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Toni upholstery
FC Admira Wacker Mödling (2013) - Anton Polster (01) .jpg
Toni Polster, 2013
Surname Anton upholstery
birthday March 10, 1964
place of birth ViennaAustria
size 188 cm
position attack
Years station
1973-1982 FK Austria Vienna
Years station Games (goals) 1
1982 →  1. Simmeringer SC  (loan) 13 00(8)
1982-1987 FK Austria Vienna 145 (119)
1987-1988 Torino Calcio 27 00(9)
1988-1991 Sevilla FC 102 0(55)
1991-1992 CD Logroñés 38 0(14)
1992-1993 Rayo Vallecano 31 0(14)
1993-1998 1. FC Cologne 150 0(79)
1998-2000 Borussia Monchengladbach 38 0(15)
2000 →  SV Austria Salzburg  (loan) 12 00(2)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1982-2000 Austria 95 0(44)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2010-2011 LASK Linz II
2011-2013 SC Wiener Viktoria
2013 FC Admira Wacker Mödling
2014– SC Wiener Viktoria
1 Only league games are given.
Toni Polster at 1. FC Cologne

Anton "Toni" Polster (born March 10, 1964 in Vienna ) is a former Austrian football player and coach . He trains the Austrian club SC Wiener Viktoria . Polster was three times Austrian champion with Austria Wien (1984 to 1986) and was considered one of the most successful and popular Austrian football players in the 1980s and 1990s. With 44 goals scored, he is the record scorer for the Austrian national team.


Players in clubs

Polster began his career in 1973 in the youth team of Austria Wien , briefly switched to 1. Simmeringer SC in 1982 and returned to Austria in the same year, for which he played until 1987. As early as 1982 he scored important goals, such as goals in the home game and away game against Panathenaikos Athens and two in the away game against Galatasaray Istanbul. He was thus decisively involved in the advance of Vienna Austria into the semi-finals of the cup winners in 1983. His goal to 1: 1 against Liverpool in Vienna in the quarter-finals of the 1985 European Cup could not prevent Austria from being eliminated. In 1986 he won the bronze shoe with 33 goals. In 1987 he was on the verge of winning the UEFA Golden Boot with 39 goals, which the Romanian Rodion Cămătaru then received with 44 partially manipulated goals . In 2007, Polster was subsequently awarded the Golden Shoe for this year. After becoming top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga three times and winning three Austrian championship titles with Austria Wien, he played for Torino Calcio in the 1987/88 season . In 1988 he moved to the first Spanish league for Sevilla FC , where he became one of the league's most dangerous goalscoring players (second in the 1990/91 goalscorer list). His other stations in Spain were CD Logroñés (1991/92) and Rayo Vallecano (1992/93).

From 1993 to 1998, Polster played in the German Bundesliga at 1. FC Köln , where he formed the league's most successful storm duo in 1994/95 with Bruno Labbadia and was second on the scorers' list in 1996/97. Polster left 1. FC Köln after relegation to the 2. Bundesliga in 1998 and moved to arch rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach ; for that he was attacked by fans of 1. FC Köln. For Borussia he played in the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga before he switched to Austria Salzburg on loan in January 2000 , where he ended his career.

Player in the national team

Polster played his first international match for the Austrian national team on November 17, 1982 against Turkey (4-0 for Austria). Between 1982 and 2000 he completed 95 international matches for the ÖFB team, in which he scored 44 goals. This puts him in second place in Austria's national statistics behind Andreas Herzog (103 missions) and ahead of Gerhard Hanappi , who made 93 missions. He is also the most successful Austrian international goal scorer. In the qualifying game on November 15, 1989 against the GDR , when Polster was whistled by his own audience, he scored three goals and was celebrated at the end of the game; the team had qualified for the 1990 World Cup in Italy . In addition to the 1990 World Cup, Polster took part in the 1998 World Cup finals in France ; The Austrian team did not qualify for the round of 16 at either tournament. His last international match was on September 1, 2000 in a 5-1 win over Iran .

In 1997, Polster was voted Sportsman of the Year in Austria and, for the second time since 1986, also Footballer of the Year .

Manager, consultant and trainer

In January 1997, Polster took over the presidency of the Cologne regional division club SV Weiden, for which he was used again in October 2000. From 2001 to 2004, Polster worked in the marketing department for Borussia Mönchengladbach . In the winter of 2004, Polster returned to his home club Austria Wien as a team manager and was able to attract international attention by reaching the UEFA Cup quarter-finals . On June 1, 2005, Polster was dismissed without notice after differences with Frank Stronach . From Polster's point of view, the dismissal was unjustified, which is why he successfully sued for loss of earnings.

At the beginning of 2010, Polster became a consultant for the Austrian Bundesliga club LASK Linz . He also coached the club's amateur team in the fourth-class Upper Austrian provincial league and made it to the regional league. In order to obtain the license in 2011, LASK initiated cost-saving measures, which also included upholstery.

Since autumn 2011, Polster has coached the upper division SC Wiener Viktoria (5th division). In the first year Wiener Viktoria made it to the Vienna City League , and in the second year the first division club Kapfenberg was thrown out of the ÖFB Cup, and in the 2011/12 season they were promoted to the Regionalliga Ost.

