Ernst Melchior

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Ernst Melchior
Personal information
Full name Ernst Melchior
Date of birth (1920-06-26)26 June 1920
Place of birth Villach, Austria
Date of death 5 August 1978(1978-08-05) (aged 58)
Place of death Rouen, France
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Villacher SV
1946-1953 Austria Wien 158 (120)
1954-1958 FC Rouen 158 (70)
1958-1959 FC Nantes 35 (16)
National team
1946-1953 Austria 36 (16)
Teams managed
1963-1964 Beşiktaş JK
1967 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1968-1969 Club Africain
1969-1972 Luxembourg
1972-1975 Rouen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Ernst Melchior (26 June 1920 in Villach – 5 August 1978 in Rouen, France) was an Austrian football player.

Club career[edit]

He played seven years for Austrian giants Austria Wien before moving to France where he played for FC Rouen and FC Nantes.

International career[edit]

Melchior made his debut for Austria in an April 1946 friendly match against Hungary and was a participant at the 1948 Summer Olympics[1] He earned 36 caps, scoring 16 goals.[2] His last international was a November 1953 World Cup qualification match against Portugal.

Death and legacy[edit]

Melchior died, aged 58, after a long illness in Rouen. In his honour, a gasse (street) in Vienna was named after him.

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