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Josef Smistik (28 November 1905 – 28 November 1985) was an Austrian football player and manager. Smistik played mainly in midfield as a wing half but could also play as a defender. A very versatile player Smistik was known for his strength, stamina and long balls. He was captain of the famous Austrian Wunderteam at international level.

Josef Smistik
Personal information
Date of birth (1905-11-28)28 November 1905
Place of birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 28 November 1985(1985-11-28) (aged 80)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
1921–1926 ESV Stadlau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1937 Rapid Wien 201 (20)
1938–1940 ESV Stadlau
1940–1941 FAC
1941–1945 Kremser SC
National team
1928–1936 Austria 39 (2)
Teams managed
1952–1956 FC Schaffhausen
1958–1959 Austria Wien
1964–1965 FC Schaffhausen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

At club level, he played for Rapid Wien, ESV Stadlau, FAC and Kremser SC.

He later coached FC Schaffhausen[1] and Austria Wien.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2014-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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