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Walter Horak

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Walter Horak
Walter Horak 1958 (standing 1. row left)
Personal information
Full name Walter Horak
Date of birth (1931-06-01)1 June 1931
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 24 December 2019(2019-12-24) (aged 88)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953-1960 Wiener Sport-Club
1960-1961 SC Wacker Wien
1961 Grazer AK
1961 FK Austria Wien
1961-1963 FC Sochaux
1963-1966 Schwechater SC
1966-1967 Austria Klagenfurt
National team
1954-1960 Austria 13 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walter Horak (1 June 1931 – 24 December 2019 ) was an Austrian football player. The striker took part in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden . He was Austrian champion with Wiener Sport-Club. He also was top scorer of the league in 1958

Career[change | change source]

The winger Walter Horak made his debut in the first league in 1953-54. In 1954-55 he made his breakthrough with 16 goals this season. He was the second best scorer of Sportclub. After two seasons whith less sucess, Walter Horak managed to remain undefeated for 41 championship games in a row with his partners Adolf Knoll, Erich Hof, Josef Hamerl and Karl Skerlan. So Sportclub won the 1957- 58 and 1958-59 championship. Walter Horak was the leagues top scorer in 1958 with 33 goals.

In the winter break of 1960 he moved to SC Wacker Wien. In the winter of 1961 he moved to Grazer AK and after just one half-season he went to Wiener Austria. Although he had a good debut at Austria he accepted an offer from the French first division club FC Sochaux. Back in Austria for the 1962/63 season, Walter Horak joined 1. Schwechater SC. He played there till 1966. He played his last first division game the following season at SK Austria Klagenfurt.

International[change | change source]

He debuted on 14 November 1954 in a 1-4 loss versus Hungary. His last match was on 1 May 1960 in a 0-4 loss versus Czechoslovakia. For Austria he played in the 1958 World Cup. He played 13 matches and scored 3 goals. [1]

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