Jürgen Werner (footballer, born 1961)

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Jürgen Werner
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-12-03) 3 December 1961 (age 62)
Place of birth Wels, Austria
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Eintracht Wels
1980–1988 VÖEST Linz 192 (30)
1988–1989 Sturm Graz 18 (3)
1989–1991 VÖEST Linz
1991–1992 FC Stahl Linz 31 (2)
1992–1998 Eintracht Wels
1998–1999 Union Weißkirchen
1999–2000 Neuhofen/Krems
2000–2001 Union Wels
2001–2003 Neuhofen/Krems
2003–2004 ASKÖ Schwertberg
National team
1986–1988 Austria 11 (0)
Teams managed
1993 FC Stahl Linz
1996 FC Linz (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jürgen Werner (born 3 December 1961 in Wels) is a former Austrian football player. After his active career he worked as a football manager and players' agent. He is sports director of FK Austria Wien.

Career[change | change source]

Jürgen Werner came to SK VOEST Linz via SK Eintracht Wels. After the relegation Jürgen Werner went to SK Sturm Graz in Styria. In 1989 he went back to Linz. As a player Jürgen Werner I then returned to SK Eintracht Wels in 1992. Then he played in lower classes till the end of his career. As manager he led FC Linz until the merger in 1997 and then announced that he would not take part in the newly merged club.

In 1998 Werner founded the Stars & Friends player agency. He himself worked there as a player consultant. After selling his shares in 2019 he acts as Vice President of the Austrian Bundesliga club LASK. He was accused of incompatible parallel activities. So he was banned from working for 12 months.[1] In February 2023 Werner was presented as the new sports director of FK Austria Wien AG.[2]

International[change | change source]

He debuted on 10 September.1986 for the Austrian national football team in a 4-0 away loss versus Romania. His last match was on 17 May 1988 in a 4-0 home win versus Hungary.[3] He played in 11 matches for Austria.

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