Johann Luef

Association footballer (1905-1945)

Johann Luef (21 December 1905 – 3 April 1945) was an Austrian footballer.He played as forward for SK Rapid Wien and the Austrian national football team.[1]

Johann Luef
Personal information
Date of birth (1905-12-21)21 December 1905
Date of death 3 April 1945(1945-04-03) (aged 39)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1926 Baumgartner Sportfreunde
1926–1937 SK Rapid Wien 149 (48)
Straßenbahn Wien
National team
1929–1933 Austria 13 (0)
Teams managed
-1945 SK Vorwärts Steyer (playing coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career Edit

Johann Luef came from the amateur club Baumgartner Sportfreunde and began his career in Hütteldorf in 1926. In his first championship season, he scored 15 goals in just 12 games. He also shot his club into the Austrian Cup final in the same year. 1937 he left Rapid and played for Straßenbahn Wien. During the war years he was playing coach for SK Vorwärts Steyr.

He made his debut for the Austrian national football team on 17 March 1929 versus Czechoslovakia. His last match was on 11 June 1933 versus Belgium. He played 12 matches for Austria.[2]

Johann Luef died in a military hospital from a wound he had suffered during his deployment in East Prussia in the last weeks of the war.[3]

References Edit

  1. "Team Stats". Austria Soccer. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  2. Ö Profile Johann Luef
  3. Neues Wiener Tagblatt 3 April 1945- Rapid betrauert zwei seiner Besten (German)

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