Herbert Prohaska


storieinfuorigioco.com
storieinfuorigioco.com

Date of birth: 8 August 1955

Place of birth: Vienna, Austria

Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Playing position: Midfielder

 

 

Herbert Prohaska is a retired Austrianfootball player. He ranks among Austria's greatest football players of all time. His nickname "Schneckerl", Viennese dialect for curly hair, derives from his curly haircut in his younger years. A talented, combative midfielder, Prohaska played as a deep-lying playmaker, known for his precision passing.

Prohaska started his professional career in 1972 at the football club Austria Vienna. Here he won four Austrian league titles and three Austrian Cup. After an experience in Italy in Inter Milan and in AS Roma, he returned to Austria Vienna in 1983 to finish his playing career at home.

 

International career

Prohaska made his debut for Austria in a November 1974 friendly match against Turkey and was a participant at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups. He earned 83 caps, scoring 10 goals. His final international was a June 1989 World Cup qualification match against Iceland, but he retired before the 1990 World Cup.

 

 

Palmarès 

As a player

Austrian Football Bundesliga (7): 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986

Austrian Cup (4): 1974, 1977, 1980, 1986

Italian Serie A Championship (1): 1983

Italian Cup (1): 1982

Austrian Player of the Year (Krone-Fußballerwahl) (2): 1975, 1985

Austrian Player of the Year (APA-Fußballerwahl) (3): 1984, 1985, 1988

UEFA Jubilee Awards (Austrias Golden Player) (1): 2004

As a manager

Austrian Football Bundesliga (2): 1991, 1992

Austrian Cup (2): 1990, 1992

Austrian Manager of the Year (Krone-Fußballerwahl) (1): 1997

 

Years Team Apps Goals
1972-1980 FK Austria Wien 259 62
1980-1982 Internazionale 56 8
1982-1983 Roma 26 3
1983-1989 FK Austria Wien 194 35
Total   535 108
       
National team      
1974-1989 Austria 83 10
       
Teams managed      
1990-1992 FK Austria Wien    
1993-1999 Austria    
1999-2000 FK Austria Wien