|Date of birth||29 October 1928|
|Place of birth||Austria|
|Date of death||15 January 2010 81)(aged|
|1949–1964||SK Rapid Wien|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Karl Giesser (29 October 1928 – 15 January 2010) was an Austrian football midfielder who played for Austria in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He also played for SK Rapid Wien.
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