Toni Linhart

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Toni Linhart
Toni Linhart 1978.JPG
Personal information
Full name Anton Hans Jörg Linhart
Date of birth (1942-07-24)July 24, 1942
Place of birth Donawitz, Austria
Date of death May 12, 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 70)
Place of death Timonium, Maryland
Playing position defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1969 Wiener Sportclub
National team
1963–1969  Austria 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 August 2008
Toni Linhart
Date of birth (1942-07-24)July 24, 1942
Place of birth Donawitz, Austria
Date of death May 12, 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 70)
Place of death Timonium, Maryland
Career information
Position(s) Kicker
Career history
As player
1972 New Orleans Saints
1974–1979 Baltimore Colts
1979 New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1977,1978
Awards PFW Golden Toe Award (1976)
Career stats

Anton Hans Jörg Linhart (July 24, 1942 – May 12, 2013) was an Austrian football player who later started a successful career in American football in the U.S..


Linhart was born in Donawitz, Austria. He played association football (soccer) for Wiener Sportclub in the Austrian Bundesliga and also for the Austria national football team.

In 1972 he moved to the US and joined the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League as a placekicker. He spent most of his NFL career with the Baltimore Colts. Linhart was voted into the Pro Bowl twice, and was the NFL's leading scorer in 1976. Toni Linhart is one of only three Austrians who have played in the NFL, the other two being Ray Wersching and Toni Fritsch, also placekickers in the 1970s.

On May 12, 2013, Toni Linhart died in Timonium, Maryland, aged 70.[1]


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