Johann Mock

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Johann "Hans" Mock (born December 9, 1906 in Vienna , Austria-Hungary , † May 22, 1982 in Vienna) was an Austrian and German football player on the position of defender and center runner .


Johann Mock began his career at FC Nicholson (later FC Wien) before moving to Austria Wien in 1927 . With the violets, the elegant and technically perfect middle runner was able to win the Austrian Cup three times (1933, 1935, 1936). Together with Karl Adamek , Karl Gall and Walter Nausch he formed the strong Austria midfield formation of the 1930s and twice won the Mitropacup (1933, 1936), the forerunner of today's European Cup .

Due to his strong performance at Austria, Johann Mock was called up for the first time in the national team on September 15, 1929 in the game against Czechoslovakia . Austria won 2-1 at Mock's premiere game. At the time of the legendary wonder team , Johann Mock was an important part of the national team, for example playing in the 5-0 win against Germany . However, the classic middle runner of the old Viennese school had to be satisfied with the position of the right outer runner in view of the competition from Josef Smistik and Leopold Hofmann in the miracle team . By the connection of Austria to the German Reich the defender completed a total of twelve games for the Austrian national team. During Austria's time as part of the Third Reich, Johann Mock wore the jersey with the imperial eagle five times between 1938 and 1942, at times also as captain, and took part in the 1938 World Cup in France with the German team . According to an interview by Franz Schwarz, son of the Austria President from 1933 to 1938 and Michl Schwarz from 1946 to 1955 , in 2008, Mock was a member of the NSDAP and SA member, which was illegal in Austria at the time, even before 1938 . Mock was involved in 1938 when the club management at Austria was taken over by the National Socialists.

In 1942, Hans Mock, who made a total of 40 selection games, finally ended his active career. After a brief coaching activity at Vorwärts Steyr and Badener AC , he retired entirely from football and ran his own wine bar in downtown Vienna until he died at the age of 75 .



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