Gustav Wieser

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Gustav Wieser
Personal information
Date of birth 14 June 1898
Date of death 1960
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1921 SK Rapid Wien 82 (62)
1921–1923 Würzburger Kickers
1923–1927 Wiener Amateur SV
National team
1916–1926 Austria 27 (12)
Teams managed
1927–1928 Eintracht Frankfurt
1928–1929 FC Schalke 04
TuS Bremerhaven
Jeunesse Esch
1933–1934 Legia Warsaw
1934–1935 Ruch Chorzów
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gustav Wieser (24 June 1898 – 1960) was an Austrian footballer. He played as forward for Rapid Wien, Würzburger Kickers and Wiener Amateur SV and the Austrian national football team. After his career he was a successful coach in Germany and Poland.

Career[change | change source]

He started his career with SK Rapid Wien in 1915. With the team he was Austrian champion five times until 1921 and also won the first two Austrian cup competitions.[1] After the success at Rapid, Gustav Wieser went to the Würzburger Kickers in 1921, but returned to Vienna in 1923 and now played for Rapids rivals, Wiener Amateur SV.

With Amateur SV he won the championship in 1924, a year later the cup and in 1926 the double. In each of these three seasons, Gustav Wieser was crowned Austria's top scorer.

National team[change | change source]

He debuted on 7 May 1916 in a 3-1 win versus Hungary. Till 1921 he played 9 matches. During his time in Germany he was not allowed to play in the team. As a player for the Amateur SV, Wieser played a total of 18 international matches. His last match was versus France in 1926. He played a total of 27 matches for Austria and scored 12 goals. [2]

Manager career[change | change source]

After his active career Gustav Wieser worked as a coach. In 1927 he was coach of Eintracht Frankfurt , supported by a fitness trainer and a doctor, which was unusual at the time. 1928 he became coach of FC Schalke 04.

After working in Germany, Gustav Wieser first went to Czechoslovakia, where he was again an active player at Teplitzer FK and then to Poland. He coached Legia Warsaw from October 1933 to September 1934. Then he spent the next two years in Chorzów, where he won the Polish championship with Ruch Chorzów in 1934 and 1935. He then worked as a coach in Luxembourg.

After the end of the Second World War he went back to Germany and coached Bremerhaven 93. His commitment ended there in the spring 1950 when his team was accused of corruption after a defeat in Göttingen. He distanced himself from the events and gave up his coaching position.

Honours[change | change source]

as player:

  • 27 matches and 12 goals for the Austrian national football team

as manager

  • 2 × Polish champion: 1934, 1935

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