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.


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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