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|Full name||Dietmar Constantini|
|Date of birth||30 May 1955|
|Place of birth||Innsbruck, Austria|
|FC Wacker Innsbruck
SPG Raika Innsbruck
FC Union Wels
|Rapid Wien (assistant)
Admira Wacker Mödling
1. FSV Mainz 05
Austria Wien (caretaker)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Career[change | edit source]
He started playing with FC Wacker Innsbruck. With the team he won two times the Austrian Championship. After one year with LASK Linz he went to Greece. This was his only time he spent with a squad from abroad. 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 U18 team and the amateur national team.
Coaching career[change | edit source]
His first experiences as coach he made in Saudi-Arabia and for SK Rapid Wien as assistance coach. Then he went to the ÖFB where he became coach of the U 21 national team and at the same time assistance coach with the national team. After the demission og head coach Alfred Riedl he did not became coach of the team, so he went on to different clubs in Austria and Germany. (FSV Mainz 05, LASK, Admira Wackerand FC Tirol Innsbruck.)
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. 2006/07 he was coach of FC Superfund Pasching.
Team coach[change | edit source]
On 4 March 2009 Constantini became coach of the Austrian national football team. In the 6 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.