Josef Hassmann

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Josef Hassmann
Personal information
Date of birth (1910-05-21)21 May 1910
Place of birth Austria-Hungary
Date of death 1 November 1969(1969-11-01) (aged 59)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1931 SK Admira Wien
1931–1937 FC Wien 108 (33)
1937–1941 SV Straßenbahn
1941–1943 SK Rapid Wien 5 (0)
1945 SV Straßenbahn
National team
1934–1935 Austria 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Josef Hassmann (21 May 1910 – 1 November 1969) was an Austrian football forward . He played for Austria in the 1934 FIFA World Cup.[1] He also played for SK Admira Wien, FC Wien, SV Straßenbahn, and SK Rapid Wien.

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Josef Hassmann began his career as a teenager at Admira but switched to FC Wien in 1931, then called FC Nicholson. Although the striker was not able to play for the title with the favorites, he recommended himself to the national team with good performances under Hugo Meisl. The striker was called up for the 1934 World Cup in Italy, where Austria reached the semi-finals. Josef Hassmann was not used. He finally made his team debut on 11 November 1934 in a 3-0 win over Switzerland. He only played one more international match, against Czechoslovakia in 1935. In 1937 Josef Hassmann finally left FC Vienna and played for Straßenbahn and SK Rapid. In 1945 his career ended.

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