|Full name||Gerhard Hanappi|
|Date of birth||16 February 1929|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Date of death||23 August 1980(aged 51)|
|Place of death||Vienna, Austria|
|Height||169 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|1942–1947||SC Wacker Wien|
|1947–1950||SC Wacker Wien||72||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Club career[change | change source]
Hanappi started his career as midfielder at SC Wacker Wien. He debuted in the highest league in 1947. Then he went to Rapid Vienna where he played from 1950 till 1965. In this time Rapid won Austrian Championship title 7 times. He was captain of Rapid forseven years. In 1999 he was choosen in Rapid's Team of the Century..
International career[change | change source]
He made his debut for Austria at only 19 years in November 1948 against Sweden With the Austrian team heplayed at 1954 World Cup in Switzerland and at the 1958 World Cup. From 1955 on he was also captain of the national team.
Personal life[change | change source]
After his football career Hanappi worked as an architect. He planned the Weststadion in Vienna. After his death the stadium was renamed to Gerhard Hanappi Stadium. He died of cancer in 1980, aged only 51.
Honours[change | change source]
Club[change | change source]
- Austrian Football Bundesliga (7):
- 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1964
- Austrian Cup (1):
- Mitropa Cup (1):