Ernst Melchior
Ernst Melchior was an Austria
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n football
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Club career

He played seven years for Austrian giants Austria Wien before moving to France
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 where he played for FC Rouen
FC Rouen
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 and FC Nantes.

International career

Melchior made his debut for Austria
Austria national football team
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 in an April 1946 friendly match against Hungary
Hungary national football team
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 and was a participant at the 1948 Summer Olympics He earned 36 caps, scoring 16 goals. His last international was a November 1953 World Cup qualification match against Portugal
Portugal national football team
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Death and legacy

Melchior died, aged 58, after a long illness in Rouen
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. In his honour, a gasse (street) in Vienna
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was named after him.

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