Herfried Sabitzer

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Herfried Sabitzer
Personal information
Full name Herfried Sabitzer
Date of birth (1969-10-19) 19 October 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Judenburg, Austria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position striker
Youth career
SC St. Georgen/Judenburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Alpine Donawitz 32 (9)
1991–1993 SV Casino Salzburg 72 (19)
1994–1995 LASK Linz 41 (11)
1995–1998 Grazer AK 88 (32)
1998–2000 Austria Salzburg 51 (8)
2001 BSV Bad Bleiberg 11 (7)
2001–2003 SV Mattersburg 38 (19)
Total 333 (105)
National team
1992–1997 Austria 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Herfried Sabitzer (born 19 October 1969) is a retired Austrian football player. He is Marcel Sabitzer's father.

Club career[edit]

Born in Styria, Sabitzer started his professional career at Alpine Donawitz and scored 9 goals for them in his debut Bundesliga season. That earned him a move to SV Casino Salzburg where he formed a successful strike partnership with Heimo Pfeifenberger before losing his place to Nikola Jurčević. The burly striker moved to LASK Linz and subsequently missed out on the 1994 UEFA Cup Final which Salzburg lost to Internazionale. In 1995, he joined Grazer AK and scored a career-record 15 goals in the 1997/1998 season, earning him a move back to Salzburg. He then lost the Austrian Cup Final in 2000, ironically losing to GAK.

During the 2000/2001 season he went on to play for Second division side Bad Bleiberg and half a season later he moved on to SV Mattersburg. In his last professional season he scored 12 goals to earn Mattersburg promotion to the Austrian Football Bundesliga.

He then finished his playing career at SC Kalsdorf.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Austria in 1992 and earned 6 caps, scoring one goal. His final international game was a March 1997 friendly match against Slovenia.

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