Karl Stotz

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Personal information
Full name Karl Stotz
Date of birth (1927-03-27)27 March 1927
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 4 April 2017(2017-04-04) (aged 90)
Place of death Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 FC Wien 63 (8)
1951–1963 Austria Wien 299 (22)
Total 362 (30)
National team
1950–1962 Austria 42 (1)
Teams managed
1972 Austria Wien
1976–1977 Austria Wien
1978–1981 Austria
1987 Austria Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Stotz (27 March 1927 – 4 April 2017) was an Austrian football player and manager. He played as defender mainly for FK Austria Wien and the Austrian national football team. Stotz played in the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World cup.

Club career[change | change source]

Stotz was soldier in the Second world war. After his return to Austria he played three years for FC Wien before joining Austria Wien in 1951. With Austria Wien he became champion in 1953, 1961, 1962 and 1963 and won the Austrian Cup in 1960, 1962 and 1963. He played 299 matches and scored 22 goals for Austria Wien. In 2001, he was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century.

International career[change | change source]

He made his debut for Austria in March 1950 friendly match against Switzerland . He played at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.[1] He played 42 matches and scored one goal.[2] His final international was a September 1962 friendly match against Czechoslovakia.

Managing career[change | change source]

After his active time, Karl Stotz worked for the Viennese office machine company "Tonko" .1970 he returned to Austria Wien. 1976/77 he was head coach of the first team team and won the championship and one season later the ÖFB Cup. 1978 he became manager of the Austria national team . He led to the 1982 FIFA World Cup but was sacked just before the tournament.

Stotz died on 4 April 2017 in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, aged 90.[3][4]

Honours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  2. Appearances for Austrian National Team - RSSSF
  3. "Österreichs Fußball trauert um Karl Stotz". Die Presse (in German). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. "Österreich: Ex-Nationaltrainer Stotz verstorben". Spox.com (in German). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.

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