Kühbauer with Admira in 2013.
|Full name||Dietmar Kühbauer|
|Date of birth||4 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, Austria|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2008–2010||Trenkwalder Admira II|
|2010–2013||FC Admira Mödling|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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.
He made his debut for Austria in a May 1992 friendly match against Poland and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He earned 55 caps, scoring five goals. On 4 September 2005, he announced his retirement from international matches. His final international was a September 2005 World Cup qualification match against Poland.
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.
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
All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.
- As of 2 May 2015
|Trenkwalder Admira II||2008–2010||41||23||6||12||56.10|
|FC Admira Mödling||2010–2013||124||57||26||41||45.97|