Dietmar Constantini

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Didi Constantini
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Dietmar Constantini (2009)
Personal information
Full name Dietmar Constantini
Date of birth 30 May 1955 (1955-05-30) (age 59)
Place of birth Innsbruck, Austria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1979
1979–1980
1980–1981
1981–1982
1982–1984
1984–1985
1986–1987
FC Wacker Innsbruck
LASK Linz
SPG Raika Innsbruck
AO Kavala
FC Union Wels
Favoritner AC
Wiener Sport-Club
Teams managed
1989–1991
1991–1992
1991
1992
1992
1993
1993–1995
1995–1997
1997–1998
1999–2001
2001–2002
2003
2006
2006–2007
2008
2009–
Rapid Wien (assistant)
Austria U21
Austria (caretaker)
Austria (assistant)
Austria (caretaker)
Linzer ASK
Admira Wacker Mödling
Tirol Innsbruck
1. FSV Mainz 05
Austria (assistant)
Austria Wien (caretaker)
Kärnten (caretaker)
Pasching (caretaker)
Pasching
Austria Wien
Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dietmar "Didi" Constantini (born 30 May, 1955 in Innsbruck, Austria) is a former Austrian football player and coach.

Career[change | change source]

Constantini started playing with FC Wacker Innsbruck. With the team he won the Austrian Championship two times. After one year with LASK Linz, he went to Greece. This was the only time he spent with a squad from abroad. In 1982, he came back to Austria and played with different clubs from the first and second league. After his time with the Wiener Sportclub, he ended his career as player.

He played 198 league matches (5 goals, 2*Austrian football champion, 1 Austrian Cup). He played matches for the Austrian Under 18 team and the amateur national team.

Coaching career[change | change source]

His first experiences as coach was in Saudi-Arabia and for SK Rapid Wien as assistant coach. Then he went to the ÖFB where he became coach of the Under 21 national team and at the same time assistant coach with the national team. After the demotion of head coach Alfred Riedl he did not become coach of the team, so he went on to different clubs in Austria and Germany. (FSV Mainz 05, LASK, Admira Wackerand FC Tirol Innsbruck.)

In 1998, he started football camps for children so he could not became coach of a team. He was only caretaker for FK Austria Wien, FC Kärnten and manager of SV Austria Salzburg. He worked in the meantime as expert for the football broadcast of ATV and organized his camps. In 2006/07, he was coach of FC Superfund Pasching.

Team coach[change | change source]

On 4 March 2009, Constantini became coach of the Austrian national football team. In the six last qualification matches the team made 10 points but could not qualify for the 2010 World Cup. In September the contract was prolonged till 2012. Constantini had troubles with some players but he also gave young players a chance to play in the team (Aleksandar Dragović, Yasin Pehlivan, Julian Baumgartlinger or Jakob Jantscher).

After the first matches in the qualification for the EURO 2012 Austria is third in their group but it is likely that they can not qualify.