|Full name||Johann Erik Pesser|
|Date of birth||7 November 1911|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria-Hungary|
|Date of death||12 August 1986(aged 74)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Johann Erik Pesser (7 November 1911 – 12 August 1986) was an Austrian football striker and coach.
Career[change | change source]
From 1930 to 1942 Pesser played SK Rapid Vienna. During this time he played in 146 league matches and scored 44 goals. He played four games for the ÖFB Cup. Because Austria was occupied in 1938 by Nazi-Germany he played twelve games in the Tschammerpokal and in eleven final round games for the German championship.
International career[change | change source]
He played 8 caps and scored 3 goals for the Austria national football team. After the annexation of Austria by Germany, he earned 12 caps and scored 2 goals for the Germany national football team. He participated in the 1938 FIFA World Cup.  and later also managed the team, and also briefly managed the Austria national team.
Manager career[change | change source]
He had a successfull time as coach from 1945 to 1966 . Between 1945 and 1953 he was coach of SK Rapid Wien. He won four championships and one national and one Zentropacup. From 1953 to 1960 he was manager of Wiener Sport-Club. He won two championships. Then he was manager of of SK Admira Wien. During this time he won a championship and two national cups.
He was assistant coachfor the Austrian national team in the 1946/47 season (under Eduard Bauer), 1953/54 (under Walter Nausch) and 1957/58 (under Josef Argauer). During the 1954 World Cup he was assistant coach with Eduard Frühwirth under Walter Nausch.
Honours[change | change source]
as player[change | change source]
- Rapid Wien(4 x Austrian Champion 1935, 1938, 1940, 1941; German Cup 1938; German Champion 1941)
as coach[change | change source]
- Rapid Wien(1945-53: 4 x Austrian Champion, 1 x Austrian Cup, 1x Zentropacup)
- Wiener Sportklub (1953–1960: 2 x Austrian Champion)
- Admira (1 x Austrian Champion, 2 x Austrian Cup)
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