Erich Hof

Erich Hof (3 August 1936 – 25 January 1995) was an Austrian footballer and coach who played as a forward.

Erich Hof
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-08-03)3 August 1936
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 25 January 1995(1995-01-25) (aged 58)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1952 SCR Hochstädt
1952–1964 Wiener Sport-Club 209 (177)
1964–1965 FK Austria Wien 5 (1)
1964–1969 Wiener Sport-Club 93 (44)
National team
1957–1968 Austria 37 (28)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Wiener Sport-Club
1971 Austria Salzburg
1974–1979 Wiener Sport-Club
1980–1982 FK Austria Wien
1982–1984 Austria
1985–1986 Wiener Sport-Club
1987 Diagoras F.C.
1989–1990 FK Austria Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in the Brigittenau district of Vienna, Hof began playing football as a striker with FC Hochstädt. In 1952, he joined Wiener Sport-Club, where he would play until 1969, with the exception of a brief stint with FK Austria Wien in 1964. He led the Austrian league in goal-scoring in 1959 and 1961 with 32 and 21 goals respectively.[1] Hof was a leading Austrian footballer in the 1960s and was known as "The Professor of Football" (Der Professor des Fußballs).[2]

Hof made 37 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Austria national football team from 1957 to 1968. He made his debut in a friendly match against West Germany on 10 March 1957.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Hof died from lung cancer in a Vienna hospital on 25 January 1995.[2]

He was the brother of retired footballer Norbert Hof.


  1. ^ "Eine Legende wäre heute 70 geworden: Am 3. August 1936 kam Erich Hof auf die Welt" [A Legend would be 70 years old today: On 3 August 1936, Erich Hof entered the world] (in German). 2 August 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Der "Professor" des Fußballs ist tot" [The "Professor" of football is dead]. Kurier (in German). 26 January 1996. p. 22.
  3. ^ Klukowski, Tomasz (21 April 2011). "Erich Hof - International Goals". RSSSF.

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