Rudi Weinhofer

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Rudi Weinhofer
Personal information
Full name Rudolf Weinhofer
Date of birth (1962-05-07) 7 May 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth Austria
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1988 Rapid Vienna 158 (11)
1988 First Vienna FC ? (?)
1988–1990 St. Pölten ? (?)
1990–1991 Stockerau ? (?)
National team
1986–1987 Austria 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Rudolf "Rudi" Weinhofer (born 7 May 1962) is an Austrian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a midfielder.


Professional career[edit]

Weinhofer began his professional career in 1980 with Rapid Vienna, and made over 150 league appearances for the club over the next eight seasons.[1] During the Second Round of the 1984–85 European Cup Winners' Cup, in a match against Scottish side Celtic, Weinhofer claimed to have been hit and injured by an object thrown by Celtic's fans; UEFA ordered the match to be replayed.[2] Rapid progressed at Celtic's expense, and eventually reached the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup Final – a match which Weinhofer played in – before losing to Everton.

After leaving Rapid in 1988, Weinhofer later played for First Vienna FC, St. Pölten, and Stockerau.[1]

International career[edit]

Weinhofer earned four caps for the Austrian national side between 1986 and 1987.[1]

After football[edit]

From 2009, Weinhofer worked as a benefits claim checker for the Austrian Health Service.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Rudolf WEINHOFER" (in German). Rapid Archiv. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  2. ^ David McDaid (29 September 2009). "Rapid return raises frenzy". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Gary Ralston (12 September 2009). "Rapid Vienna cheat Rudi Weinhofer now a benefit claim checker". The Daily Record. Retrieved 19 August 2010.