Walter Schleger

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Walter Schleger
Personal information
Full name Walter Schleger
Date of birth(1929-09-19)19 September 1929
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 3 December 1999(1999-12-03) (aged 70)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
AC Sparta Prague
Senior career*
1949–1951 Wiener Sportclub
1951–1964 Austria Wien 334 (107)
National team
1951–1962 Austria 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players - from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Korner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek. Osterrike 1958.jpg
Austria national football team in 1958 with the following players – from left to right, standing; Walter Horak, Ernst Happel, Karl Koller, Alfred Körner, Paul Halla, Walter Schleger; crouched: Helmut Senekowitsch, Gerhard Hanappi, Rudolf Szanwald, Franz Swoboda and Johann Buzek.

Prof. Dr. Walter Schleger (19 September 1929 – 3 December 1999) was an Austrian football player.


Club career

A speedy and tricky attacker, Schleger played for several clubs: he began his career in Sparta Prague, where he played in their youth team, later went to Vienna and played for Wiener Sportclub (1949–1951) and Austria Wien (1951–1964).

A veterinarian, he later became head of the genetics institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

International career

He made his debut for Austria in a September 1951 friendly match against West Germany and was a participant at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup. [1] He earned 22 caps, scoring one goal.


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