François Konter

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François Konter
Personal information
Full name François Konter
Date of birth (1935-02-20) 20 February 1935 (age 82)
Place of birth Lasauvage, Luxembourg
Playing position central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1961 Chiers Rodange
1961–1966 Anderlecht 20 (0)
1966–1967 Crossing Molenbeek
1967–1971 AA Gent
National team
1955–1969  Luxembourg 77 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2009

François 'Bitzi' Konter (born 20 February 1934) is a retired Luxembourgian footballer.

Club career[edit]

Konter started his career at local team Chiers Rodange but played much of his club football in Belgium, for RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent.

International career[edit]

He played for Luxembourg's national team at the height of the country's footballing strength, making his debut in October 1955 against Switzerland, and was an integral part of the team that almost reached the semi-finals of the 1964 European Championship.

During his international career, Konter played 77 games and scored four goals.[1] He played in 16 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[2]

He was the country's all-time record cap holder from November 1966 until November 1995 when Carlo Weis overtook his tally. He played his final international game in April 1969, in a World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Luxembourg's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 November 1956 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg   Switzerland 4-1 Friendly match
2 26 April 1959 Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg   Switzerland 2-0 Friendly match
3 28 February 1960 Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg  Belgium 2-5 Friendly match
4 10 April 1960 Luxembourg (city), Luxembourg  France 5-3 Olympic qualification


1962, 1964, 1965, 1966

Personal life[edit]

Konter married Ginette Faber in 1981. They have one daughter, Nadine. His grandson Yannick Bianchini played for Jeunesse Esch and UN Käerjeng 97.

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