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.
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.
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
|1972-1980||FK Austria Wien||259||62|
|1983-1989||FK Austria Wien||194||35|
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