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Johann Walzhofer

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Johann Walzhofer
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-03-23)23 March 1906
Place of birth Harburg an der Elbe, Deutschland
Date of death 11 March 1970(1970-03-11) (aged 63)
Place of death Korneuburg, Austria
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922 - 1926 Jedlersdorfer SC
1926 Floridsdorfer AC
07/1926-12/1926 SK Rapid Wien
1/1926 - 6/1929 Wiener AC
7/1929- 1944 SC Wacker Wien
National team
1927-1934 Austria 5 (0)
Teams managed
1937 SC Wacker Wien
playing manager
1947- 1953 SK Admira Wien
SC Gaswerk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Johann Walzhofer (23 March 1906 - 1 March 1970 ) was an Austrian football forward. He played for different clubs in Vienna and the Austrian national football team. After his retirement he was also football coach.

Career[change | change source]

He started 1922 with Jedlersdorfer SC. In 1926 he went on to Floridsdorfer AC where he played in spring his first match in the highest league. At the beginning of the 1926/27 season he joined SK Rapid but he did not get a chance in the fighting team. So he went on to Wiener AC. 1927/28 he was top scorer of the team. 1928 they reached the Cupfinal. They lost 2-1 to SK Admira Wien. 1929 he went to Wacker Wien where he stayed till 1944.

During his career, Walzhofer was denied a title at club level. With a total of 178 championship goals he is still one of the 20 most successful goalscorers in the history of Austrian football.

National team[change | change source]

He made his debut for the national team on 6 November 1927 in a 0-1 loss [1]against Italy. After two more games in 1928 there was a longer break. Walzhofer was part of the squad sent to 1934 FIFA World Cup in Italy. He did not play in the tournament The striker played his fifth and last game for Austria on 11 November 1934 against Switzerland.[2]

Manager career[change | change source]

From January to September 1937, in addition to his playing activities, Walzhofer also worked as a coach at SC Wacker. From 1947 till 1953 he was coach of SK Admira Wien. He was then a coach at SC Gaswerk before retiring from football in 1957.

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