Austria national football team

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Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Das Team
Association Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Switzerland Marcel Koller
Captain Andreas Ivanschitz
Most caps Andreas Herzog (103)
Top scorer Toni Polster (44)
Home stadium Ernst-Happel-Stadion
FIFA code AUT
FIFA ranking 43 Increase +4
Highest FIFA ranking 17 (May 1999)
Lowest FIFA ranking 105 (July 2008)
Elo ranking 49
Highest Elo ranking 1 (May 1934)
Lowest Elo ranking 75 (2 September 2011)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Austria Austria 5–0 Hungary 
(Vienna, Austria; October 12, 1902)
Biggest win
Austria Austria 9 –0 Malta 
(Salzburg, Austria; April 30, 1977)
Biggest defeat
Austria Austria 1–11 England 
(Vienna, Austria; June 8, 1908)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1934)
Best result Third place, 1954
European Football Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2008)
Best result Round 1, 2008
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver 1936 Berlin Team

The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association (German: Österreichischer Fußballbund). Austria has qualified for seven World Cups, most recently in 1998. The country played in the European Championship for the first time in 2008 when it co-hosted the event with Switzerland.

History[edit]

Pre-war[edit]

The Austrian Football Association was founded on 18 March 1904 in the Empire of Austria-Hungary. The team enjoyed success in the 1930s under coach Hugo Meisl becoming a dominant side in Europe and earning the nickname "Wunderteam". The teams star was Matthias Sindelar. On 16 May 1931, they were the first European side to defeat Scotland. In the 1934 FIFA World Cup they finished fourth after losing 1–0 to Italy in the semifinals and 3–2 to Germany in the third place play-off. They were runners-up in the Football at the Summer Olympics 1936, again losing to Italy 2–1,despite having been beaten in quarter finals by Peru, following the Peruvians withdrawal.

The team then qualified for the 1938 finals, but Austria was annexed to Germany in the Anschluss on 12 March of that year. On 28 March, FIFA was notified that the Austrian FA had been abolished, resulting in the nations withdrawal from the World Cup.[1] Instead the German team would represent the former-Austrian territory. Theoretically, a united team could have been an even stronger force than each of the separate ones, but German coach Sepp Herberger had little time and very few games to prepare and merge the very different styles of play and attitude. The former Austrian professionals outplayed the rather athletic yet amateur player of the "Old Empire" in a "reunification" derby that was supposed to finish as a draw, yet in the waning minutes, the Austrians scored twice, with Matthias Sindelar also demonstratively missing the German goal, and subsequently declining to be capped for Germany. In a later rematch, the Germans took revenge, winning 9–1. In early April, Herberger inquired whether two separate teams could enter anyway, but "Reichssportführer" Hans von Tschammer und Osten made clear that he expected to see a 5:6 or 6:5 ratio of players from the two hitherto teams. As a result, five players from Austria Wien, Rapid Wien and Vienna Wien were part of the team that only managed a 1–1 draw in Round 1 against Switzerland, which required a rematch. With Rapid Wien's forward Pesser having been sent off, and not satisfied with two others, Herberger had to alter the line-up on six positions to fulfill the 6:5 quota again. The all-German team led the Swiss 2–0 after 15 minutes, but eventually lost 4–2 in Paris, in front of a rather anti-German French and Swiss crowd, as few German supporters were able to travel to France due to German restrictions on foreign currency exchange.

After World War II, Austria was again separated from Germany. Austria's best result came in 1954 with a team starring midfielder Ernst Ocwirk. They lost in the semifinals 6–1 to eventual champions Germany, but finished third after beating defending champions Uruguay 3–1. This remains their best result ever, and unfortunately the last time for decades that Austria reached the end round of a major tournament. Over the years, a strong yet mainly lopsided rivalry with Germany developed.

1970s and 1980s[edit]

Anchored by Herbert Prohaska and striker Hans Krankl, backed up by Bruno Pezzey, Austria reached the World Cup in 1978 and 1982 and both times reached the Second Round, held in team group games that replaced the knock-out quarter-finals. This Austria team, coached by Helmut Senekowitsch, is widely regarded as the best post-WWII Austrian football team ever.

