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The Best Soccer Players from Austria

Updated July 6, 2021 511 votes 135 voters 37.3k views111 items

List RulesVote up the best soccer players from Austria.

Who is the best soccer player from Austria? This list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Austria, and the best Austrian soccer players are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. Who is the greatest Austrian soccer player of all time?

Some of the best Austrian footballers are classic players like Ernst Ocwirk, Hans Krankl, and Andi Herzog. There are also current Austrian legends in the making such as David Alaba, Marko Arnautović, Daniel Bachmann, and Marcel Sabitzer. So, who are the best Austrian footballers? 

Vote up the best Austrian soccer players of all time, and help decide who is the best Austrian footballer in history.

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  • 1
    Defender, Midfielder
    22
    16

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Aleksandar Dragović (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Драговић, pronounced [aleksǎːndar drâɡoʋitɕ, alěksaːn-]; born 6 March 1991) is an Austrian footballer who plays as a defender for German club Bayer...  more
  • 2
    Midfielder
    8
    2

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ernst Ocwirk (7 March 1926 – 23 January 1980) was an Austrian football player and coach. He is regarded as one of the greatest Austrian footballers of all time. He spent the majority of his playing...  more

    #147 of 1,185 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#70 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

  • 3
    Midfielder
    7
    2

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Andreas Herzog (born 10 September 1968), also known as Andy Herzog (English) or Andi Herzog (German), is an Austrian former footballer and the current head coach of Israel national football team....  more
  • 4
    7
    2

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Johann "Hans" Krankl (born 14 February 1953 in Vienna) is a retired Austrian footballer. A prolific striker, Krankl is regarded by many as one of Austria's greatest players....  more
  • 5
    Forward, Midfielder
    5
    2

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Gerhard Hanappi was an Austrian football midfielder as commonly regarded as one of the greatest Austrian footballers....  more
  • 6
    Forward
    4
    0

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Marc Janko (born 25 June 1983) is a former Austrian footballer who played as a striker for the Austria national team. Janko was a successful goal-scorer, particularly during his time at Austrian...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceKozlov, Czech Republic

    Matthias Sindelar (German: [maˈtiːas ˈʃɪndəlaːɐ̯]; 10 February 1903 – 23 January 1939) was an Austrian footballer. He played as a centre-forward for the celebrated Austria national team of the early...  more
  • 8
    Forward, Midfielder
    4
    4

    BirthplaceSplit, Croatia, Croatia

    Ivica Vastić (German pronunciation: [iˈvɪtsa ˈvastɪtʃ]; born 29 September 1969) is a retired Croatian-born Austrian football international midfielder, formerly a striker and current coach. He played,...  more
  • 9
    5
    6

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Herbert Prohaska (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛɐ̯bɛɐ̯t pʁoˈhaska, - ˈpʁɔhaska]; born 8 August 1955 in Vienna, Austria) is a retired Austrian football player. He ranks among Austria's greatest football...  more
  • 10
    5
    6

    BirthplaceVillach, Austria

    Stefan Hierländer (born 3 February 1991 in Villach, Carinthia) is an Austrian professional association football player currently playing for Sturm Graz....  more
  • 11
    Forward, Midfielder
    8
    10

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Christopher Drazan (born 2 October 1990) is an Austrian football midfielder currently playing for FC Vaduz....  more
  • 12
    BaruchLalaev addedForward
    8
    10

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Anton Schall was an Austrian football forward who played for Austria in the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Admira Vienna, and later managed FC Basel. Normally a versatile left footed forward...  more
  • 13
    Midfielder
    8
    11

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Yasin Pehlivan (born 5 January 1989) is an Austrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gençlerbirliği....  more
  • 14
    Midfielder
    11
    16

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ümit Korkmaz (German pronunciation: [ˈyːmɪt ˈkɔʁkmats]; born 17 September 1985) is an Austrian footballer of Turkish descent who plays as a winger for First Vienna....  more
  • 15
    Defender
    3
    4

    BirthplaceSimmering, Vienna, Austria

    Karl Sesta (18 March 1906 – 12 July 1974) was a footballer who represented both the Austrian and German national sides....  more
  • 16
    Midfielder
    3
    5

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Stefan Kulovits (born 19 April 1983) is an Austrian football midfielder who plays for SV Sandhausen of the 2. Bundesliga....  more
  • 17
    Forward, Midfielder
    4
    6

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Martin Harnik (born 10 June 1987) is an Austrian footballer who plays for Werder Bremen and for the Austrian national football team. He plays as a forward or as a right winger....  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceAustria-Hungary

    Johann "Hans" Horvath (20 May 1903 – 30 July 1968) was an Austrian footballer. Normally a forward, Horvath was one of the most noted Austrian footballers of his generation well known for his passing...  more
  • 19
    2
    3

    BirthplaceWiener Neustadt, Austria

    Raphael Holzhauser (born 16 February 1993) is an Austrian professional football midfielder....  more
  • 20
    Attacking midfielder
    2
    5

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Karl Decker (September 5, 1921 - September 27, 2005) was an Austrian footballer and manager. He is usually regarded as one of Austria's greatest players and one of the most prolific players of his...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceMistelbach, Austria

    Mario Hieblinger (born 5 July 1977) is an Austrian football player who is currently under contract with Austrian amateur club SK Amateure Steyr as both player and manager. He plays as a defender....  more
  • 22
    Defender, Midfielder
    3
    6

    BirthplaceKlagenfurt, Austria

    Robert Schellander (born 31 January 1983) is an Austrian professional association football player who currently plays for Austrian Regional League side SC Bregenz. He plays as a midfielder....  more
  • 23
    3
    7

    BirthplaceVösendorf, Austria

    Karl Brauneder (born 13 March 1960 in Vösendorf, Austria) is a retired football defender. During his club career, Brauneder played for Wiener Sport-Club, Rapid Wien and Stahl Linz....  more
  • 24
    BaruchLalaev addedForward
    3
    9

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Karl Zischek was an Austrian football forward who played for Austria in the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He also played for FC Admira Wacker Mödling....  more
  • 25
    Defender
    3
    8

    BirthplaceMattersburg, Austria

    Lukas Rath (born 18 January 1992) is an Austrian association football player, currently playing for Austrian Football Bundesliga side SV Mattersburg. He plays as a defender....  more