Alexander Popovic

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Alexander Popovic
Personal information
Full name Alexander Popovic
Date of birth 18 July 1891
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 30 September 1952(1952-09-30) (aged 61)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911-1922 SV Amateure Wien
1922-1923 Rapid Vienna 13 (0)
1923-1924 Amateure Wien
1924-1925 Wiener AC
National team
1911-1923 Austria 33 (1)
Teams managed
Hertha Berlin
Minerva Berlin
1941-1943 Lazio

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Alexander "Xandl" Popovic (18 July 1891 - September 1952) also known by different variations of his last name such as Popovich, Poppovich and Popovic I, was a professional football player and manager from Austria.

Club career[edit]

He played all of his club football in Vienna, most prominently for Austria Vienna, where he spent over a decade, winning the Austrian Cup twice and the Austrian Championship. He also won the Austrian Championship with Rapid Vienna.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in October 1911 against Germany. He earned 33 caps, scoring one goal.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from playing, he moved into the management field, managing top clubs in Germany, such as Hertha Berlin and later Italy, where he managed Lazio and Bologna.


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