Kurt Russ (born 23 November 1964) is an Austrian football coach and a former player.

Kurt Russ
FC Liefering gegen Kapfenberger SV (26. April 2016) 20.JPG
Russ in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-11-23) 23 November 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Langenwang, Austria
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
FC Langenwang
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kapfenberger SV
1987–1990 First Vienna 82 (12)
1990–1994 FC Swarovski Tirol 88 (1)
1994–1998 LASK Linz 92 (5)
Total 262 (18)
International career
1988–1991 Austria 28 (0)
Managerial career
SC Schwanenstadt
2007–2008 Vorwärts Steyr
2010–2013 Kapfenberger SV II
2013–2016 Kapfenberger SV
2018–2020 Kapfenberger SV
2021–2022 TSV Hartberg
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Russ began his playing career with his home town club of FC Langenwang and later moved on to Kapfenberger SV. During his professional club career he played for First Vienna, FC Swarovski Tirol and LASK Linz. He finished his career at SC Schwanenstadt to become player/coach.

International careerEdit

Russ' international debut came in the 1–0 victory over Denmark on 27 April 1988. Under Josef Hickersberger's management of the Austrian national side, Russ was an almost permanent fixture appearing in the starting line ups of 27, out of a possible 31, internationals. The culmination of which was the 1990 FIFA World Cup.[1] Hickersberger's departure issued in the era of Alfred Riedl as national coach, which saw a decline in Russ's use. His final international was a June 1991 European qualification match, like his debut game also against Denmark.

Coaching careerEdit

More recently he has been the trainer with SC Schwanenstadt and from the summer of 2007 until March 2008 he was head coach of Vorwärts Steyr. He was the head coach of Kapfenberger SV[2] from 2013 until 2016.

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