Peter Schöttel

Peter Schöttel (born 26 March 1967) is a retired Austrian footballer and manager. He currently works as a pundit for Sky Austria.

Peter Schöttel
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Schöttel managing Rapid Wien in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Peter Schöttel
Date of birth (1967-03-26) 26 March 1967 (age 55)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Rapid Wien
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–2002 Rapid Wien 436 (4)
National team
1988–2002 Austria 63 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Rapid Wien II
2007–2008 Wiener Sport-Club
2009–2011 SC Wiener Neustadt
2011–2013 Rapid Wien
2015–2016 SV Grödig
2017 Austria U19
2017– Austria (sporting director)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

In his playing career Schöttel played exclusively for Rapid Vienna, making him a cult hero with Rapid fans. He was also Rapid's captain between 1997 and 2001. He won league and domestic cup titles with Rapid and played the full 90 minutes of the 1996 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final against Paris St Germain in Brussels, which Rapid lost. In 1999, he was chosen as a member of Rapid's Team of the Century.

After finishing his playing career, he began working as a coach for the Rapid amateurs, continuing his association with the club until 2006. On 11 November 2006, after sustaining criticism for negotiating TV punditry contracts while allowing his duties at Rapid to wane, he left the club. In the summer of 2007, he began work as a trainer with Wiener Sportclub with his contract running until the end of June 2008.[1]

His squad number, 5, was retired by Rapid Wien until the 2011 season as a mark of respect for Schöttel's playing career.

International careerEdit

Schöttel made his international debut for Austria in a February 1988 friendly match against Switzerland and was a participant at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2] He earned 62 caps but scored no goals.[3] His final international match was the embarrassing 0–9 demolition by Spain in a European Championship qualifying match in March 1999. In 2002, he just played for four minutes in a friendly match against Norway for his official retirement.

Coaching careerEdit

In December 2009, Schöttel was appointed as manager to the Austrian Bundesliga club SC Wiener Neustadt. In 2011, he became manager of Rapid Wien. He was sacked on 17 April 2013.[4] Schöttel was hired as Grödig head coach.[5]

Coaching statisticsEdit

As of 9 May 2012
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Rapid Wien II 1 July 2001 31 December 2002
Wiener Sport-Club 1 July 2007 30 June 2008
SC Wiener Neustadt 14 December 2009 31 May 2011
Rapid Wien 1 June 2011 17 April 2013.[4] 40 19 14 7 047.50
Total 40 19 14 7 047.50



Rapid Wien


  1. ^ "Peter Schöttel Playing Career with Rapid Vienna".
  2. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
  3. ^ Appearances for Austrian National Team – RSSSF
  4. ^ a b "Nach dem Pasching-Schock: Rapid entlässt Schöttel". kicker. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Peter Schöttel ist neuer Grödig-Trainer" (in German). Österreich. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.

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