Athletes Famous Athletes from Austria-Hungary

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List of famous athletes from Austria-Hungary, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Austria-Hungary has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Austria-Hungarian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Austria-Hungary and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Austria-Hungary then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Ernest Erbstein, Ljubo Benčić and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Austria-Hungarian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Austria-Hungary?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Austria-Hungary in order to get more information about each one.

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Kálmán Konrád, an inside right, was one of the best football players in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1910s, and played on the Hungarian National team with his brother, Jenő ...more

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Gyula Barátky was a football player who had represented both Hungary and Romania. His preferred position was the half right. He played a total of 155 games in the national Romanian ...more

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Iuliu Bodola was a Romanian-Hungarian footballer who played international football for both of those nations. His nickname was Duduş.

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Mario Varglien also known as Varglien I was an Italian football player born in Fiume. He played club football for Juventus, winning five Serie A championships, he was also part of the Italian ...more

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Jenő Konrád also referred to as Eugen Conrad or Eugène Conrad or Eugenio Konrad was an Hungarian footballer and manager. He is most noted for his career as a football manager; he ...more

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Franjo Wölfl was a Croatian footballer. He played international football first with the Kingdom of Yugoslavia national team from 1938 and then the Croatian national team from 1940 to 1944. ...more

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Béla Guttmann was a Jewish Hungarian footballer and coach. He played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However he ...more

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Ivan Jazbinšek was a Croatian footballer.

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Miroslav "Meho" Brozović was a Bosnian Croat footballer who played international football for the Yugoslavian national team, as well as the national team fielded by Nazi-puppet ...more

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Rudolf Rupec was a Croatian footballer who played for the national teams of Austria and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. He began is career at SK Rapid Wien in 1911 and from 1913 to ...more

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Matthias Sindelar was an Austrian footballer. He played centre-forward for the celebrated Austria national team of the early 1930s known as the Wunderteam, which he captained at the 1934 World ...more

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Jaroslav Bouček was a Czech footballer, who played for AC Sparta Prague, Stade Rennais FC and the Czechoslovakia national football team. He earned a total of 31 international caps, scoring 1 ...more

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György Szűcs was a Hungarian footballer who played for Újpest FC, as well as representing the Hungarian national football team at the 1934 and the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He went on to ...more

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Ljubomir "Ljubo" Benčić was a Croatian and Yugoslav football player. Spending his entire career at Hajduk Split, Benčić was a renowned right winger and centre forward. He started ...more

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Willy Meisl was an Austrian-jewish sports journalist in the 20th century; the brother of the Austrian national football manager, Hugo Meisl. Willy Meisl's writings did much to transform the way ...more

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Anton Powolny was an Austrian footballer.

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Ivan "Ico" Hitrec is widely considered as the greatest Croatian football player before World War II. The centre-forward became a legend after scoring twice against then famous Spanish ...more

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Heinrich Schönfeld was an Austrian footballer.

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Rudolf Vytlačil was an Austrian and Czechoslovak football player and manager. Born in Schwechat on outskirts of Vienna, Vytlačil started his career at the local club Phönix Schwechat. Later ...more

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Désiré Koranyi Désiré Koranyi, aka Dezsõ Korányi or Dezsõ Kronenberger, was a Hungarian-French football player. He played club football most notably with FC Sète where ...more

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Aleksandar Živković was a Croatian footballer. Domestically he played for Croatian clubs Concordia Zagreb and Građanski Zagreb while abroad he played for Grasshopper Club Zürich and RCF ...more

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Slavko Pavletić was a Croatian football midfielder who tenured within Croatia during his spanned career. He most notably participated for the Croatia national football team during the era's of ...more

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Gustav "Egon" or "Erwin" Pollak was an Austrian footballer who played for the famed SC Hakoah Wien. He was also the first ever manager of the Israeli national football team ...more

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Otakar "Otto" Hemele was a Czech football player, who was a devoted player of Slavia Prague. He played for the Czechoslovakia national team and was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World ...more

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Ehrenfried Patzel Ehrenfried Patzel was an Ethnic German football player from Czechoslovakia. Patzel played for Teplitzer FK from 1932 to 1939, then he went to Germany to play for 1. SV Jena from 1939 to 1942 and ...more

