Erich Hof

Austrian footballer (1936–1995)

Erich Hof (3 August 1936 – 25 January 1995) was an Austrian footballer and coach. played as a forward mostly for Wiener Sport-Club.

Erich Hof
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-08-03)3 August 1936
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 25 January 1995(1995-01-25) (aged 58)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1952 SCR Hochstädt
1952–1964 Wiener Sport-Club 209 (177)
1964–1965 FK Austria Wien 5 (1)
1964–1969 Wiener Sport-Club 93 (44)
National team
1957–1968 Austria 37 (28)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Wiener Sport-Club
1971 Austria Salzburg
1974–1979 Wiener Sport-Club
1980–1982 FK Austria Wien
1982–1984 Austria
1985–1986 Wiener Sport-Club
1987 Diagoras F.C.
1989–1990 FK Austria Wien
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career change

He was born in the Brigittenau district of Vienna. Hof began playing football as a striker with SCR Hochstädt. In 1952 he went to Wiener Sport-Club. There he played until 1969. Only 1964/65 he played for FK Austria Wien. In 1959 and 1961 he was top scorer of the Austrian league with 32 and 21 goals. [1] Hof was a leading Austrian footballer in the 1960s and was known as "The Professor of Football" (Der Professor des Fußballs).[2]

Hof made 37 appearances and scored 28 goals for the Austria national football team from 1957 to 1968. He made his debut in a friendly match against West Germany on 10 March 1957.[3]

Coaching career change

He was coach of Wiener Sport-Club (1969–70, 1974–1979, and 1985–86), Austria Salzburg and FK Austria Wien (1980–1982 and 1989-90). From 1982 to 1984 he was coach of the Austrian national football team. He also managed Diagoras Rhodos in Greece.

Personal life change

Hof died from lung cancer in a Vienna hospital on 25 January 1995.[2] He was the brother of retired footballer Norbert Hof.

Honours change

Player change

Coach change

References change

  1. "Eine Legende wäre heute 70 geworden: Am 3. August 1936 kam Erich Hof auf die Welt" [A Legend would be 70 years old today: On 3 August 1936, Erich Hof entered the world] (in German). 2 August 2006. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Der "Professor" des Fußballs ist tot" [The "Professor" of football is dead]. Kurier (in German). 26 January 1996. p. 22.
  3. Klukowski, Tomasz (21 April 2011). "Erich Hof - International Goals". RSSSF.

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