Kurt Jara

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Kurt Jara
Personal information
Full name Kurt Jara
Date of birth (1950-10-14) 14 October 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Innsbruck, Austria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 FC Wacker Innsbruck 58 (19)
1971–1973 SSW Innsbruck 56 (21)
1973–1975 Valencia CF 57 (11)
1975–1980 MSV Duisburg 160 (23)
1980–1981 FC Schalke 04 31 (2)
1981–1985 Grasshopper 111 (24)
National team
1971–1985 Austria 59 (15)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Grasshopper
1988–1991 FC St. Gallen
1991–1994 FC Zürich
1994–1995 VfB Mödling
1996–1997 AO Xanthi
1997–1998 APOEL Nicosia
1999–2001 FC Tirol Innsbruck
2001–2003 Hamburger SV
2004–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2005–2006 Red Bull Salzburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kurt Jara (born 14 October 1950 in Innsbruck) is a retired Austrian footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Jara started his professional career with local side FC Wacker Innsbruck before moving to Spanish outfit Valencia CF in 1973. After two seasons in La Liga he joined German Bundesliga team MSV Duisburg where he spent five seasons and reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1979. After another season in Germany with FC Schalke 04, he finished his career in the Swiss Super League with Grasshopper. Immediately after retiring as a player, he became manager at Grasshopper.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in a July 1971 friendly match in Sao Paulo against Brazil and was a participant at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups. He earned 59 caps, scoring 15 goals.[1] His last international was an April 1985 World Cup qualification match against Hungary.

Managerial career[edit]

As a manager he coached in the past the Swiss clubs Grasshopper, FC St. Gallen and FC Zürich, the Austrian team VfB Mödling, Xanthi, APOEL, FC Tirol Innsbruck, Hamburger SV and 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In the season 2005–06 he was the manager of Red Bull Salzburg.

Career stats[edit]

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
FC Wacker Innsbruck 68–69
69–70
70–71
71–72
72–73
Total
Valencia CF 73–74 24 5
74–75 33 6
Total
MSV Duisburg 75–76 31 4
76–77 34 7
77–78 30 4
78–79 34 4
79–80 31 4
Total 160 23
FC Schalke 04 80–81 31 2
Total 31 2
Grasshopper 81–82
82–83
83–84
84–85
Total
Career Totals

Player honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (6 April 2011). "Austria - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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