Herbert Rettensteiner

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Herbert Rettensteiner
Personal information
Full name Herbert Rettensteiner
Date of birth (1946-08-26) 26 August 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Schwarzach im Pongau, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
SV Lend
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967 - 1972
1972 - 1975
1975 - 1982
SK Bischofshofen
FC Wacker Innsbruck
SV Austria Salzburg
National team
1970-1974 Austria
Teams managed
 ?- 2005
SV Grödig
SV Austria Salzburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Herbert Rettensteiner (born 26 August 1946 in Schwarzach, Austria) was an Austrian football goalkeeper. He also played for the Austrian national football team.

Career[change | change source]

He started playing with his local club SV Lend. In 1967 he went to SK Bischofshofen and played with them in the second league. His next team was FC Wacker Innsbruck in the Nationalliga (then first league in Austria). In Innsbruck the club joined with Wattens and Wacker Innsbruck and formed SSW Innsbruck.

The goalkeeper of Wattens, Friedl Koncilia, often played instead of him so Rettensteiner, after the second title with Innsbruck, went to SK VOEST Linz. In 1975 he went on to SV Austria Salzburg, where he played in the first and second division until 1982.

In his time with Salzburg he scored two penalty goals. After the end of his professional career he became part of the coaching team of SV Austria Salzburg and was coach of SV Grödig.

International[change | change source]

He played his first match for the national football team on 12 April 1970 against CSSR when he came on in the second half. He played his last international match in 1974.

Honours[change | change source]

  • Austrian Cup:1970 (Innsbruck)
  • Austrian Champion:1970/71; 1971/72(Innsbruck) ; 1973/74 (SK VOEST Linz)
  • 15 matches for the Austrian national football team