Rudolf Bürger

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Rudolf Bürger
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Personal information
Date of birth (1908-10-31)31 October 1908
Place of birth Temesvár, Austria–Hungary
Date of death 20 January 1980(1980-01-20) (aged 71)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1920–1923 ESE Timişoara
1923 CS Tricolor Timişoara
1924 ETC Timişoara
1924–1926 Chinezul Timişoara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1930 Chinezul Timişoara N/A (N/A)
1930–1941 Ripensia Timişoara 122 (0)
National team
1929–1939[1] Romania 34 (0)
Teams managed
1939–1940 Ripensia Timişoara
1942–1946 Politehnica Timişoara
1946–1948 CAM Timișoara
1948–1950 ASA Timişoara
1950 Politehnica Timişoara
1951–1952 Electroputere Craiova
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf Bürger (31 October 1908 – 20 January 1980) was a Romanian international footballer of German ethnicity in the 1920s and 1930s who is one of a few men who participated in each of the three pre-War FIFA World Cups.

Bürger played football for Ripensia Timişoara, the first professional team in Romania which came to prominence after 1932 under the direction of Rudolf Wetzer[2][3] and was strong in the 1930s.[4][5]

Wetzer was both captain and coach of the Romanian national team at the 1930 World Cup. Bürger did not play in the 2nd World Cup but made appearances in both the first and third editions of the competition.[6]