Franz Binder

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Franz Binder
Personal information
Full name Franz Binder
Date of birth (1911-12-01)1 December 1911
Place of birth St. Pölten, Austria
Date of death 24 April 1989(1989-04-24) (aged 77)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1949 Rapid Wien 242 (267)
National team
1933–1947 Austria 19 (16)
1939–1941 Germany 9 (10)
Teams managed
1949–1951 Rapid Wien
1952–1954 SSV Jahn Regensburg
1954–1955 1. FC Nürnberg
1960–1962 PSV Eindhoven
1962–1966 Rapid Wien
1969–1970 TSV 1860 Munich
1975–1976 Rapid Wien
SW Bregenz
FC Kufstein
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franz Binder (1 December 1911 – 24 April 1989) was an Austrian football player and coach who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Binder came from a family of labourers. He had nine siblings. When he was 15 years old he played football for the first team of Sturm 19 St. Pölten.[1] Nicknamed Bimbo, Binder was a prolific goalscorer who played for SK Rapid Wien. He won the national Austrian championship four times and was three times top goalscorer in Austrian league. In 1941 he also won the German championship with a 4–3 victory against Schalke 04, when he scored three goals.

He is the all time leading scorer of Rapid and regarded as one of the greatest Austrian players of all times.[2] In his whole career he would score 1006 goals in 756 matches. With an average-score of 1.33 goals per match, it is among the most prolific scorers in football history. Binder is one of the few players to score more than 1000 goals in his professional career alongside Arthur Friedenreich, Gerd Müller, Ferenc Puskás, Josef Bican and Pelé.

International career[edit]

Internationally he represented the Austria national football team (19 caps, 16 goals), and the Germany national football team (9 caps, 10 goals) during the Anschluss.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After retirement from playing he became a football coach, of teams such as SSV Jahn Regensburg, PSV Eindhoven, 1. FC Nürnberg, TSV 1860 Munich and Rapid Wien.

Player honours[edit]


Rapid Wien


  • Austrian Bundesliga top goalscorer: 1933, 1937, 1938[4]
  • Gauliga Top Goalscorer: 1939, 1940, 1941


  1. ^ "Binder, Franz "Bimbo"". Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "FIFA : Rapid's 110 glorious years". Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Franz Binder – International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Österreichs Torschützenkönige" (in German). Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2008.

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