Karl Stotz, Austrian football player and manager, Died at 90


Karl Stotz was born on March 27, 1927, and died on April 4, 2017.

He was a former Austrian football player from Vienna.

When he was a young soldier, Karl fought in the Battle of Stalingrad, was captured in 1944 and only returned home in 1948.

When he return to his homeland, he played three years for FC Wien before joining Austria Wien in 1951.

During his 12 years with the Vienna giants he won 4 league titles and 2 domestic cups.

During 2001, Stotz was chosen in Austria’s Team of the Century.

Later, Stotz went into coaching and managed Austria Wien and the Austria national team whom he led to the 1982 FIFA World Cup but was sacked just before the tournament.

He died in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria.

Karl Stotz passed away at 90 years old.