Franz Weselik

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Franz Weselik
Franz Weselik in 1932
Personal information
Date of birth (1903-04-20)20 April 1903
Date of death 15 March 1962(1962-03-15) (aged 58)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1923 Blue Star Wien
1923–1934 SK Rapid Wien 175 (160)
1934–1937 FC Mulhouse 60 (36)
1937–1938 Jönköpings Södra IF
1938 SC Red Star Wien
National team
1928–1933 Austria 11 (13)
Teams managed
1934–1935 FC Mulhouse
1937–1938 Jönköpings Södra IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franz Weselik (20 April 1903 – 15 March 1962) was a former Austrian football player and coach. He played as forward mainly for SK Rapid Wien. He also played for the Austrian national football team.

Career[change | change source]

Weselik began his career in 1919 at Blue Star Wien and joined SK Rapid Wien in 1923. In 1927 he celebrated his first major success with the team by winning the Vienna Cup. In 1929 and 1930 he won the Austrian championship title with Rapid and won the Mitropacup. The year 1930 was the most successful for the striker. He scored 24 goals in 20 championship games and was Austria's top scorer.

In 1934 Weselik signed a contract as a player-coach at FC Mulhouse. Franz Weselik was the third-best league goalscorer of the 1934/35 season with 24 goals. The team finished 6th. After two years he went to Jönköping for a season as coach. In 1938 he returned to Austria. He played for SC Red Star Vienna and then ended his active career.

Weselik was member of the NSDAP. He applied for membership in the NSDAP on February 10, 1940 and was admitted on January 1, 1941 (membership number 8,471,374).[1]

International career[change | change source]

He made his debut for Austria on 6 May 1928 against Hungary and scored 3 goals in the away match. He earned 11 caps, scoring 13 goals.[2] His final international was an April 1933 match, also against Hungary.

Honours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jakob Rosenberger, Georg Spitaler: Grün-Weiss unterm Hakenkreuz. Der Sportklub Rapid im Nationalsozialismus. Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes, Wien 2011, S. 299.
  2. Appearances for Austrian National Team - RSSSF
  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.

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