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Vilmos "Willy" Kohut was a Hungarian footballer. He played as a Striker for the Ferencvárosi TC, French team Olympique Marseille and the Hungarian national team. Kohut got 25 ...more

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Elek Schwartz Alexandru "Elek" Schwartz was a Romanian footballer and coach of the Dutch national football team. With S.L. Benfica he won the national Championship and Cup trophies of 1965 and led ...more

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Giovanni Varglien also known as Varglien II was an Italian football player from Fiume. He played the majority of his club football for Juventus in Italy, also playing one season with his ...more

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Frane Matošić was a Croatian football player and coach. Born in Split, he played at the position of striker. He is regarded as one of Hajduk Split's greatest players ever where he is the ...more

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Dragutin Babić Dragutin Babić was a Croatian footballer who represented the national team of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics.

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Dragutin Friedrich was a Croatian footballer who represented the national team of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

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Johann "Hans" Horvath was an Austrian footballer. Normally a forward, Horvath was one of the most noted Austrian footballers of his generation well known for his passing ability and

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Karlo Muradori Karlo Muradori was a Croatian football midfielder. He won the 1942 Croatian championship with Concordia Zagreb.

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Lajos Czeizler Lajos Czeizler was a Hungarian football coach born in Heves. With altogether 11 major titles he remains one of the most successful football coaches of all time. He began his coaching career in ...more

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Slavko Kodrnja Slavko Kodrnja was a Yugoslav Croat football forward. In the 1939-40 season of the Portuguese league he was the top scorer, tied with Peyroteo. He won the 1942 Croatian championship with ...more

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Ernest Erbstein, Hungarian: Erbstein Ernő, commonly known as Ernest Egri-Erbstein was a Jewish-Hungarian football player and later manager from Nagyvárad; now known as Oradea in Romania. ...more

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Hermann Felsner Hermann Felsner also known as Ermanno Fellsner, was an Austrian football player and manager from Vienna.

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Gheorghe Ciolac Gheorghe Ciolac was a Romanian football player who played as a striker. He was a member of the Romania national football team which competed at the 1934 FIFA World Cup, but did not play any

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Karel Pešek Karel Pešek-Káďa was a Czechoslovak ice hockey and football player. He played as midfielder for Sparta Prague and the Czechoslovak football national team. He played from 1913 to 1933, ...more

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Maksimilijan "Maks" Mihelčič was a Slovenian football goalkeeper who represented the national team of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia at the 1928 Summer Olympics. One of the leading keepers ...more

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Alfréd Schaffer was a Hungarian international footballer. He is recorded as having played for a record number of clubs: 21 in a 15-year career which lasted from 1910 to 1925. He joined ...more

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Stjepan Vrbančić was a Croatian footballer. He played with Zagreb's top football clubs: with HAŠK from 1918 to 1926 and HŠK Concordia Zagreb from 1926 to 1935. From 1922 to 1927, he earned 12 ...more

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František Plánička was a Czech football goalkeeper and one of the most honoured players in the history of Czechoslovakian football. He played all his career for Slavia Prague, during ...more

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Karl Sesta was a footballer who represented both the Austrian and German national sides.

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Jaroslav Burgr Jaroslav Burgr was a Czech football defender. He played for Czechoslovakia. He was a participant in two World Cups, in 1934 and 1938. He played 57 matches for the national team. Burgr played ...more

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Josef Silný Josef Silný was a Czech football player. Silný played for Hanácká Slavia Kroměříž, SK Slavia Praha, AC Sparta Prague, SC Nîmois and Bohemians Praha. He ...more

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Rudolf Sloup-Štapl Rudolf Sloup known as Štapl was a former Czechoslovakian footballer. He played 8 games and scored 8 goals for the Czechoslovakia national football team. He represented Czechoslovakia at the 1924 ...more

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Josef Ludl Josef Ludl, was a Czech football player. He played for Czechoslovakia, for which he played 16 matches and scored six goals. He was a participant in the 1938 FIFA World Cup. In his country he ...more

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Vojtěch Bradáč Vojtěch Bradáč was a Czech football player playing as a forward. He was a devoted player of SK Slavia Praha. He played for the Czechoslovakia national team and was a participant at the ...more

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Matthias Kaburek Matthias Kaburek was an Austrian football player.