In the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, they had lost two games and would almost surely finish last in their Second Round group of four teams, but they put in a special effort for their last game in Córdoba against West Germany, which had still chances of qualifying for the Final. The Austrians also denied the defending world champion a trip to the third place match, beating them 3–2 by two goals of Hans Krankl, plus an own goal. The celebrating report of the radio commentator Edi Finger ("I werd narrisch!") became famous in Austria, where it is considered the miracle of Cordoba, while the Germans regard the game and the Austrian behaviour as a disgrace.

During the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, Austria and West Germany met again, in the last game of Round 1. Because the other two teams in the group had played their last game the previous day, both teams knew that a West German win by one goal would see both through, while all other results would eliminate one team or the other. After ten minutes of furious attack, Horst Hrubesch scored for West Germany, and the two teams mainly kicked the ball around for eighty minutes with few attempts to attack. The game became known as the non-aggression pact of Gijon. Algeria had also won two games, including a shocking surprise over Germany in the opener, but among the three teams that had won two games, was eliminated based on goal difference, having conceded two late goals in their 3–2 win over Chile. The Algerian supporters were understandably furious, and even the Austrian and West German fans showed themselves to be extremely unhappy with the nature of their progression. As a result of this game, all future tournaments would see the last group games played simultaneously. Austria and Northern Ireland were eliminated by losing to France in the Second round group stage of three teams.

1990s[edit]

Led by striker Toni Polster, Austria qualified for the 1990 World Cup, but were eliminated in the first round. Much worse was the stunning 1–0 loss against the Faroe Islands in the qualifying campaign for the European Championship 1992, considered the worst embarrassment in any Austrian team sport ever, and one of the biggest upsets in footballing history. The game was played in Landskrona, Sweden, because there were no grass fields on the Faroe Islands. It was a sign for things to come. Austria suffered another couple of years of botched qualifying campaigns, despite playing some entertaining football in the closing stages of Euro 96 qualification.

In the World Cup 1998, Austria were drawn in Group B along with Italy, Cameroon and Chile. Their appearance was brief but eventful, as they managed the curious feat of only scoring in stoppage time in each of their matches. Against Cameroon, Pierre Njanka's superb goal was cancelled out by Toni Polster's late strike. In their second game, it was Ivica Vastic who curled a last minute equalizer, cancelling out Marcelo Salas's disputed opener. Austria weren't so fortunate in their crucial, final match at the Stade de France. Italy scored twice after half-time: a header from Christian Vieri and a tap-in from Roberto Baggio. Andreas Herzog's stoppage time penalty kept up Austria's unusual scoring pattern, but was not enough to prevent Austria finishing third in the group, behind the Italians and Chileans.

21st century[edit]

Austria national football team before the match against Spain, 2009-11-18
Austria national football team before the match against Sweden, 2013-06-07

In recent years mainly due to players from the 1997–98 team retiring from football, Austria's form has declined. They failed to qualify for the next World Cup and European Championships, and suffered extreme embarrassment (similar to the Faroe Islands loss) when they lost 9–0 to Spain and 5–0 to Israel in 1999. In 2006, Josef Hickersberger became coach of the Austrian national team, with a notable win against Switzerland in late 2006 bringing to an end a series of bad results.

Austria qualified automatically for the European Championships of 2008 as co-hosts. Their first major tournament in a decade, most commentators regarded them as outsiders and whipping-boys for Germany, Croatia and Poland in the group stage. Many of their home supporters were in agreement and 10,000 Austrians signed a petition demanding that Austria withdraw from the tournament to spare the nation's embarrassment.[2] However, Austria performed better than expected. They managed a 1–1 draw with Poland, gave the Croatians a hard time before losing 1–0 to a Luka Modrić penalty and defended valiantly against the Germans but Michael Ballack's free kick sealed the game in a 1–0 defeat.

