Günter Kronsteiner

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Günter Kronsteiner
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-09-14) 14 September 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Austria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
DSV Leoben
Wacker Innsbruck
Red Bull Salzburg
Rapid Lienz
Teams managed
Rapid Lienz (Player-Coach)
1998–1999 DSV Leoben
2004–2005 Austria Vienna
2011–2013 Villacher SV
2013–2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
2016– 1. FC Tatran Prešov
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Günter Kronsteiner (born 14 September 1953) is a former Austrian footballer who was most recently head coach of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the American North American Soccer League, currently manager of Slovak 1. FC Tatran Prešov[1]

Playing career[edit]

During his playing career, Kronsteiner had played with DSV Leoben,[2] Wacker Innsbruck, Red Bull Salzburg, LASK Linz, and Rapid Lienz.[3] While with Wacker, he won two Austrian Bundesliga titles and participated in the UEFA Cup.[3]

Post playing career[edit]

After his playing days were over, Kronsteiner spent the majority of his time as a Director of Sports for Casino Salzburg, and FK Austria Vienna, where he had worked with and hired reputable names such as Hans Backe and Joachim Löw.[3]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

On 17 July 2013 it was announced that Kronsteiner had signed as the head coach of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[3] Despite leading the Strikers to a surprise Soccer Bowl appearance, the new team ownership announced Kronsteiner would not be returning for 2015.[4]

Kronsteiner rejoined the Strikers as head coach on June 30, 2015. This came after head coach Marcelo Neveleff resigned after nine Spring Season games. [5]

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers didn't want Gunter back the following season. A controversial and prideful figure, the organization and Gunter ended their relationship.

Gunter Kronsteiner is now in Slovakia.



Since 27 July 2013

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers 17 July 2013 5 December 2014 27 11 7 9 040.74
Slovakia 1. FC Tatran Prešov 14 October 2016 0 0 0 0 !
Total 27 11 7 9 040.74