Ernst Melchior

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Ernst Melchior
Personal information
Full name Ernst Melchior
Date of birth (1920-06-26)26 June 1920
Place of birth Villach, Austria
Date of death 5 August 1978(1978-08-05) (aged 58)
Place of death Rouen, France
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Villacher SV
1946–1953 Austria Wien 158 (120)
1954–1958 FC Rouen 158 (70)
1958–1959 FC Nantes 35 (16)
National team
1946–1953 Austria 36 (16)
Teams managed
1963–1964 Beşiktaş JK
1967 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1968–1969 Club Africain
1969–1972 Luxembourg
1972–1975 Rouen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ernst Melchior (26 June 1920 in Villach – 5 August 1978 in Rouen, France) was an Austrian football player.

Club career[edit]

He played seven years for Austrian giants Austria Wien before moving to France where he played for FC Rouen and FC Nantes.

International career[edit]

Melchior made his debut for Austria in an April 1946 friendly match against Hungary and was a participant at the 1948 Summer Olympics[1] He earned 36 caps, scoring 16 goals.[2] His last international was a November 1953 World Cup qualification match against Portugal.

Death and legacy[edit]

Melchior died, aged 58, after a long illness in Rouen. In his honour, a gasse (street) in Vienna was named after him.

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