Willibald Ruttensteiner

Willibald "Willi" Ruttensteiner (born 12 November 1962) is an Austrian businessman and football administrator and manager who serves as head coach of the Israel national team as well as the head of the youth development program "Project12". Following the resignation of Dietmar Constantini in September 2011, Ruttensteiner was acting trainer of the Austria national team[1] for two games. In the two games he managed a win and a tie.

Willie Ruttensteiner
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Personal information
Full name Williblad Ruttensteiner
Date of birth (1962-11-12) 12 November 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Steyr, Austria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Union Wolfern
SK Amateure Steyr [de]
Union Vöcklamarkt [de]
FC Union Wels [de]
Teams managed
1993-1995 ATSV Sattledt [de]
1995-1996 FC Linz U18 (trainer)
1996-1997 FC Linz (co-trainer)
1997-1998 FC Linz
1998-1999 LASK (sports director)
1998-1999 Upper Austria (youth manager)
1999-2001 Austria Football Association (sports coordinator and U21 trainer)
2001-2006 Austria Football Association (sports director and U21 trainer)
2005, 2011 Austria (trainer)
2006-2018 Austria Football Association (sports director)
2018-2020 Israel Football Association (sports director)
2020–2022 Israel
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He was also responsible for the signing of national coach Marcel Koller, who was controversial in the beginning and later very successful.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Ruttensteiner was born in Steyr, Austria. He is Christian.[3]

Career as managerEdit

Career as a playerEdit

Managerial StatisticsEdit

As of Match played 26 March 2022
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Israel July 2020 present 20 8 3 9 040.00


  1. ^ "Constantini gibt auf und taucht unter" (in German). Der Standard. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  2. ^ Hackl, Christian (11 September 2015). "Ruttensteiner: "Ich war in Trance und packte es kaum"" (in German). Der Standard. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  3. ^ ""אי אפשר לחלום על המונדיאל, צריך סבלנות"". 5 September 2021.
  4. ^ Gossmann, Gerald (12 October 2015). "Der PowerPoint-Willi" (in German). Zeit. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Bilanz des Interimchefs" (in German). Wiener Zeitung. 13 October 2005. Retrieved 11 March 2016.

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