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Karl Zankl

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Karl Zankl (died 3 October 1945) was an Austrian football player and coach.

He played for Cricketer, Polizei SV and Wiener Sport-Club as midfielder. With Sport-Club he became Austrian champion in 1922 and cup winners in 1923. During the Second World War he was engaged in a resistance group against the Nazis. At the end of the war he tried to re-establish the Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB). He also formed a national football team and became the first coach of the post war era. He was the first president of the Vienna Football Association after the World War.