Gernot Jurtin

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Gernot Jurtin
Personal information
Full name Gernot Jurtin
Date of birth (1955-10-09)9 October 1955
Place of birth Scheifling, Austria
Date of death 5 December 2006(2006-12-05) (aged 51)
Place of death Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria
Playing position Forward (football)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1987 Sturm Graz 373 (119)
National team
1979–1983 Austria 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gernot Jurtin (9 October 1955 – 5 December 2006) was an Austrian football player, and a legend amongst Sturm Graz fans.

Club career[edit]

Jurtin joined Sturm Graz in the summer of 1974 under coach Karl Schlechta and immediately forced his way into the starting eleven. One of his finest seasons came in 1980/81 when he scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga including five in a 7-0 win against Wiener Sportclub on 5 June 1981. He formed a prolific strike partnership with Bozo Bakota. By the time Jurtin left Sturm Graz in 1987, he had made 373 appearances for them, scoring 119 league goals. The blond-haired number 11 was the first Graz player to break the 100-goal barrier in the league.

International career[edit]

Between 1979 and 1983, he won 12 caps for Austria, scoring one goal. He made two appearances for them in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, against Chile and Northern Ireland.[1]

Death[edit]

On 5 December 2006, he died of cancer at the age of 51.[2]

Honours[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  2. ^ Gernot Jurtin dies - Steiermark.orf (German)
  3. ^ "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". www.oberliga-a.at. Retrieved 2008-07-20. [dead link]