Christoph Westerthaler

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Christoph Westerthaler
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Personal information
Full name Christoph Westerthaler
Date of birth (1965-01-11) January 11, 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Silz, Austria
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position midfielder or striker
Youth career
1973-1983 SPG Silz/Mötz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983-1986 FC Wacker Innsbruck 30 (7)
1986-1988 LASK Linz 53 (18)
1988-1994 FC Swarovski Tirol 167 (66)
1994-1995 SK Vorwärts Steyr 49 (14)
1996-1997 LASK Linz 47 (13)
1997 APOEL Nicosia 0 (0)
1998-1999 Eintracht Frankfurt 47 (8)
2000 FSV Frankfurt 33 (26)
2001 VfL Osnabrück 7 (0)
Total 433 (152)
National team
1989-1993 Austria 6 (0)
Teams managed
2002-2005 FC Wacker Tirol (assistant)
2005-2007 Innsbrucker AC
2008-present SV Völs
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christoph Westerthaler (born January 11, 1965) is a retired Austrian football player and now football manager of lower league side SV Völs.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Gischi, Westerthaler was a small-built striker who started his professional career at FC Wacker Innsbruck and stayed with them for 9 years, split by a 2 season period at LASK Linz. With the Tyrolean side he won 2 league titles and 2 domestic cups. In 1994 he moved to SK Vorwärts Steyr only to rejoin LASK two years later. In 1997 he moved abroad and played in Germany for the two major Frankfurt teams and VfL Osnabrück.

In the summer of 2001 he finished his career as a player because of a knee cartilage damage.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in an October 1989 friendly match against Malta but was not considered for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He earned 6 caps, no goals scored. His final international game was a November 1993 World Cup qualification match against Sweden.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". Retrieved 2008-09-03. [dead link]