Manfred Linzmaier
Manfred Linzmaier is a retired Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

n footballer
Football (soccer)
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. He is now a football manager.

Club career

Nicknamed Tyroler Keegan, Linzmaier started his professional career at FC Wacker Innsbruck
FC Wacker Innsbruck
FC Wacker Innsbruck was Austrian association football club from Innsbruck, Tyrol.- History :The Fußball-Club Wacker Innsbruck was established in 1915 by Jakob Hanspeter, Benedikt Hosp, Josef Leitner, Josef Albrecht and other now unknown football enthusiasts and adopted club colours of black and...

, later renamed FC Swarovski Tirol
FC Swarovski Tirol
FC Swarovski Tirol was an Austrian association football club from 1986–1992, based in Innsbruck, Tyrol.It was created as a split-off of FC Wacker Innsbruck, whose Bundesliga license it adopted at the end of the 1985–86 season. With manager Ernst Happel it won the Austrian football championship of...

, and stayed for 12 years playing alongside German midfield maestro
Midfield Maestro
The term Midfield Maestro is a cliché used in football to describe a midfield player that excels in the technical and creative aspects of midfield play. A midfield maestro often creates goalscoring opportunities for the attackers, while at the same time controlling the tempo of the match and...

 Hansi Müller
Hansi Müller
Hans-Peter "Hansi" Müller is a former German footballer.-Club career:Playing for his hometown side VfB Stuttgart, he took part to the UEFA Euro 1980 with West Germany, aged 22, after a brief taste of action at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, where started all four games. The tournament would prove to...

. He moved to Second Division
Austrian Football First League
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 LASK Linz
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 to clinch promotion to the Austrian Football Bundesliga. He then had a short spell at Vorwärts Steyr before winning the 2nd division title again with FC Linz
FC Linz
FC Linz was an Austrian football club based in Linz, Upper Austria. It was founded on 30 June 1946 as SV Eisen und Stahl 1946 Linz, a factory squad of the public VÖEST steel company...

. He finished his career at hometown club FC Kufstein
FC Kufstein
FC Kufstein is an Austrian football club located in Kufstein, a town in the state of Tyrol in the west of the country. They currently play in the Austrian Regional League, the third tier of Austrian football.-History:...


After his playing career, he became assistant to head-coach Kurt Jara
Kurt Jara
Kurt Jara is a retired Austrian footballer.-Club career:Jara started his professional career with local side FC Wacker Innsbruck before moving to Spanish outfit Valencia CF in 1973. After two seasons in La Liga he joined German Bundesliga team MSV Duisburg where he spent 5 seasons and reached the...

 at FC Tirol, Hamburger SV
Hamburger SV
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 and 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Kaiserslautern
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International career

He made his debut for Austria
Austria national football team
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 in 1985 and was a participant at the 1990 FIFA World Cup
1990 FIFA World Cup
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. He earned 25 caps, scoring 2 goals. His last international was a May 1991 friendly match against Sweden
Sweden national football team
The Swedish national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Råsunda Stadium in Stockholms län and their head coach is Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first...



  • Austrian Football Bundesliga (2):
    • 1989, 1990
  • Austrian 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...

    • 1989, 1993

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