For the 2013/14 season , Polster succeeded Didi Kühbauer as coach at the Austrian Bundesliga club Admira Wacker and was released on August 9, 2013 after three defeats and a goal difference of 2:11 goals in the first three league games.

On January 13, 2014, SC Wiener signed Viktoria Polster as the successor to head coach Andreas Reisinger . Polster took over the club in 9th place in the 16er league, he rose with the team in the city league .

On June 2, 2019, Polster fixed promotion to the Regionalliga Ost with SC Wiener Viktoria. The title win in the Vienna City League came one round before the end of the season after a 2-1 win at WAF Brigittenau.

Positions in management

Statistics as a player

1st National League
150 games, 79 goals (1.FC Köln)
31 games, 11 goals (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
2nd Bundesliga
7 games, 4 goals (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
8 games, 5 goals (1.FC Köln)
UI cup
9 games, 5 goals (1.FC Köln)
Uefa cup
1 goal (Sevilla FC)
Primera División
55 goals (Sevilla FC)
Copa del Rey
1 goal (Sevilla FC)
World Cup 1990
3 games, 0 goals (Austria)
World Championship 1998
3 games, 1 goal (Austria), Austria - Cameroon 1: 1 (90 ')

Success as a player


Personal awards

Media figure

watch TV

In 2005 he reached the final of the first edition of the ORF show series Dancing Stars with his dance partner Michaela Heintzinger . Polster moderates at Premiere Austria as a football expert and was a co-commentator at SRG during the 2008 European Championship . He has his own column in the daily newspaper Austria . In German private television he was seen as a candidate for Entern oder Capsern ( RTL ) and Extreme Activity ( ProSieben ). In June 2008 he won the Perfect Celebrity Dinner on VOX and donated the profit to a children's charity.


Polster advertises numerous products: Currently for Volkswagen , Quelle ,, Moeller and the personnel service provider Trenkwalder and, since December 2011, for C7 (Club7 Poker).


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Toni, Walk On - 9 (with attention, love )
  AT 46 06/23/2006 (3 weeks)
Toni let it upholstery (with The Fabulous Counter Sluts )
  AT 12 09/14/1997 (12 weeks)
Toni, Walk On! (with respect love)
  AT 25th 05/26/2006 (1 week)

After a cup failure in Ulm , Polster had a ten-minute appearance at the Cologne Ring Festival in 1997 with the “scene band” Fabulöse counter sluts (“Toni, let it upholster!”), Whereupon his club, 1. FC Köln, threatened him with a fine and a warning would have. However, the sports director Rühl had to admit that according to the licensed player's contract, he cannot prohibit private appearances in public as long as the technical and organizational processes of the club are not disrupted.

Together with the band Achtung Liebe , Polster released the albums Toni Walk on 9 (2006) and 12 championship titles (2008).


In 1998, Polster published his autobiography under the title Doppelpack - Fußball mit Herz und Schmäh . At the end of September 2006, the biography of Achim Schneyder Polster was published by Egoth-Verlag Vienna . A life in 90 minutes . ( ISBN 3-902480-25-4 )

Private life

Polster was married to his wife Elisabeth until 2008. The couple have a son and a daughter. He remarried on September 17, 2018.


  • Toni Polster: double pack: football with heart and humor . Pichler Verlag, Vienna 1998, ISBN 3-85431-146-X .
  • Achim Schneyder: Polster: A life in 90 minutes . Egoth Verlag, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-902480-25-4 .

Web links

Commons : Anton Polster  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. The unbelievable Camataru ( memento of the original from August 5, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Philip Sagioglou: Interview with Toni Polster “For 1. FC Köln, caution is advised in the derby”. In: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. M. DuMont Schauberg / Kölnische Zeitung GmbH & Co KG / Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger / Neven DuMont-Haus, September 17, 2015, accessed on March 7, 2016 .
  3. ^ Matthias Arnhold: Anton Polster - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. July 31, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Roberto Mamrud: Anton "Toni" Polster - Goals in International Matches . Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. January 29, 2009. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  5. Historical Games - City of Vienna ( Memento of the original from January 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Reviews - Ballester football magazine
  7. ^ Archives Austria Vienna
  8. ↑ Vice- champion, promotion, separation: Toni Polster's coaching era at LASK , Upper Austria news, October 30, 2010
  9. The future of LASK began with the license , oö nachrichten, May 14, 2011
  10. Upholstery Club Viktoria also obliges Keglevits ,, August 17, 2011
  11. Oberliga A 2011/12
  12. ^ City league beats first league
  13. bang! Admira fires Toni Polster
  14. Polster returns to Wiener Viktoria, January 13, 2014
  15. 49-year-olds take over regional division in ninth place. , sport24, 2014-01-13.
  16. ^ Golden Vienna awards for Toni Polster and Markus Spiegel . OTS bulletin of April 19, 2018, accessed April 19, 2018.
  17. : The perfect celebrity dinner from June 22, 2008
  18. a b Chart sources: AT
  19. : DOUBLE GOLD for the 12 championship titles! , February 9, 2008
  20. ^ Secret wedding: Toni Polster has dared. October 9, 2018, accessed February 24, 2019 .