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Herbert Prohaska

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Place of birth  Vienna, Austria
1972–1980  Austria Vienna
Weight  76 kg
Years  Team
Height  1.80 m

1970–1972  Ostbahn XI
Role  Football player
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Herbert Prohaska
Position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1955-08-08) 8 August 1955 (age 60)
Spouse  Elisabeth Prohaska (m. 1974)
Children  Birgit Prohaska, Barbara Prohaska
Similar People  Hans Krankl, Rainer Pariasek, Roman Mahlich

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Herbert Prohaska (born 8 August 1955 in Vienna, Austria) is a retired Austrian football player. He ranks among Austria's greatest football players of all time. Prohaska is currently working as a football pundit for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). 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.


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Club career

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Prohaska started his professional career in 1972 at the football club Austria Vienna. By 1980 he had helped his club to win four Austrian league titles and three Austrian Cup wins. In 1980, he joined Inter Milan, and won the Italian Cup in his second season with the nerazzurri. In 1982, he moved to AS Roma, where he won the Italian championship in his first year. He returned to Austria Vienna in 1983 to finish his playing career.

International career

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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.

Management career

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In 1989 Prohaska retired from playing. Shortly after his retirement he worked as a coach at Austria Vienna, where he won two Austrian League titles and two Austrian Cups.

In 1993, he became manager of Austria's national football team, qualifying as group winners for the 1998 World Cup in France. In 1999, he resigned after a disastrous 9–0 defeat to Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he returned to managing Austria Vienna.


In November 2003, Prohaska was selected as the Golden Player of Austria by the Austrian Football Association as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. In August 2004, he was voted the Austrian Footballer of the Century as the Austrian Football Association celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Media work

Working as a pundit for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, Prohaska suggested at the 2006 World Cup that referee Graham Poll's famous yellow card blunder was a result of heavy alcohol consumption before the match.


  • 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
  • Individual

  • Austrian Player of the Year (Krone-Fußballerwahl) (2):
  • 1975, 1985
  • Austrian Player of the Year (APA-Fußballerwahl) (3):
  • 1984, 1985, 1988
  • UEFA Jubilee Awards (Austria's Golden Player) (1):
  • 2004
  • Club

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (2):
  • 1991, 1992
  • Austrian Cup (2):
  • 1990, 1992
  • Austrian Manager of the Year (Krone-Fußballerwahl) (1):
  • 1997
  • References

    Herbert Prohaska Wikipedia