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Willibald Kirbes

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Willibald Kirbes
Personal information
Date of birth (1902-06-29)29 June 1902
Date of death 3 February 1990(1990-02-03) (aged 87)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1922 Freiheit 14
1922–1932 Rapid 131 (39)
1932–1938 FC Libertas Wien
National team
1928 Austria 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Willibald Kirbes (29 June 1902 – 3 February 1990) was an Austrian footballer.[1][2] He played as a forward for different teams from Vienna, mainly for SK Rapid, and the Austrian national football team.

Career[change | change source]

The winger came to Rapid from the lower-class club Freiheit 14. He played his first games in the highest league in the 1922–23 season, in which the club also became Austrian champions. He had a regular place in the team from 1925 onwards. The team won the 1927 Austrian Cup versus FK Austria Wien, where he scored a goal in the 3-0 win. In the 1928–29 season, Rapid became champion,in the cup final there was a close 2:3 against Vienna, despite a goal from Kirbes. 1932 he finally went to FC Libertas Vienna, which he accompanied through their five first division years.

International[change | change source]

Kirbes made his debut for the Austrian national team on 6 May 1928 in a game against Hungary in Budapest. He scored a goal. The match was the only one he played for the national team.[3]

Honours[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National team stats". austriasoccer.at. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. "Profile". rapidarchiv.at. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. Profile on ÖFB.at