Ernst Happel

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Ernst Happel
Ernst Happel 1978b.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ernst Franz Hermann Happel
Date of birth 29 November 1925(1925-11-29)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 14 November 1992(1992-11-14) (aged 66)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942-1954
1955-1956
1956-1959
Rapid Wien
RC Paris
Rapid Wien
National team
1947-1958 Austria
Teams managed
1962-1968
1968-1973
1973-1975
1975-1978
1978
1979
1979-1981
1981-1987
1987-1991
1991-1992
Den Haag
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Sevilla
Brugge
Netherlands
Harelbeke
Standard Liège
Hamburg
Swarovski Tirol
Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernst Franz Hermann Happel (29 November 192514 November 1992) was a former Austrian football player and football coach. He has played for SK Rapid Wien, RC Paris and the Austria national team.

Club career[change | change source]

Happel started professionally at the age of 17 with SK Rapid Wien as defender. He played only from 1955 till 1956 for another club. In 1999 he was elected for Rapids team of the century.

International[change | change source]

He made his first match for Austria in September 1947 against Hungary and was member of the squad for the 1954 World Cup in Switzerlandand and the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.His last match was in September 1958 against Yugoslavia. He played 51 times in the team and shot 5 goals.

Honours[change | change source]

As a player[change | change source]

As a coach[change | change source]

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Austria League
1942/43 Rapid Wien Gauliga Donau-Alpenland 3 0
1943/44 11 0
1944/45 0 0
1945/46 Championship 6 0
1946/47 16 0
1947/48 15 0
1948/49 13 1
1949/50 21 0
1950/51 24 1
1951/52 21 1
1952/53 24 2
1953/54 21 3
1954/55 2 0
France League
1954/55 RC Paris Division 1 14 2
1955/56 28 7
Austria League
1956/57 Rapid Wien Championship 18 3
1957/58 26 7
1958/59 19 7
Country Austria 240 25
France 42 9
Total 282 34

International career statistics[change | change source]

[2]

Austria national team
Year Apps Goals
1947 3 0
1948 6 0
1949 6 0
1950 7 0
1951 6 0
1952 5 0
1953 3 2
1954 7 1
1955 0 0
1956 0 0
1957 4 1
1958 4 1
Total 51 5

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