Robert Dienst

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Robert Dienst
Personal information
Full nameRobert Dienst
Date of birth(1928-03-01)1 March 1928
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 13 June 2000(2000-06-13) (aged 72)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1942–1947 Floridsdorfer AC
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1947–1948 Floridsdorfer AC
1948–1962 SK Rapid Wien 284 (307)
1962–1968 SV Schwechat
National team
1949–1957 Austria 27 (12)
Teams managed
1972–1974 SV Stockerau
1974–1975 FK Austria Wien
1975–1977 SV Stockerau
1979–1980 SV Stockerau
1982–1986 Kremser SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Dienst (1 March 1928 – 13 June 2000) was an Austrian football forward. He died in 2000 after a long illness.

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Club career

Robert Dienst started his career at Floridsdorfer AC, where he played his first game as a midfielder during World War II. He turned into a prolific striker at Rapid Wien and became one of the most successful Austrian goalscorers in the 1950s, three times topping the top goalscorers charts and winning six league titles. With his 307 Bundesliga goals, he is still Rapid's record league goalscorer.

He scored 323 goals in 351 games in total in the Austrian Football Bundesliga.

International career

He made his debut for Austria in an October 1949 match against Hungary and earned a total of 27 caps, scoring 12 goals. [1] He was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

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