|Full name||Walter Schleger|
|Date of birth||19 September 1929|
|Place of birth||Prague, Czechoslovakia|
|Date of death||3 December 1999(aged 70)|
|AC Sparta Prague|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Dr. Walter Schleger (19 September 1929 – 3 December 1999) was an Austrian football player. He played as forward for Wiener Sport-Club and FK Austria Wien. He also played in the Austrian national football team. After his football career he was University professor for animal breeding, genetics and cynology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
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He made his debut for Austria on 23 September 1951 in a friendly match against West Germany. He was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup. His last match was on 16 September 1962 versus Czechoslowakia. He earned 22 caps, scoring one goal.
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University career[change | change source]
After the end of his football career, the veterinarian, who earned his doctorate in 1956, turned to animal breeding, genetics and cynology. He qualified as a professor in 1973. In 1976 he became head of the Institute for Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. From 1977 to 1996 he also headed the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Immuno- and Cytogenetic Research. He set up this scientific research facility. From 1983 to 1985 he was rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.Geschichte Wiki Wien He retired as a university professor in 1991.