Heinrich Retschury

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Heinrich Retschury
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Personal information
Full name Heinrich Retschury
Date of birth 5 January 1887
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 11 June 1944
Playing position defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906 –1912 First Vienna FC
National team
1908 – 1909 Austria
Teams managed
1914 –1919 Austria
1937 Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Heinrich Retschury (born 5 January 1887 in Vienna; died 11 June 1944) was an Austrian football player, referee, coach and official. He played for First Vienna FC and the Austrian team as defender.

Career[edit]

Heinrich Retschury played for First Vienna FC as defender.[1] Together with Wilhelm Eipeldauer he formed the defence of the club. He also played in the Austrian national football team. His first match was a 4:0 win against Transleithanien. Transleithanien was the Hungarian part of the Austrian-Hungary Empire. He played another 5 times in the team . His last match was a 1:8 versus England on June 1, 1909.[2] Later he was a member of the Olympic squad for the Stockholm Olympic games in 1912, but he did not play there.[1]

Referee and coach[edit]

After his football career he became a successful international referee. At the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, he was referee and led three matches (Semifinal: Uruguay-Netherlands 2:1; First Bronze medal match: Netherlands-Sweden 1:1; Second round match: Sweden-Belgium 8:1) He also led a lot of league- and cupmatches in Austria.

During the First World War he was caretaker of the football national team because the coach Hugo Meisl became soldier. (22 matches: 8 won, 3 draws, 11 lost). Also in the year 1937, after the death of Hugo Meisl, he became caretaker of the national team (5 matches: 2 won, 1 draw, 2 lost) and reached the qualification for the 1938 FIFA World Cup where Austria did not play, because the country was occupied by Germany.

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