Andreas Lipa

Andreas Lipa (born 26 April 1971) is an Austrian football manager and former footballer who played as a defender and midfielder.

Andreas Lipa
Personal information
Full name Andreas Lipa[1]
Date of birth (1971-04-26) 26 April 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 First Vienna 35 (5)
1992–1993 Austria Salzburg 3 (1)
1993–1994 LASK 9 (0)
1994–1997 Austria Lustenau 93 (4)
1997–2002 Grazer AK 106 (10)
2002–2003 Skoda Xanthi 14 (0)
2003–2004 Port Vale 32 (2)
2004–2006 Austria Lustenau 42 (0)
2006–2008 Wiener Sport-Club 57 (6)
2008–2009 SV Wienerberg 34 (1)
Total 425 (29)
National team
2000 Austria 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014–2015 First Vienna FC II
2015–2016 First Vienna FC
2017 1. FC Bisamberg
2017 SC Austria Lustenau
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During a 19-year career, Lipa was active as a professional in Austria, Greece and England, playing for First Vienna, LASK, Austria Salzburg, Austria Lustenau, Grazer AK, Skoda Xanthi, Port Vale, Wiener Sport-Club and SV Wienerberg. He later managed First Vienna FC.

He also played at international level, earning one cap for the Austrian national team in 2000.

Club careerEdit

Born in Vienna, Lipa spent his early career in his native Austria with First Vienna, LASK, Austria Salzburg, Austria Lustenau and Grazer AK.[citation needed]

Lipa left Austrian football, and after a trial with English club Portsmouth in January 2002,[3] he joined up with Greek side Skoda Xanthi. Coach Nikos Karageorgiou led the Alpha Ethniki club to a 9th-place finish in 2002–03. In June 2003 he returned to England to sign with Port Vale of the Second Division.[4] During a 5–1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle at Vale Park on 18 October 2003, Lipa made a racist comment to Plymouth player Jason Bent. Lipa wrote a letter of apology to Bent and said "he wished he could turn the clock back", but was docked a week's wages.[5] Bent accepted the apology as Lipa claimed to have spoke "in the heat of the moment" and the club also issued a statement of apology, stating Lipa "is in no way racist".[6] Despite this he was still charged by the Football Association.[7] He scored twice in 33 games in 2003–04, finding himself sidelined from the first team after manager Brian Horton was replaced by Martin Foyle. He featured in two League One games for the "Valiants" in 2004–05, and after a spell plagued with injuries he was released in November 2004,[8] returning to his native lands to re-sign with Austria Lustenau. He signed for Wiener Sport-Club in 2006 and the 37-year-old moved to SV Wienerberg in summer 2008. Despite being contracted to the club until 2010, he retired in June 2009.

International careerEdit

Lipa made one substitute appearance for the Austrian national side in April 2000 in a 2–1 defeat to Croatia, replacing Günther Neukirchner on 67 minutes. He was handed his debut by Otto Barić, his former manager at Austria Salzburg.[citation needed]

Management careerEdit

Lipa coached the youth team at Austrian Regionalliga Regionalliga Ost side First Vienna FC, before being elevated to first team manager in April 2015.[9] He led the club to a second-place finish behind SV Horn in the 2015–16 season, before he was replaced by SV Horn coach Hans Kleer.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Lipa's English wife, Sarah Adams-Lipa, publicly spoke out against the WAGs culture in British football.[11] She also appeared on the British TV programme Come Dine with Me, appearing on fourth week of programmes of the first series in 2005 and winning the £1,000 first prize. In 2009, it was revealed that the couple had been defrauded by Texan swindler Allen Stanford.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season Division League National Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
First Vienna 1989–90 Austrian Bundesliga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1990–91[13] Austrian Bundesliga 12 1
1991–92[13] Austrian Bundesliga 20 4
Total 35 5
Austria Salzburg 1992–93[13] Austrian Bundesliga 3 1
LASK 1993–94[13] Austrian First League 9 0
Austria Lustenau 1994–95[13] Austrian First League 18 0
1995–96[13] Austrian First League 25 1
1996–97[13] Austrian First League 30 1
1997–98[13] Austrian Bundesliga 20 2
Total 93 4
Grazer AK 1997–98[13] Austrian Bundesliga 15 3
1998–99[13] Austrian Bundesliga 29 5
1999–2000[13] Austrian Bundesliga 29 2
2000–01[13] Austrian Bundesliga 23 0
2001–02[13] Austrian Bundesliga 10 0
Total 106 10
Skoda Xanthi 2002–03[13] Alpha Ethniki 14 0
Port Vale 2003–04[14] Second Division 30 2 2 0 1[a] 0 33 2
2004–05[14] League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 32 2 2 0 1 0 35 2
Austria Lustenau 2004–05[13] Austrian First League 10 0
2005–06[13] Austrian First League 32 0
Total 42 0
Wiener Sport-Club 2006–07[13] Austrian Regionalliga 29 3
2007–08[13] Austrian Regional League 28 3
Total 57 6
SV Wienerberg 2008–09[13] Austrian Regional League 24 0
2009–10[13] Austrian Regional League 10 1
Total 34 1
Total 425 29 2 0 1 0 428 29
  1. ^ Appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andreas Lipa". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ "FootballSquads - Port Vale - 2004/05". www.footballsquads.co.uk. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Pompey hand Austrian trial". BBC Sport. 24 January 2002. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Vale net Lipa". BBC. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Lipa sorry for racist slur". BBC Sport. 21 October 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Apology over racist comment". BBC Sport. 21 October 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  7. ^ "FA awaits Lipa response". BBC Sport. 18 November 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Lipa time with Vale comes to end". BBC Sport. 15 November 2004. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  9. ^ "First Vienna FC trennt sich nach Pleite von Trainer". Heute (in German). 26 April 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Hans Kleer neuer Trainer bei der Vienna". Sky Sports Austria. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  11. ^ Giles Hattersley (12 February 2006). "Footballers' wives, the new model". The Times. London. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  12. ^ "Causa Stanford trifft auch österreichischen Fussballer". Boerse Express (in German). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Andreas Lipa in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 June 2016.