Kühbauer with SK Rapid Wien in 2018
|Full name||Dietmar Kühbauer|
|Date of birth||4 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Heiligenkreuz im Lafnitztal, Austria|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Rapid Wien (Head coach)|
|2008–2010||Trenkwalder Admira II|
|2010–2013||FC Admira Mödling|
|2018||SKN St. Pölten|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Heiligenkreuz, Burgenland, Kühbauer started his professional career at Admira Wacker, making his Austrian Football Bundesliga debut in 1987, at 16 years of age. After five years he moved to city rivals Rapid Wien with whom he won a league and domestic cup title. He also played in the 1996 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final against Paris St Germain in Brussels, which Rapid lost. "Don Didi" is still considered a star among the Rapid fans. In 1999, he was chosen in Rapid's Team of the Century.
In 1997, he moved abroad to join La Liga side Real Sociedad and in 2000 he signed for German Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg. Two years later, he returned to Austria to play for his childhood team SV Mattersburg where he finished his playing career after the 2007–08 season.
He made his debut for Austria in a May 1992 friendly match against Poland and was a participant at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He earned 55 caps, scoring five goals. On 4 September 2005, he announced his retirement from international matches. His final international was a September 2005 World Cup qualification match against Poland.
On 16 February 1997, Kühbauer's three months-pregnant wife Michaela drove to Schwechat to pick him up after Rapid had enjoyed a winter break in Dubai. Tragedy happened when her car slewed off the road near Eisenstadt and she was rushed to hospital, with three ribs having punctured her lung. She fell into a coma and died a half year later. A disillusioned Kühbauer then left Austria to start a new career abroad.
On 18 November 2008, he signed a contract by Trenkwalder Admira II as head coach. In 2010, he became coach of the first squad and led the team to the promotion to the Austrian Football Bundesliga. From September 2013 to November 2015 he was the trainer of Wolfsberger AC.
FC Admira Mödling
- "Mattersburg: Jahr eins nach Kühbauer" (in German). vienna.at. 6 July 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- Dietmar Kühbauer – FIFA competition record
- Öhlinger, Gerhard; Passo, Fernando; Stokkermans, Karel (29 February 2012). "Appearances for Austrian National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- Willkommen Zuhause, Didi Kühbauer, skrapid.at, 1 October 2018