|Full name||Alfred Riedl|
|Date of birth||2 November 1949|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2001||Khatoco Khánh Hòa|
|2011–2012||Laos (Technical Director)|
|2012–2013||Visé (Head of Youth Development)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He used to play for FK Austria Wien when he left Austria for the Belgian club Sint-Truiden at the age of 22. After he played eight seasons in Belgian First Division (two with Sint-Truiden, two with Royal Antwerp and four with Standard Liège), Riedl enjoyed a brief spell at FC Metz in France. He came back to Austria after a single season, to play for Grazer AK, and then at Wiener Sportclub and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. He finished twice as top scorer of the Belgian First Division.
As a manager, Riedl has coached Olympique Khouribga (Morocco, 1993–94), Al-Zamalek (Egypt, 1994–95), Al Salmiya (Kuwait, 2001–03), and many national teams, including Austria (1990–92), Liechtenstein (1997–98), Palestine (2004–05), Vietnam (1998–2001, 2003–04, 2005–07), and Laos (2009–10). In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, he has coached Vietnam to a 2–0 victory over UAE and help the team to get to the quarterfinal for the first time in history. Unfortunately, in late 2007, after the team's disappointing performance in the SEA Games 2007 competition, he was fired and replaced by the Portuguese coach Henrique Calisto. On the October 2008, he returned to Vietnam to coach the Hải Phòng soccer club. However, after only three matches with poor performance, he was dismissed. On 9 July 2009, he signed a contract as head coach of Laos, the contract runs two years.
On 4 May 2010, Alfred Riedl was named the new coach of Indonesia's national and under-23 sides. He led the Indonesian national team to the 2010 AFF Suzuki Final but lost to Malaysia on 2–4 aggregate score. Then suddenly, on 13 July 2011, he lost his job because of a "contract dispute", after a highly publicized political power struggle within the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), and was replaced by Wim Rijsbergen.
After a return to Laos as technical director and Belgian club Visé as head of youth development, Riedl was reappointed as Indonesia national team head coach on December 2013, signing a 3-year contract. His contract was terminated by mutual consent at the end of 2014, after Indonesia failed to qualify to the knockout stages of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup. Riedl then accepted the head coach job of PSM Makassar in early 2015, but resigned on April the same year because of health issues, before the league even starts.
Rield returns as the head coach of Indonesia in 2016 on a one-year contract, and this time he guided Indonesia to the finals of 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, repeating his 2010 performance. After Indonesia lost to Thailand 2-3 on aggregate in the finals, his contract was not renewed by PSSI.
Honours (as a player)Edit
Honours (as a manager)Edit
- AFF Championship
- Runners-up (1): 1998
- Southeast Asian Games
- Runners-up (1): 1999
- King's Cup
- Runners-up (1): 2006
- "Hai Phong fires coach Riedl". VietNamNet Bridge. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
- Neuer Job für Alfred Riedl
- AFC website
- The Jakarta Post: PSSI Fires Riedl Appoints New Coach Archived 15 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". www.oberliga-a.at. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2008.