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Robert Dienst

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Robert Dienst
Personal information
Full name Robert Dienst
Date of birth (1928-03-01)1 March 1928
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 13 June 2000(2000-06-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1942–1947 Floridsdorfer AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1948 Floridsdorfer AC
1948–1962 SK Rapid Wien 284 (307)
1962–1968 SV Schwechat
National team
1949–1957 Austria 27 (12)
Teams managed
1972–1974 SV Stockerau
1974–1975 FK Austria Wien
1975–1977 SV Stockerau
1979–1980 SV Stockerau
1982–1986 Kremser SC
Representing  Austria
FIFA World Cup
Third place 1954 Switzerland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Dienst (1 March 1928 – 13 June 2000) was an Austrian football forward. He played mainly for SK Rapid Wien. He played also in the Austrian national football team. For Austria he played in the 1954 - and 1958 FIFA World Cup .

Club career

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Robert Dienst started his career at Floridsdorfer AC, where he played his first game as a midfielder. In 1948 he went to Rapid Wien where he played till 1962. He became one of the most successful Austrian goalscorers in the 1950s. He scored 323 goals in 351 games in total in the Austrian Football Bundesliga. Three times he was top goalscorers. With his 307 Bundesliga goals, he is still Rapid's record league goalscorer. At the end of his career he played for SV Schwechat.

International career

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He made his debut for Austria in an October 1949 match against Hungary and earned a total of 27 caps, scoring 12 goals.[1] He was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup. In 1958 he was in the squad but did not play.

Manager career

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He coached a few small clubs with (Floridsdorfer AC, SV Tulln, SV Stockerau and Kremser SC). He also worked as an assistant coach at Rapid in 1967–68 (where he won the double) and at Austria Vienna in 1974–75.

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (6):
    • 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1960
  • Austrian Cup (1):
    • 1961
  • Mitropa Cup (1):
    • 1951
  • Austrian Bundesliga Top Goalscorer (4):
    • 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957 [2]
  • In 2007 the Robert Dienst Gasse in Floridsdorf was named after him.


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