Karl Stotz

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Karl Stotz
Personal information
Full name Karl Stotz
Date of birth (1927-03-27) 27 March 1927 (age 87)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 FC Wien
1951–1963 Austria Wien 299 (22)
National team
1950–1962 Austria 42 (1)
Teams managed
1972–1978 Austria Wien
1978–1981 Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Karl Stotz (born 27 March 1927) is a former Austrian football player from Vienna.

As a young soldier, he fought in the Battle of Stalingrad, was captured in 1944 and only returned home in 1948.

Club career[edit]

On his return to his homeland, Stotz played three years for FC Wien before joining Austria Wien in 1951. In his 12 years with the Vienna giants he won 4 league titles and 2 domestic cups.

In 2001 he was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in a March 1950 friendly match against Switzerland and was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.[1] He earned 42 caps, scoring one goal.[2] His final international was a September 1962 friendly match against Czechoslovakia.

Retirement[edit]

He later went into coaching and managed Austria Wien and the Austria national team whom he led to the 1982 FIFA World Cup but was sacked just before the tournament.

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