Shortly after Austria's first-round exit from the tournament, Hickersberger resigned as the national team coach. Karel Brückner, who had resigned as head coach of the Czech Republic after that country's first-round exit from Euro 2008, was soon named as his replacement. After only eight months Brückner was released in March 2009 and the position was subsequently taken by Didi Constantini. Even though Austria did not manage to secure automatic qualification or a play-off spot for the World Cup 2010, under Brückner they still managed a memorable 3–1 win over France during qualifying, which was also France's only defeat in qualifying. Other memorable matches was a 1–1 tie against Romania on the road and a 2–1 win against Romania at home. Since then, the Austrian team has played a friendly match against Denmark with Arsenal FC's superstar Nicklas Bendtner which was won 2–1. Three more friendlys were fixed. On 19 May 2010 against Croatia, on 11 August 2010 against neighbor Switzerland, and on 9 February 2011 against the Netherlands.

In the qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2012 the Austrians played against Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Turkey and Germany. Despite playing against the Germans, it wasn't perceived as one of the most difficult groups, since Turkey and Belgium, the main contenders for the play-off spot, both struggled in the previous World Cup qualifiers. Austria started fairly well, beating the group's two weakest teams, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, both wins being at home. It was followed with an exciting match in Belgium, which ended in a bizarre 4–4 score, what was seen as a good result for Das Team, as it meant that it had gone through all qualifiers in 2010 unbeaten. So far, things were pretty well. However in March 2011, Austrian luck made an U-turn for the worse, as Belgium went to Vienna and recovered the points missed at home with a deserved 2–0 win, courtesy of an Axel Witsel double. The defeat in the head-to-head clash at home set the tone for remaining matches as Austria was again defeated four days later, this time in Turkey, another crucial match. In June, there was the big clash in Vienna against the Germans, a must-win. Austria played bravely, but was once again defeated, this time in injury time, Mario Gómez being the one who made the score 2–1. In the return leg, the team was smashed by the same Germans in an impressive 6–2 score. At that point, even the mathematic hopes for a top-two finish effectively ended. Despite those four straight defeats, Austria finished the campaign unbeaten in the last three matches, drawing against Turkey (at home) and Kazakhstan (away), and recording a sounding 4–1 win in Azerbaijan (away). Despite those results, they were eliminated by Germany, Turkey and Belgium.

Recently, Austrian football has seen a resurgence. So far, the team has fared very well in the 2014 qualifiers, sitting in 2nd place in a tough group with Germany, Sweden, and the Republic of Ireland. Despite a 2-1 loss to rivals Germany to open the campaign, and a disappointing 0-0 draw to Kazakhstan in Astana, the team triumphed over that same Kazakhstan team at home 4 to nil. Austria won again impressively and soundly against the Faroe Islands 6-0 in Vienna. Though many had regarded them as flukes due to weak opposition, the Austrians would continue impressive form, tying the Irish in Dublin 2-2, which came on a last minute goal in stoppage time by David Alaba, and then defeated the Swedes at home 2-1.

Records at major tournaments[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934 Fourth Place 4th 4 2 0 2 7 7
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954 Third Place 3rd 5 4 0 1 17 12
Sweden 1958 Group Stage 15th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Chile 1962 Withdrew
England 1966 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Round 2 7th 6 3 0 3 7 10
Spain 1982 Round 2 8th 5 2 1 2 5 4
Mexico 1986 Did Not Qualify
Italy 1990 Group Stage 18th 3 1 0 2 2 3
United States 1994 Did Not Qualify
France 1998 Group Stage 23rd 3 0 2 1 3 4
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2006
South Africa 2010
Brazil 2014
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total 7/22 Third place 29 12 4 13 43 47

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
France 1960 Did not qualify
Spain 1964
Italy 1968
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996
Belgium Netherlands 2000
Portugal 2004
Austria Switzerland 2008 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 3
Poland Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify
France 2016 To be determined
Total Group stage 1/13 3 0 1 2 1 3

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the Friendly Match against Uruguay on March 5, 2014.

