Jürgen Macho

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Jürgen Macho
Jürgen Macho.jpg
Jürgen Macho (2011)
birthday August 24, 1977
place of birth ViennaAustria
size 192 cm
position goalkeeper
Years station
1982-1989 SC Red Star Vienna
1989-1996 SK Rapid Vienna
1996-1997 Viennese sports club
Years station Games (goals) 1
1997-2000 First Vienna FC 1894 92 (0)
2000-2003 Sunderland AFC 22 (0)
2003-2004 Chelsea FC 0 (0)
2004 SK Rapid Vienna 8 (0)
2005-2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern 54 (0)
2007-2009 AEK Athens 18 (0)
2009-2010 LASK 12 (0)
2010–2012 Panionios Athens 27 (0)
2013 FC Admira Wacker Mödling 12 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
Austria U16 6 (0)
Austria U18 2 (0)
Austria U21 7 (0)
2002-2011 Austria 26 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2016-2018 First Vienna FC 1894 (goalkeeping coach)
2018– SKN St. Pölten (goalkeeping coach)
1 Only league games are given.

Jürgen Macho (born August 24, 1977 in Vienna ) is a former Austrian football player .

Player career

Jürgen Macho played in his youth at SC Red Star Vienna and in the Rapid youth team before joining the regional division Wiener Sport-Club in 1996 . In 1997 he moved to the second division at Vienna , where he was able to establish himself as number one. In 2000, Döbling made the leap into the English Premier League ; Jürgen Macho moved to Sunderland AFC . After he was able to establish himself there in 2002/03 and made 13 championship appearances, the Viennese came on November 20, 2002 against Norway for his first international game for Austria . He came into play for Thomas Mandl in the second half .

In 2003 he switched to Chelsea , but due to an injury he did not make a single competitive game for the club and finally went back to Austria for half a season to Rapid , where he took turns in goal with Helge Payer . He ended this interim solution on January 3, 2005 by switching to the German Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern . Jürgen Macho, however, missed the Rapids championship celebration, to which he had contributed with eight games.

Due to his achievements, Macho was able to fight for a regular place between the posts at the beginning of the 2005/06 season , but lost it temporarily to Thomas Ernst . After Wolfgang Wolf replaced Michael Henke as head coach, Macho became the goalkeeper, but injured himself so badly in the second half of the season that he was out for the rest of the season. After the relegation of 1. FC Kaiserslautern to the 2. Bundesliga , Macho extended his contract for another three years and was the goalkeeper at Kaiserslautern for 2006/07, in which he played a leading role for the young team. After Macho had won a regular place in the national team in his Bundesliga time, this was now retained thanks to strong performances as a second division player.

Shortly before the start of the 2007/08 season , Macho was withdrawn from his number one position by his coach Kjetil Rekdal and sports manager Michael Schjønberg . Macho then signed an employment contract with the Greek runner-up AEK Athens on August 31, 2007 . With the club he was able to qualify for the group stage in the UEFA Cup for the first time in his career . For the 2008/09 season he received a new coach, Georgios Donis , who from then on relied on the Argentinian Diego Saja as the goalkeeper. Macho only played one league game this season. After his contract expired at the end of the season, he then left Athens.

Despite some interested parties, he did not find a club during the summer transition period. In September 2009 a move back to the Premier League to Wigan Athletic seemed likely after a successful trial period. Shortly before the contract was signed, Wigan coach Roberto Martinez decided against the commitment.

On November 5, 2009, he then agreed with the Austrian Bundesliga club LASK on a contract until the end of the season. Jürgen Macho injured his hand in the game against Sturm Graz at the beginning of March and had to be operated on.

At the EURO 2008 Macho was used in all games of the Austrian national team. In the qualifying games for the 2010 World Cup, he was not used.

In June 2010 he moved from LASK to Panionios Athens on a free transfer , where he signed a 3-year contract. After a very strong first season at Panionios, Macho extended his contract with the Greeks prematurely by a year until 2014.

In the summer of 2011, however, the goalkeeper injured himself so badly that he was out of action until January 2013. After his contract in Athens was terminated in summer 2012, Macho went to a special clinic in Augsburg for treatment. It was not until January 2013 that he was able to continue his career after an injury period of over one and a half years. He returned to the Austrian Bundesliga on January 14th and played for FC Admira Wacker Mödling in the 2013 spring season . At the end of the season he was again without a club and subsequently ended his career as an active player.

Coaching career

He then attended several coaching courses run by the Vienna Football Association and the Austrian Football Association . After completing basic training as a goalkeeper trainer through the WFV in November 2014, he received the national goalkeeper trainer diploma from the ÖFB on March 16, 2015. At the same time, he trained in 2014 and 2015 via the Association of Footballers without a club and players without a contract. At the beginning of 2016 he joined First Vienna FC 1894 as a goalkeeper coach and held this position until he left in July 2018. In addition, from spring 2018 he was also active as an assistant coach of the professional team of Vienna. In July 2018 he replaced Wolfgang Knaller as goalkeeper coach at the Austrian Bundesliga club SKN St. Pölten . Since June 2019 he has been the successor to Helge Payer goalkeeper coach at the Austrian Bundesliga club SK Rapid Vienna .


Web links

Commons : Jürgen Macho  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Ex-Lauterer Jürgen Macho with trial training at Wigan )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.sportal.de
  2. Macho switch to Wigan failed
  3. Macho returns to Austria ( Memento from July 14, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  4. LASK signs Jürgen Macho
  5. News about the injury of Jürgen Macho ( Memento from July 9, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  6. Jürgen Macho changes to SKN St. Pölten , accessed on July 3, 2018
  7. Macho new Rapid goalie trainer , accessed on July 20, 2019