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Gerhard Rodax

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Gerhard Rodax
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-08-29)29 August 1965
Place of birth Tattendorf, Austria
Date of death 16 November 2022(2022-11-16) (aged 57)
Place of death near Traiskirchen, Austria
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1990 Admira Wacker 192 (85)
1990–1991 Atlético de Madrid 27 (9)
1992–1993 Rapid Wien 43 (12)
1995–1996 Admira Wacker 11 (0)
Total 273 (106)
National team
1985–1991 Austria 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gerhard Rodax (29 August 1965 – 16 November 2022) was an Austrian professional footballer. He played as a striker. Most of the league matches he played for Admira/Wacker. He also played for the Austrian national football team and played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[change | change source]

Rodax was born in Tattendorf. He started his professional career at Admira Wacker and stayed with them for seven years. In 1990 he became Austrian Football Bundesliga top goalscorer. Then he went to the Spanish side Atlético Madrid. After one season he returned to Austria and played for Rapid Wien . With 28 years of age he finished his career in 1993. In the 1995–96 season he made a short comeback at Admira.

International career[change | change source]

Rodax made his debut for Austria on 16 October 1985 versus Yugoslavia. His last match was on 1 May 1991 versus Sweden.[1] For Austria he played at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where he scored in the 2–1 win over the USA in Florence.[2] Rodax played 20 international matches. There he scored three goals.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Rodax died near Traiskirchen on 16 November 2022, at the age of 57.[4]

Honours[change | change source]

Atlético Madrid


Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.oefb.at Profile Gerhard Rodax
  2. Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  3. Gerhard Rodax at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. "Ex-Nationalspieler Gerhard Rodax gestorben" [Former international Gerhard Rodax has died]. Der Standard (in German). 17 November 2022. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  5. "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". www.oberliga-a.at. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2008.