Paul Halla

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Paul Halla
Personal information
Full name Paul Halla
Date of birth (1931-04-10)10 April 1931
Place of birth Graz, Austria
Date of death 6 December 2005(2005-12-06) (aged 74)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Sturm Graz
1951–1953 Grazer AK 47 (24)
1953–1965 Rapid Wien 289 (39)
1965–1967 SC Helfort
National team
1952–1965 Austria 34 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players – from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Körner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek.

Paul Halla (10 April 1931 in Graz – 6 December 2005 in Vienna) was an Austrian football player. He played as midfielderfor Sturm Graz, Grazer AK and Rapid Wien. He also played for the Austrian national football team. With the team he was participant of the 1954- and 1958 FIFA World Cup.

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Halla began his career at SK Sturm Graz as a youth player, but played for city rivals Grazer AK from 1951 to 1953 as a right midfielder. 1953 he went to Vienna to play for SK Rapid Wien. For Rapid he played 289 matches and scored 39 goals. In the 1964-65 season he was team captain. [1] He played 346 matches for them until 1965. The last two seasons he played for SC helfort Wien.

On 23 November 1952 he debuted for the national team in a match against Portugal (1-1). His last match was on 13 June 1965 versus Hungary. [2] he played 34 international matches and scored two goals.

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