robert sara


Full name: Robert Sara

Date of birth: 9 June 1946

Place of birth: Oberlainsitz, Austria

Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Playing position: Defender

 

Robert Sara is a former Austrian football player, born in Oberlainsitz, near St. Martin im Waldviertel.

Sara became a club legend at Austria Wien, after staying 20 years at the club and winning major silverware with them. He started his professional career at 19 and won 8 league titles, 6 domestic cups and played in the 1978 Cup Winner's Cup Final which they lost 4–0 against Anderlecht. His 571 games is a record for the most appearances by a player in the Austrian top flight. Sara was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century in 2001.

 

International career

He made his debut for Austria in a 3-2 win over England at Wembley in October 1965 and played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup finals. Captain of the team, he played the decisive pass to Hans Krankl to score the winning goal against arch-rivals West Germany in a game dubbed The miracle of Córdoba, which the Austrians won 3–2 and which was Austria's first win against West Germany for 47 years.

He earned 55 caps, scoring 3 goals.

 

Palmarès 

Austria Wien

Austrian Bundesliga (8): 1968–69, 1969–70, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84

Austrian Cup (6): 1966-67, 1970-71, 1973-74, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1981-82

 

Years Team Apps Goals
1955-1964 SV Donau (Youth)    
1965-1984 FK Austria Wien 571 23
1985 Favoritner AC Wien 20 0
Total   591 23
       
National team      
1965-1980 Austria 55 3