Gustav Lechner

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Gustav Lechner
Personal information
Full name Gustav Lechner
Date of birth (1913-02-17)17 February 1913
Place of birth Osijek, Austria–Hungary
Date of death 5 February 1987(1987-02-05) (aged 73)
Place of death Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1934 Slavija Osijek
1934–1941 BSK Belgrade
1941–1945 Građanski Zagreb
1945–1949 Proleter Osijek
National team
1931–1940 Yugoslavia 44 (0)
1942–1944 IS Croatia 12 (0)
Teams managed
1945–1949 Proleter Osijek (player/coach)
Metalac Osijek
Dinamo Pančevo
1953–1957 Vojvodina
1957–1958 Dinamo Zagreb
1959–1960 Velež
196x–196x Slavonija Požega
196x–1966 NK Zagreb
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gustav Lechner (17 February 1913 – 5 February 1987) was a footballer who represented both the Yugoslavian and Croatian national sides.[1]


Playing career[edit]

Born in Osijek and nicknamed Lembika,[2] he spent his early career with Slavija Osijek and BSK Belgrade; while playing with the latter he won 3 Yugoslav titles and graduated from law school.[2] In 1941 he and teammate Ernest Dubac joined Građanski Zagreb. At the end of the war, he became player-manager of Proleter Osijek.[2]

National team[edit]

Lechner played 44 matches for the Yugoslav national team between 1931 and 1940.[2] He also played 12 matches for the IS Croatian national team.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player in 1949, Lechner became a football manager and coached Metalac Osijek, Dinamo Pančevo, Vojvodina Novi Sad, Dinamo Zagreb, Velež Mostar, Slavonija Požega and NK Zagreb.[2]


BSK Belgrade
Građanski Zagreb
  • IS Croatia championship: 1943


  1. ^ "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Gustav Lehner at
  3. ^ Gustav Lehner at