Theodor Wagner

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Theodor Wagner
Personal information
Full name Theodor Wagner
Date of birth (1927-08-06)6 August 1927
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 21 January 2020(2020-01-21) (aged 92)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1958 Wacker Wien 292 (175)
1958–1963 Linz
1963–1964 Wacker Innsbruck
National team
1946–1957 Austria 46 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Theodor Wagner (6 August 1927 – 21 January 2020) was an Austrian footballer. He played as a striker mainly for SC Wacker Wien and the Austrian national football team.

Club career[change | change source]

Turl Wagner began his career with the small district clubs Phönix XII and MFC 12 before joining Wacker Wien in 1940. He had the biggest success with the club celebrating the double in 1947. At the end of his career he played from 1958 to 1962 at SV Stickstoff Linz and then at FC Wacker Innsbruck. As a coach, Turl Wagner returned to SC Wacker Wien for a season in 1964.

International career[change | change source]

He made his debut for Austria 1946 in friendly match against Switzerland and was a player at the 1954 FIFA World Cup,[1] There he scored a hat-trick in the legendary 7–5 quarterfinal win over Switzerland. This was the highes scoring match in Worldcup history. He earned 46 caps, scoring 22 goals.[2] His last international was a March 1957 friendly match against West Germany. He was also part of Austria's squad for the football tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics, but he did not play in any matches.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Wagner died on 21 January 2020 in Vienna, at the age of 92.[4]

Honours[change | change source]

  • 1 × Austrian Champion: 1947
  • 4 × Austrian Champion runner up: 1948, 1951, 1953, 1956
  • 1 × Austrian Cup: 1947
  • 1 × Mitropacup: 1951

References[change | change source]

  1. Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  2. Appearances for Austrian National Team – RSSSF
  3. "Theodor Wagner". Olympedia. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  4. "ÖFB-Legende "Turl" Wagner 92-jährig verstorben!". Kronen Zeitung (in German). 21 January 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.

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