Anton Pfeffer

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Anton Pfeffer
Personal information
Full name Anton Pfeffer
Date of birth (1965-08-17) 17 August 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Lilienfeld, Austria
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position defender
Youth career
1975–1985 SV Tuernitz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–2000 Austria Wien 396 (19)
National team
1988–1999 Austria 63 (1)
Teams managed
2001 Austria Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anton "Toni" Pfeffer (born 17 August 1965 in Lilienfeld, Lower Austria) is a retired Austrian football player.

After ending his football career in 2000, Pfeffer ran unsuccessfully in local elections for the Austrian People's Party. In 2005, he joined the board of SKN St. Pölten and advises the executive committee on sporting issues.

Pfeffer has also developed a folk singing career with the release of two collections of Austrian folk songs.[1] He currently works as one of Sky Austria's main football pundits.

Club career[edit]

Pfeffer joined Austria Wien at 19 years of age and made his professional debut for them in 1987. He stayed loyal to Austria during his entire playing career winning four league titles and four domestic cups. He also captained the team.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in an April 1988 friendly match against Greece and was a participant at the 1990 and 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] He earned 63 caps, scoring one goal.[3] His last international was the embarrassing 0-9 demolition by Spain in a European Championship qualification match in March 1999.

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Austria's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 1990 Praterstadion, Vienna  Netherlands 3–0 3–2 Friendly


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Herbert Prohaska
FK Austria Wien captain
Succeeded by
Thomas Floegel
Preceded by
Arie Haan
FK Austria Wien Head Coach
Succeeded by
Dietmar Constantini