Les Scheinflug

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Les Scheinflug
Personal information
Full name Ladislav Scheinflug
Date of birth (1938-10-01) 1 October 1938 (age 80)
Place of birth Bückeburg, Germany[1]
Playing position left Midfielder or striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1968 Sydney Prague
1969 Club Marconi
1971 Canterbury-Marrickville
National team
1965–1968 Australia 6 (4)
Teams managed
1969 Marconi Fairfield
1971 Canterbury-Marrickville
1972 South Coast United
1973 Sydney Croatia
1974 Australia "Assistant Coach"
1974–1975 Western Suburbs
1977 Brisbane Lions SC
1978 Adelaide City
1979–1986 Marconi Fairfield
1981–1984 Australia
1987–1990 Blacktown City
1990 Australia
1994 Australia
2002 Fiji
2004–2005 Marconi Fairfield
2006 Sydney Olympic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 August 2007

Ladislav 'Les' Scheinflug (born 1 October 1938 in Bückeburg, Germany) is a former football (soccer) player and coach.[2]


Arriving in Australia in the early 1950s he lived as a youth at Villawood Migrant Hostel and played for the hostel soccer team (Villawood Tigers) He was picked to play in the Southern Districts representative soccer team during these years

Between November 1965 and April 1968 Scheinflug played 6 full international matches for Australia, scoring four goals.

Before the 1974 World Cup he became becoming assistant to head coach Rale Rasic of the national side. He later served himself on several occasions as head coach of the Socceroos as well as the under 17 and 20 sides.

In 1979 Les Scheinflug won the Australian Championship and in 1980 the Australian Cup, both with Marconi Fairfield. In 1979, he was voted Coach of the Year by the Australian Soccer Press Association.


  • Australian Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductee
  • Australian National Team Coach
  • Australian Youth Team Coach
  • 1979 NSL Coach of the Year
  • New South Wales Representative Honours
  • 1959 - Northern New South Wales
  • 1965 - Torpedo Moscow, Chelsea
  • Representative Honours
  • 1959 - NSWSF XI v The Rest
  • 1965 - Sydney XI v Torpedo (c), Sydney XI v Hapoel Tel-Aviv