Josef Schediwy

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Josef Schediwy
Personal information
Date of birth (1882-12-07)7 December 1882
Date of death (1915-09-14)14 September 1915
Place of death Tashkent, Russian Empire
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1901-1914 SK Rapid Wien 8 (3)
National team
1903-1909 Austria 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Josef Schediwy ( 7 December 1882 - 14 September 1915 in Tashkent) [1]was an Austrian football player. He played for SK Rapid Wien and the Austrian national football team.

Career[change | change source]

With Rapid he won the first Austrian championship in 1911/12. Schediwy was one of the older players at this time and was rarely used. He still contributed three goals in three games in this season to help Rapid win their first championship title. Schediwy was able to defend the title with the team and played two games in the championship. In the 1913/14 season he played his matches for the Rapid and reached second place.

International[change | change source]

He played his first match for the Austrian national football team on 11 October 1903 versus Hungary.[2] His last match was on 1 June 1909 versus England.[3]

Death[change | change source]

On 14 September 1915, Josef Schediwy died as a Russian prisoner of war in Tashkent.

Honours[change | change source]

2x Austrian champion: 1912, 1913

References[change | change source]

  1. Rapid Archiv
  2. The game was originally played as a city game (official Name of the Austrian team: Team of the Football Union) and only recognized as an international game years later.
  3. ÖFB players profil