Caps and goals as of 5 March 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Robert Almer (1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 30) 14 0 Germany Energie Cottbus
1GK Heinz Lindner (1990-07-17) July 17, 1990 (age 23) 6 0 Austria Austria Wien
1GK Ramazan Özcan (1984-06-28) June 28, 1984 (age 29) 1 0 Germany Ingolstadt 04
2DF Emanuel Pogatetz (1983-01-16) January 16, 1983 (age 31) 60 2 Germany Nürnberg
2DF Christian Fuchs (Captain) (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 28) 60 1 Germany Schalke 04
2DF Sebastian Prödl (1987-06-21) June 21, 1987 (age 26) 44 4 Germany Werder Bremen
2DF György Garics (1984-03-08) March 8, 1984 (age 30) 39 2 Italy Bologna
2DF Aleksandar Dragović (1991-03-06) March 6, 1991 (age 23) 28 0 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
2DF Florian Klein (1986-11-17) November 17, 1986 (age 27) 18 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
2DF Markus Suttner (1987-04-16) April 16, 1987 (age 27) 11 0 Austria Austria Wien
2DF Martin Hinteregger (1992-09-07) September 7, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
3MF Andreas Ivanschitz (1983-10-15) October 15, 1983 (age 30) 67 12 Spain Levante
3MF Martin Harnik (1987-06-10) June 10, 1987 (age 26) 43 10 Germany Stuttgart
3MF Christoph Leitgeb (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 29) 37 0 Austria Red Bull Salzburg
3MF Marko Arnautović (1989-04-19) April 19, 1989 (age 25) 33 7 England Stoke City
3MF David Alaba (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 21) 32 6 Germany Bayern Munich
3MF Zlatko Junuzović (1987-09-26) September 26, 1987 (age 26) 30 4 Germany Werder Bremen
3MF Veli Kavlak (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 25) 30 1 Turkey Beşiktaş
3MF Guido Burgstaller (1989-04-29) April 29, 1989 (age 24) 7 0 Austria Rapid Wien
3MF Marcel Sabitzer (1994-03-17) March 17, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Austria Rapid Wien
4FW Marc Janko (1983-06-25) June 25, 1983 (age 30) 38 17 Turkey Trabzonspor
4FW Andreas Weimann (1991-08-05) August 5, 1991 (age 22) 10 0 England Aston Villa
4FW Lukas Hinterseer (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Austria Wacker Innsbruck

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players aren't in the current squad, but were called up in the last 12 months:[3]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Manuel Ortlechner (1980-03-04) March 4, 1980 (age 34) 9 0 Austria Austria Wien v.  United States, 15 November 2013
DF Kevin Wimmer (1992-11-15) November 15, 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Germany Köln v.  United States, 15 November 2013
DF Franz Schiemer (1986-03-21) March 21, 1986 (age 28) 25 4 Austria Red Bull Salzburg v.  Sweden, 7 June 2013
MF Julian Baumgartlinger (1988-01-02) January 2, 1988 (age 26) 29 0 Germany Mainz 05 v.  Faroe Islands, 15 October 2013
MF Jakob Jantscher (1989-01-08) January 8, 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Netherlands NEC v.  Faroe Islands, 15 October 2013
FW Philipp Zulechner (1990-04-14) April 14, 1990 (age 24) 1 0 Germany Freiburg v.  United States, 15 November 2013
FW Philipp Hosiner (1989-05-15) May 15, 1989 (age 24) 5 2 Austria Austria Wien v.  Faroe Islands, 15 October 2013

Staff[edit]

Euro 2012 qualifications[edit]

Austria competed in Group A in qualification together with Kazakhstan, Turkey, Germany, Belgium and Azerbaijan and failed to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2012.


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 10 10 0 0 34 7 +27 30
 Turkey 10 5 2 3 13 11 +2 17
 Belgium 10 4 3 3 21 15 +6 15
 Austria 10 3 3 4 16 17 −1 12
 Azerbaijan 10 2 1 7 10 26 −16 7
 Kazakhstan 10 1 1 8 6 24 −18 4
  Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Germany Kazakhstan Turkey
Austria  3–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–0
Azerbaijan  1–4 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–0
Belgium  4–4 4–1 0–1 4–1 1–1
Germany  6–2 6–1 3–1 4–0 3–0
Kazakhstan  0–0 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–3
Turkey  2–0 1–0 3–2 1–3 2–1


