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Karl Stotz (27 March 1927 – 4 April 2017) was an Austrian football player from Vienna.

Karl Stotz
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Personal information
Full name Karl Stotz
Date of birth (1927-03-27)27 March 1927
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 4 April 2017(2017-04-04) (aged 90)
Place of death Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 FC Wien 63 (8)
1951–1963 Austria Wien 299 (22)
National team
1950–1962 Austria 42 (1)
Teams managed
1972 Austria Wien
1976–1977 Austria Wien
1978–1981 Austria
1987 Austria Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

As a young soldier, he fought in the Battle of Stalingrad, was captured in 1944 and only returned home in 1948.


Club careerEdit

On his return to his homeland, Stotz played three years for FC Wien before joining Austria Wien in 1951. In his 12 years with the Vienna giants he won 4 league titles and 2 domestic cups.

In 2001, he was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century.

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Austria in a March 1950 friendly match against Switzerland and was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.[1] He earned 42 caps, scoring one goal.[2] His final international was a September 1962 friendly match against Czechoslovakia.


He later went into coaching and managed Austria Wien and the Austria national team whom he led to the 1982 FIFA World Cup but was sacked just before the tournament.

Stotz died on 4 April 2017 in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria, aged 90.[3][4]



  1. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  2. ^ Appearances for Austrian National Team - RSSSF
  3. ^ "Österreichs Fußball trauert um Karl Stotz". Die Presse (in German). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ "Österreich: Ex-Nationaltrainer Stotz verstorben". (in German). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-04.

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