Karl Sesta

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Karl Sesta
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-03-18)18 March 1906
Place of birth Simmering, Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 12 July 1974(1974-07-12) (aged 68)
Place of death Hainburg an der Donau, Austria
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1919–1924 Vorwärts XI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924–1927 1. Simmeringer SC
1927–1928 FK Teplice
1928–1934 Wiener AC
1934–1943 FK Austria Wien
LSV Markersdorf an der Pielach
1945–1946 First Vienna FC
SPC Helfort Wien
National team
1932–1945 Austria 44 (1)
1941–1942 Germany 3 (0)
Teams managed
1952–1953 BC Augsburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Sesta (18 March 1906 – 12 July 1974) was a footballer . He represented as defender both the Austrian and German national sides.[1]

Club career[change | change source]

The trained blacksmith Sesta began his football career in 1919 in Simmering at Vorwärts XI. He then played for the clubs SC Simmering, Teplitzer FK (1927), WAC (from 1928), where he won his first title in 1931 by winning the Austrian Cup. 1934 he went to Austria Wien. His greatest success with Austria was winning the Mitropapokal 1936, the forerunner of today's European Cup. Sesta won the Cup twice more in 1935 and 1936, but he was denied a championship title.

International career[change | change source]

He made his debut for Austria in May 1932 against Czechoslovakia. He participated at the 1934 FIFA World Cup.[2] He earned 44 caps for Austria, scoring one goal.[3]

After the annexation of Austrian through Germany, he played three international matches for the German selection in 1941 and 1942. After the Second World War he played Austria's first two games on August 19 and 20, 1945 against Hungary.

Manager career[change | change source]

After the end of his playing career he worked as a coach at home and abroad (among others at the Wiener Sport-Club, Wiener AC, SK Vorwärts Steyr, Austria Salzburg and BC Augsburg).

Honours[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  2. "Record at FIFA Tournaments". FIFA. Archived from the original on August 30, 2011. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
  3. Appearances for Austrian National Team - RSSSF