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RAPIDHAMMER: Helmut Senekowitsch 1933 - 2007

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Helmut Senekowitsch 1933 - 2007

Austrian football player and manager Helmut Senekowitsch has died last night at the age of 73.
He played for several clubs, including Sturm Graz, Real Betis and Wacker Innsbruck. He also played as a forward for the Austria national football team and was a participant at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He helped to beat England 3-1 in a friendly in Vienna (record attendance in the then "Vienna Praterstadion" 92,000; one goal scored by Helmut Senekowitsch).
Helmut Senekowitsch later worked as a very successfull manager and with him in charge Austria qualified for the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. He led Austria to a legendary victory when Austria beat Germany 3:2 at Cordoba and finished 7th in the World Cup. It was the first time Austria beat Germany since Austria had won against Germany 5-0 in 1931.

Bilder: Helmut Senekowitsch als Spieler bei Wacker Innsbruck 1968 (links) und als Trainer der österreichischen Nationalmannschaft (Mitte). Ganz rechts beim 1:1-Remis gegen die DDR in Leipzig mit dem damaligen Torschützen Roland Hattenberger am 12. Oktober 1977.

Siehe auch das vorangegangene Posting
A Tribute To Helmut Senekowitsch und diese Seite über Cordoba 1978.

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