Franz Binder
Franz Binder was an Austria
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n football player and coach.

Club career

Nicknamed Bimbo, Binder was a prolific goalscorer who played for SK Rapid Wien
SK Rapid Wien
The Sportklub Rapid Wien is an Austrian football club playing in the country's capital city of Vienna. Rapid is the most popular club in Austria and also record title holder having won the Austrian national football title 32 times...

. He won the national Austrian championship four times and was three times top goalscorer in Austrian league. In 1941 he also won the German championship with a 4–3 victory against Schalke 04, when he scored three goals. In his whole career he would score 1006 goals in 756 matches. With an average-score of 1.33 goals per match, it would be a world record, so Binder would have been one of few players, scoring more than 1000 goals in his career beside Gerd Müller
Gerd Müller
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, Arthur Friedenreich
Arthur Friedenreich
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, Romario
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, Josef Bican
Josef Bican
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 and Pelé
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International career

Internationally he represented the Austria national football team
Austria national football team
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 (19 caps, 16 goals), and the Germany national football team
Germany national football team
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 (9 caps, 10 goals) during the Anschluss
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Managerial career

After retirement from playing he became a football coach, of teams such as SSV Jahn Regensburg, PSV Eindhoven, 1. FC Nuremberg, 1860 München and Rapid Wien.

Player honours

  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (4):
    • 1935, 1938, 1946, 1948
  • Great Germany Gauliga (2):
    • 1940, 1941
  • Wiener Cup
    Austrian Cup
    The Austrian Cup, in German: ÖFB-Cup is an annual football competition held by the Austrian Football Association, the ÖFB.It has been held since 1919, with the exception of the time of the Anschluss between 1939 and 1945 and the period between 1950 and 1958 when the competition was deemed of...

    • 1946
  • German Cup (1):
    • 1938
  • Austrian Bundesliga Top Goalscorer (3):
    • 1933, 1937, 1938
  • Gauliga Top Goalscorer (3):
    • 1939, 1940, 1941

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