeper. Bruno Pezzey and Karl Sesta who are set as semi-side-back in three defenders system. Hanappi and Koller are applied to play as a side-midfielder to respond defensive task. Ocwirk is a leader of midfield area, get himself in deeper area to destroy the game and also support attacking game as a box-to-box midfielder. Prohaska is to create the game as a deep-lying playmaker. Sindelar move withdrawn to link between midfield and forward area. Bican would run with his extreme fast speed on the left-forward to score goal while Binder is to fight opponent by his physical strength advantage and is  expected as a decisive finisher.

Ernest Happel Stadium




Opened  : 1931 (Renovated in 1986)
City   : Vienna
Capacity : 53,008 Seats
Field Dimensions : 105x68 m

Statistics

By Decade
By Class
By Club
1920s : 4
1930s : 8
1940s : 2
1950s : 5
1960s : -
1970s : 2
1980s : 2
1990s : 4
2000s : -

Queen : 7
Prince : 15


Rapid Vienna : 6
Austria Vienna : 6
First Vienna : 6
Grashopper Zurich : 4
Admira Wienna : 1
Wienner AC : 1
Tirol Innsbruck : 1



Major Reserved Group

Friedrich Gschweidl

Date Of Birth  : 13 December 1901
Position  : Deep-Lying Forward
Height  :  186 cm
Major Club :  First Vienna
Caps   :  44 Games (12 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours :  5 Times Austrian League
3 Times Austrian Cup, 1 Time DFB Pokal
1931 Mitropa Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver




Johann Horvath

Date Of Birth  : 20 May 1903
Height  : 168 cm, Position  : Attacking Midfielder
Major Club  :  Simmeringer, Rapid Vienna
Caps  :  46 Games (29 Goals)    
Olympic Games Participation  :  1934 (4 Games/2 Goals)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Austrian Championship
1 Time Austrian Championship, 2 Times Austrian Cup
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class :  Prince Silver

Erich Hof

Date Of Birth  : 3 August 1936
Position  :  Creative Forward
Height  : 176 cm
Major Club  :  Winner Sport Club
Caps  :  37 Games (28 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  None
Professional Scores Record : 222 Goals/ 307 Games
Club Honours  :  2 Times Austrian League
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement :  2 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver



Johann Studnicka


Date Of Birth  : 12 October 1883
Height  : 168 cm, Position  : Forward
Major Club  :  Wienner AC
Caps  :  28 Games (18 Goals)    
Olympic Games Participation  :  1912 (5 Games/2 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 90 Goals/122 Goals
Club Honours  :  4 Times Austrian Championship
1 Time Austrian Championship, 1 Time Austrian Cup
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times World's Best Striker Awards
Class :  Prince Silver


Ernst Stojaspal

Date Of Birth  : 14  January 1925
Position  : Forward
Height  : 170 cm
Major Club  :  Austria Vienna
Caps   :  32 Games (15 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  1954 (4 Games With 3 Goals)
Professional Scores Record : 301 Goals/ 368 Games
Club Honours  :  3 Times Austrian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  5 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver


Robert Dienst

Date Of Birth  : 1 March 1928
Height  : 183 cm, Position  : Target Striker
Major Club  :  Austria Vienna
Caps  :  27 Games (12 Goals)    
World Cup Participation  :  1954 (2 Games and No Goal)
Professional Scores Record : 307 Goals/ 284 Goals
Club Honours  :  6 Times Austrian League
1 Time Austrian Cup
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Austrian League Top Scorer
Austrian League All-Time Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Silver





Minor Reserved Group

Goalkeeper

Friedrich Koncilla 
Michael Konsel   

Defender

Willibald Schmaus
Erich Obermayer
Karl Rainer
Karl Stotz

Midfielder

Franz Hasil
Leopold Hofmann
Kurt Jara
Alfred K├Ârner

Forward

Walter Schachner
Theodor Wagner

Erich Probst     
Franz Wiselik


The Greatest Austrian Footballers of All-Time

1. Matthias Sindelar
2. Ernest Ocwirk
3. Josef Bican
4. Gerhard Hanappi
5. Anton Schall
6. Franz Binder 
7. Josef Smistik
8. Herbert Prohaska
9. Karl Decker
10. Hans Krankl

11 comments:

  1. hello friend what his squad mounted with the leanest players in history as Sindelar eg

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    1. Sorry I'm not quite understand your sentence, could you repeat again ?

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  2. Yes I repeat, in xtratime you assembled a team with only fat, you also set up a team with only meager as Sindelar?

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    1. I see. Two thinnest strikers would be from the amateur era likes Alcantara and Freidenreich. Right-Winger would be Mcmanaman easily. AM is Socrates. DM is Jose Leandro Andrade. Side-Back is probably Marzolini on the left and Carlos Sosa on the right. Goalkeeper is probably Van Der Sar ? I still not find left-winger (There should be slimmer player than Di Maria at least) and two center-backs which is always required strong body so it must be difficult commonly.

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  3. Yes good team as usual, quarterbacks are really hard to do that by being naturally are more muscular

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  4. Anonymous24/4/15

    Where is Studnicka?

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    1. As I read the article, he is surely one of the great Austrian football personalities as a co-founder of Danubian style of play, was one of the most outstanding figures in the history of Austrian football. He was the first most-capped player and at the same time even scorer in his country and was awarded posthumously twice the ceremony of World striker.

      Thanks. I'm OK to create his profile.

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    2. He will be also added in the era world positional ranking.

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  5. Anonymous25/4/15

    thanks!

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  6. Anonymous5/2/16

    I think we could consider Alaba. I've create Austra AS in pes with alaba. What do you think about him?

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    1. He is too young for now. If no accident, he should be named in the first XI in the future.

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