Heribert Weber

Heribert Weber (born 28 June 1955 in Pöls) is a retired Austrian football defender and later a football manager. He currently works as Sky Austria's main pundit and analyst for their coverage of the Austrian Football Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

Heribert Weber
Heribert Weber - FC Admira Wacker Mödling (1).jpg
Weber as the sporting director for Admira in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Heribert Weber
Date of birth (1955-06-28) 28 June 1955 (age 66)
Place of birth Pöls, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
–1974 FC Pöls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1978 Sturm Graz 116 (9)
1978–1989 Rapid Wien 315 (39)
1989–1994 SV Salzburg 149 (9)
Total 581 (57)
National team
1976–1989 Austria 68 (1)
Teams managed
1994–1995 FC Puch
1995 Austria U-20
1995–1996 Austria U-18
1995–1996 Austria U-19
1996–1998 SV Salzburg
1998–2000 Rapid Wien
2001–2002 1. FC Saarbrücken
2003–2004 SC Untersiebenbrunn
2008–2010 FC Admira Wacker Mödling (Sporting director)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Styria, Weber started his professional career at Sturm Graz and joined Vienna giants Rapid Wien after the World Cup in 1978. He played a major part in the most successful of Rapid teams in the 1980s, claiming the League crown four times, winning 4 domestic cups and most prominently losing the UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final in 1985 against Everton. He skippered Rapid in 1981 and from 1986 through 1989. He was voted in Rapid's Team of the Century in 1999.

At the end of his career he moved to SV Salzburg, with whom he won another league title during the club's most successful period.[1] In 1994, he played with them in the UEFA Cup final against Inter Milan.

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Austria in an April 1976 friendly match against Sweden and was a participant at the 1978 FIFA World Cup and at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[2] He earned 68 caps, scoring one goal.[3] His final international game was an October 1989 World Cup qualification match against Turkey.

Coaching careerEdit

As a football coach he coached SV Salzburg with whom he won another league title, Rapid Wien and 1. FC Saarbrücken (Germany).


as a playerEdit

as a managerEdit

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