Michael Konsel

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Michael Konsel
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Personal information
Full name Michael Konsel
Date of birth (1962-03-06) 6 March 1962 (age 61)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) goalkeeper (retiered)
Youth career
Fortuna 05
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
First Vienna
Rapid Wien
AS Roma
National team
1985 -1998 Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Konsel (born 6 March 1962) is a retired Austrian football player who played as goalkeeper in Austria and Italy.

Career[change | change source]

He started as defender for Fortuna 05 when he was six but at the age of nine he became goalkeeper, a position he played for the rest of his career. At the age of 16 he came to FC Kritzendorf where he became goalkeeper of the first team. His first professional team was First Vienna FC, then he want to SK Rapid Wien. For Rapid he played 395 matches in the league, 47 Cupmatches and 42 international matches (2 times the final of the UEFA Cupwinner Cup)

After his successful time with Rapid he went to AS Roma in Italys Seria A. The last year of his career he spent with SSC Venice.

International[change | change source]

Michael Konsel played 43 matches in Austrias national team. He was member of Austrias team for the FIFA World Cup in 1990 and 1998. 1990 in Italy he was second goalkeeper but 1998 he was number 1 and played 3 matches. Although he played his first match 1985 he became number 1 in the team not until 10 years later. His last match was a friendly versus Worldchampion France in Viennas Ernst-Happel-stadium.

Honours[change | change source]

  • Austrian Bundesliga (3):
    • 1987, 1988, 1996
  • Austrian Cup (3):
    • 1985, 1987, 1995
  • Austria
    • Goalkeeper of the year: 1987/88, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97
    • Footballer of the year:
      • Krone-Fußballerwahl:1987,1995
      • APA-Fußballerwahl:1995
      • VdF-Honourary price:1998
  • Italy
    • Best Goalkeeper Serie A : 1997/98
  • FIFA World Cup:
    • Member of the Austrian team 1990 and 1998

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