Dietmar Kühbauer

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Dietmar Kühbauer
SV Mattersburg vs. FC Admira Wacker Mödling 20130526 (10).jpg
Kühbauer with Admira in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Dietmar Kühbauer
Date of birth (1971-04-04) 4 April 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, Austria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
SV Mattersburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Admira Wacker 121 (7)
1992–1997 Rapid Wien 148 (33)
1997–2000 Real Sociedad 47 (2)
2000–2002 VfL Wolfsburg 49 (8)
2002–2008 SV Mattersburg 181 (24)
Total 546 (74)
National team
1992–2005 Austria 55 (5)
Teams managed
2008–2010 Trenkwalder Admira II
2010–2013 FC Admira Mödling
2013– Wolfsberger AC

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Dietmar ("Didi") Kühbauer (born 4 April 1971 in Heiligenkreuz, Burgenland) is a former Austrian football midfielder and current coach.

Club career[edit]

A central midfielder with incredible passing, Kühbauer started his professional career at Admira Wacker, making his Austrian Football Bundesliga debut in 1987, at 16 years of age. After five years he moved to city rivals Rapid Wien with whom he won a league and domestic cup title. He also played in the 1996 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final against Paris St Germain in Brussels, which Rapid lost. "Don Didi" is still considered a star among the Rapid fans. In 1999 he was chosen in Rapid's Team of the Century.

In 1997, he moved abroad to join La Liga side Real Sociedad and in 2000 he signed for German Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg. Two years later, he returned to Austria to play for his childhood team SV Mattersburg where he finished his playing career after the 2007–08 season.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in a May 1992 friendly match against Poland and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] He earned 55 caps, scoring five goals.[3] On 4 September 2005, he announced his retirement from international matches. His final international was a September 2005 World Cup qualification match against Poland.

Personal tragedy[edit]

On 16 February 1997, Kühbauer's three months-pregnant wife Michaela drove to Schwechat to pick him up after Rapid had enjoyed a winter break in Dubai. Tragedy happened when her car slewed off the road near Eisenstadt and she was rushed to hospital, with three ribs having punctured her lung. She fell into a coma and died a half year later. A disillusioned Kühbauer then left Austria to start a new career abroad.

Coaching career[edit]

On 18 November 2008, he signed a contract by Trenkwalder Admira II as head coach. In 2010, he became coach of the first squad and led the team to the promotion to the Austrian Football Bundesliga. Since September 2013 he is the trainer of Wolfsberger AC.



SK Rapid Wien


FC Admira Mödling

Managerial statistics[edit]

All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

As of 2 May 2015
Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Trenkwalder Admira II Austria 2008–2010 41 23 6 12 56.10
FC Admira Mödling Austria 2010–2013 124 57 26 41 45.97
Wolfsberger AC Austria 2013– 73 33 10 30 45.21
Career Total 238 113 42 83 47.48


  1. ^ "Mattersburg: Jahr eins nach Kühbauer" (in German). 6 July 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Dietmar KühbauerFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Öhlinger, Gerhard; Passo, Fernando; Stokkermans, Karel (29 February 2012). "Appearances for Austrian National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 

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