Walter Schachner Profile

Walter Schachner is a former Austrian footballer who had a successful playing career both domestically and internationally.

Schachner started his career in 1975 in the then 2nd Division of the Bundesliga for Donawitzer SV Alpine, playing for them from for three years and from where he made the leap into the Austrian national football team as a second division player. After scoring ten goals in his first autumn, he was nominated to the hope team that played a tournament in Saudi Arabia and in which Schachner was the youngest squad player. [1] In 1978 he moved to FK Austria Wien for a transfer fee of 2.5 million schillings,[2] where he then became active until 1981 and with the violets three times Austrian champion and two-time top scorer of the Bundesliga. In addition to Austria, SK Rapid Wien had also wanted to sign him, in the early morning hours of 14 July 1978 Schachner signed a one-year contract. [4]

He played in the Italian league at AC Cesena after a 10 million schillings transfer in 1981. When Cesena were promoted to Serie A, the club's ultras changed their title to Weisschwarz Brigaden (meaning “Black-and-white Brigades” in German language) to honour the Austrian forward. After two years with Cesena, Schachner then moved to Torino after a 52 million schillings transfer, and also played for Pisa and US Avellino in the following years. After his career abroad, he returned to Austria and played until 1998 for several larger and smaller clubs from the top three levels. Schachner celebrated his farewell match in the last round of the 2000-01 season in the First Division at FC Kärnten, where he was already working as a coach at that time.

Walter Schachner - Info

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Name: Walter Schachner
Date of Birth: 1st February 1957
Nationality: Austria
Position(s): Forward
Career: 1975 to 1998
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Nickname(s): Schoko

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