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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Date Of Birth : 10 February 1903
Position : Forward
Nation : Austria
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Austria Vienna
Caps : 43 Games (27 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1934 (3 Games with 1 Goal)
Professional Score Record : Unavailable
Club Honours : 1 Time Austrian League
5 Times Austrian Cup
2 Times Mitropa Cup (1933, 1936)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : Austria Sportsman of The Century
1999 IFFHS Austria Player of The Century

“The Mozart of Fooball” Matthias Sindelar is one of the greatest footballers before the World War II. He was a genius footballer who was full of special talent and also was principled individual didn’t compromise or abandoned his moral and ethical beliefs. Sindelar and Austria were especially prominent at the 1934 World Cup. The high point was their defeat of Hungary in quarterfinals, when Sindelar was matched up against centre-half György Sárosi, who would go on to claim a runners-up medal at the following World Cup in France. In a bruising encounter, one Hungarian was sent-off, and Johann Horvath, the Austrian midfielder, was injured and missed the semi-final against Italy. Austria then suffered a controversial defeat to the host nation, with Sindelar affected by the harsh marking of Luis Monti. Sindelar was voted 22nd greatest footballer of the Century by IFFHS’s poll as well as the greatest Austrian player of all-time.

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