2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 10 9 1 0 36 10 +26 28
 Sweden 10 6 2 2 19 14 +5 20
 Austria 10 5 2 3 20 10 +10 17
 Republic of Ireland 10 4 2 4 16 17 −1 14
 Kazakhstan 10 1 2 7 6 21 −15 5
 Faroe Islands 10 0 1 9 4 29 −25 1
  Austria Faroe Islands Germany Kazakhstan Republic of Ireland Sweden
Austria  6–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–1
Faroe Islands  0–3 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–2
Germany  3–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 4–4
Kazakhstan  0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 0–1
Republic of Ireland  2–2 3–0 1–6 3–1 1–2
Sweden  2–1 2–0 3–5 2–0 0–0


Player statistics[edit]

As of 5 March 2014[4]
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Most capped players[edit]

Andreas Herzog is the most capped player in the history of Austria with 103 caps.

File:Toni Polster.jpg

# Player Period Caps Goals
1 Andreas Herzog 1988–2003 103 26
2 Anton Polster 1982–2000 95 44
3 Gerhard Hanappi 1948–1964 93 12
4 Karl Koller 1952–1965 86 5
5 Friedrich Koncilia 1970–1985 84 0
Bruno Pezzey 1975–1990 84 9
7 Herbert Prohaska 1974–1989 83 10
8 Johann Krankl 1973–1985 69 34
9 Heribert Weber 1976–1989 68 1
10 Andreas Ivanschitz 2003–present 67 12

Top goalscorers[edit]

Anton "Toni" Polster is the top scorer in the history of Austria with 44 goals.
# Player Period Goals Caps Average
1 Anton Polster 1982–2000 44 95 0.46
2 Johann Krankl 1973–1985 34 69 0.49
3 Johann Horvath 1924–1934 29 46 0.63
4 Erich Hof 1957–1968 28 37 0.76
5 Anton Schall 1927–1934 27 28 0.96
6 Matthias Sindelar 1926–1937 27 43 0.79
7 Andreas Herzog 1988–2003 26 103 0.25
8 Karl Zischek 1931–1945 24 40 0.60
9 Walter Schachner 1976–1994 23 64 0.36
10 Theodor Wagner 1946–1957 22 46 0.48

Kit history[edit]

1978
1982
1990
1992
1998
2008
2012

Manager history[edit]

Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%[5] Notes
Hugo Meisl  Austria-Hungary 22 December 1912 3 October 1914 6 3 1 2 11 9 50.00
Heinrich Retschury  Austria-Hungary 4 October 1914 1 August 1919 22 8 3 11 45 47 36.36
Hugo Meisl  Austria 1 August 1919 17 February 1937 127 68 29 30 326 206 53.54 Created the Wunderteam.
4th place at the 1934 World Cup.
Silver medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Winners of the 1932 Central European International Cup.
Runners-up of the 1930 and 1935 Central European International Cup.
Heinrich Retschury  Austria 22 May 1937 24 October 1937 5 2 1 2 10 10 40.00 Qualified for the 1938 World Cup.
From 1938 to 1945 there was no national team due to Anschluss.
Karl Zankl  Austria 19 August 1945 3 October 1945 2 0 0 2 2 7 0.00 Died while in the position of national coach.
Edi Bauer  Austria 3 October 1945 4 March 1948 11 4 0 7 26 28 36.36
Eduard Frühwirth  Austria 4 March 1948 1 September 1948 5 3 0 2 9 9 60.00
Walter Nausch  Austria 1 September 1948 15 November 1954 47 21 10 16 119 87 44.68 3rd place at the 1954 World Cup.
Hans Kaulich  Austria 15 November 1954 28 March 1955 1 0 0 1 2 3 0.00
Josef Molzer  Austria 29 March 1955 3 September 1955 3 1 1 1 6 8 33.33
Karl Geyer  Austria 3 September 1955 21 April 1956 5 2 0 3 8 14 40.00
Josef Argauer
Josef Molzer
 Austria
 Austria
21 April 1956 9 August 1958 18 7 6 5 37 27 38.89 Qualified for the 1958 World Cup.
Alfred Frey
Franz Putzendopler
Egon Selzer
Josef Molzer
 Austria
 Austria
 Austria
 Austria
9 August 1958 15 October 1958 2 0 0 2 4 6 0.00
Karl Decker  Austria 16 October 1958 28 February 1964 36 16 3 17 60 67 44.44
Josef Walter
Béla Guttmann

