Walter Nausch(right) Austria-England Eddie Hapgood (left) (1936)
|Date of birth||5 February 1907|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria|
|Date of death||11 July 1957 50)(aged|
|Place of death||Obertraun, Austria|
|1923–1925||SV Amateure Wien|
|1925–1929||Wiener Athletiksport Club|
|1940–1948||Young Fellows Zürich|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Walter Nausch (5 February 1907 – 11 July 1957) was an Austrian footballer, who later became a football manager.The captain of legendary Austrian "Wunderteam", Nausch was a very versatile player who played in almost all positions on the pitch but was mainly a left wing half. He was known for his great physical condition, versatility, and tactical awareness.
Nausch played for FK Austria Wien between 1923–25 and 1929–38, interspersed with a spell at Wiener AC.
Nausch was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century in 2001.
He made his debut for Austria in October 1929 against Switzerland but missed out on the 1934 FIFA World Cup. He earned 39 caps, scoring one goal.
He worked later as a football coach with Young Fellows Zürich (1940–1948),the Austria national football team (1948-1954) and Austria Wien.
Nausch died of a heart attack in the morning on 11 July 1957 in Obertraun (Upper Austria), where he did spend in the so-called "Sportschule" (a training centre for football).See also "Arbeiterzeitung Wien/Vienna" from July 12, 1957, page 8).
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