Robert Körner

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Robert Körner
Personal information
Full name Robert Körner
Date of birth (1924-08-21)21 August 1924
Place of birth Austria
Date of death 22 June 1989(1989-06-22) (aged 64)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1958 Rapid Wien 212 (80)
National team
1948–1955 Austria 16 (1)
Teams managed
1958–1966 Rapid Wien
1966–1967 Waldhof Mannheim
1969–1970 Rapid Wien
1971–1972 Rapid Wien
1975–1976 Rapid Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Körner (21 August 1924 – 22 June 1989) was an Austrian footballer. In the late 1940s and 50s, together with his younger brother Alfred Körner, he played for SK Rapid Wien and for the Austrian national team.

Club career[change | change source]

Robert Körner came to Rapid's youth team in 1938. Robert Körner(Körner I) made his debut for Rapid at the right wing position on August 23, 1942 in a 10-1 victory over Wiener Austria. His brother Alfred (Körner II) soon played as a left winger. His first title win in Hütteldorf was in the first post-war championship in 1945/46. The striker was also able to triumph in the Cup final against Vienna. Robert Körner was able to receive a total of seven championships He ended his career after the 1956/57 season.

International career[change | change source]

Körner made his debut for Austria in November 1948 against Sweden He was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He earned 16 caps and one goal.

Managger[change | change source]

After his active career, Robert Körner became a coach. First he worked at Rapid from 1959 to 1966. He won the championship two more times . Then he went Germany. He spent a season at SV Waldhof Mannheim Then he was assistant coach in the Bundesliga under his former colleague Max Merkel at 1 .FC Nuremberg. Winning the German championship in 1968 was his greatest success. In the 1968/69 season he succeeded Merkel as coach of 1. FC Nürnberg. He was released after just 18 days, on April 12, 1969. Later, Robert Körner always jumped in at Rapid when there was a need, so he worked three times as head coach: 1969/70, 1972 and 1975/76.

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