 Austria
7 March 1964 11 October 1964 5 3 1 1 6 5 60.00
Eduard Frühwirth  Austria 20 November 1964 13 January 1967 15 4 3 8 12 23 26.67
Erwin Alge
Hans Pesser

 Austria
13 January 1967 24 June 1968 10 3 2 5 18 19 30
Leopold Šťastný  Czechoslovakia 1 July 1968 30 September 1975 49 15 16 18 58 62 30.61
Branko Elsner
(caretaker)
 Yugoslavia 6 October 1975 19 November 1975 2 1 0 1 6 3 50.00
Helmut Senekowitsch  Austria 1 March 1976 30 June 1978 26 14 4 8 40 26 53.85 Qualified for the 1978 World Cup.
Karl Stotz  Austria 1 August 1978 14 December 1981 24 13 6 5 43 25 54.17 Qualified for the 1982 World Cup.
Georg Schmidt
Felix Latzke
 Austria
 Austria
5 February 1982 2 July 1982 8 5 1 2 11 7 62.5
Erich Hof  Austria 7 September 1982 21 November 1984 15 6 3 6 22 20 40
Branko Elsner  Yugoslavia 15 January 1985 18 November 1987 18 5 5 8 20 28 27.78
Josef Hickersberger  Austria 1 January 1988 14 September 1990 29 10 7 12 36 39 34.48 Qualified for the 1990 World Cup.
Alfred Riedl  Austria 15 September 1990 10 October 1991 8 1 3 4 6 16 12.5
Dietmar Constantini
(caretaker)
 Austria 10 October 1991 13 November 1991 2 0 0 2 1 4 0.00
Ernst Happel  Austria 1 Januar 1992 14 November 1992 9 2 3 4 18 17 22.22 Died while in the position of national coach.
Dietmar Constantini (caretaker)  Austria 15 November 1992 18 November 1992 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.00
Herbert Prohaska  Austria 8 January 1993 29 March 1999 51 25 9 17 96 73 49.02 Qualified for the 1998 World Cup.
Otto Barić  Austria  Croatia 13 April 1999 21 November 2001 22 7 6 9 31 35 31.82
Hans Krankl  Austria 21 January 2002 28 September 2005 31 10 10 11 47 46 32.26
Willibald Ruttensteiner
Andreas Herzog
Slavko Kovačić
(caretakers)
 Austria
 Austria
 Austria
30 September 2005 December 2005 2 1 0 1 2 1 50.00
Josef Hickersberger  Austria 1 January 2006 23 June 2008 24 5 8 11 29 40 20.83
Karel Brückner  Czech Republic 25 July 2008 2 March 2009 6 1 2 3 9 13 16.67
Dietmar Constantini  Austria 4 March 2009 13 September 2011 23 7 3 13 30 42 30.43
Willibald Ruttensteiner
(caretaker)
 Austria 13 September 2011 11 October 2011 2 1 1 0 4 1 50.00
Marcel Koller   Switzerland 1 November 2011 Present 14 6 3 5 25 17 42.86
As of 14 August 2013

Legacy[edit]

Austria Bundesadler.svg
Classic

Austria used to play in similar colours to those of the German team; white jerseys, black shorts, black socks (the Germans wear white ones). In order to distinguish themselves, in 2004 coach Hans Krankl switched to their former away shirts, which have the same colour scheme as Austria's flag, red-white-red. To further distinguish themselves from Germany, the Austrians had used an all-black away kit, but as of 2010, the white shirt and black shorts is used as the away kit.

Former squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nazis in der Abseitsfalle. einestages. Spiegel Online. Accessed 10 May 2010.
  2. ^ Moore, Glenn (2007-08-16). "Austria must pull out of Euro 2008, say 10,000 fans petition". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Der Grosskader des ÖFB Nationalteams" (in Austria). ÖFB. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "A-Team _Statistik". ÖFB. 
  5. ^ Win% is rounded to two decimal places

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