Walter Schleger

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Walter Schleger
Personal information
Full name Walter Schleger
Date of birth (1929-09-19)19 September 1929
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 3 December 1999(1999-12-03) (aged 70)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
AC Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1951 Wiener Sport-Club
1951–1964 Austria Wien 334 (107)
National team
1951–1962 Austria 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players – from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Körner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek.

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.

Club career[change | change source]

Schleger began his career in Sparta Prague, where he played in their youth team. After he went to Vienna he played for Wiener Sportclub (1949–1951) and Austria Wien (1951–1964).

International career[change | change source]

He made his debut for Austria on 23 September 1951 in a friendly match against West Germany.[1] He was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.[2] 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.

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