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Matthias Kaburek

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Matthias Kaburek
Personal information
Date of birth (1911-02-09)9 February 1911
Place of birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 17 February 1976(1976-02-17) (aged 65)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1928 Vienna CFC
1928–1936 Rapid Wien 121 (100)
1936–1937 FC Metz 21 (14)
1937–1938 USB Longwy
1939–1945 Rapid Wien 37 (38)
National team
1934–1935 Austria 4 (2)
1939 Germany 1 (0)
Teams managed
1947 FC Brno
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Matthias Kaburek (9 February 1911 – 17 February 1976) was an Austrian football player. He played as a forward mainly for SK Rapid Wien. With the Austrian national football team he played in the 1934 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[change | change source]

Kaburek started his career with the Vienna Cricket and Football-Club. In 1928 he went to SK Rapid Wien.Then he played for FC Metz (1936/37) and USB Longwy (1937/38) in the French league sides Metz,[1] alongside compatriot and fellow World Cup player Franz Cisar. For Rapid Vienna, Kaburek played 152 games and scored 135 goals.[2]

International career[change | change source]

He played his first match on 11 February 1934 in a 4-2 win versus Italy.[3] As a player Kaburek was part of Austria national football team at the 1934 FIFA World Cup.[4] He also played one match for Germany after the occupation of Austria by Nazi Germany[5] in 1939.[6]

Manager[change | change source]

After the end of the Second World War, Kaburek worked as a coach. He started in 1946 at ASK Hollabrunn and in 1947 at SK Židenice in Brno. In 1949 he took over the coaching post at ASK Patria Heidenreichstein.

Honours[change | change source]

  • Austrian Bundesliga Top Goalscorer:
  • Mitropacup:
    • 1930
  • Austrian champion:
    • 1929, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1941
  • German champion:
    • 1941

References[change | change source]

  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.

Other websites[change | change source]