Wilhelm Hahnemann

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Wilhelm "Willy" Hahnemann (born April 14, 1914 in Vienna ; † August 23, 1991 there ) was an Austrian football player and coach .

As a connector he was Austrian champion six times with Admira Vienna and Wacker Vienna and is one of the best shooters in the league with 230 goals . As a coach he won with the Grasshopper Club Zurich the Swiss championship .


Successful connector at Admira and Wacker

Willy Hahenmann began his football career at SR Donaufeld , from which he came to the I. League for SK Admira Vienna in 1931 . He was able to quickly establish himself as a links link and quickly made a name for himself in the shadow of the famous Jedleseer left wing Schall - Vogl . In the 1935/36 season he was even able to become Austrian marksman king . Willy Hahnemann's partner as right winger at Admira was Leopold Vogl at that time . He himself was considered a prudent, well-shot striker with a good header game and technical skill. In the period up to 1939, the gypsy, as he was called because of his complexion, was able to collect five Austrian championships with the botanists and win the ÖFB Cup twice . In the famous 8-0 victory over Rapid in the 1934 Cup final, he appeared as a three-time goal scorer. The crowning highlight of Hahnemann's Admiralty career, however, was his entry into the 1934 final of the Mitropacup , where he also contributed two goals against Naples and hits against Sparta and Juventus .

After Willy Hahnemann was able to prove himself internationally at the club, he made his debut in the national team against Poland on May 12, 1935 and also scored a goal at 5-2. In the following years he was part of the team's regular squad, but the annexation of Austria and the Second World War at the height of his career meant a serious turning point. Series champion Admira crashed, he himself stayed, but became a regular player in the Reich German team with whom he scored numerous goals in country matches with occupied and allied territories, albeit of little value in sporting terms. Willy Hahnemann was also one of those Austrian players who took part in the 1938 World Cup in the Reich German team , where he scored 1-0 in the replay against Switzerland. After the end of the war, the Admiraner was forced to transfer to SC Wacker Wien due to his place of residence in Vienna, which was then divided into four , where he was able to seamlessly build on old successes and won the double in 1947. As the club's top goalscorer in the championship and with two goals in the cup final in the 4-3 draw against Austria , he played a key role in the only two national Wacker titles.

End of career, coaching activities and ending as a tennis player

Willy Hahnemann was again one of the firm starts in the Austrian national team and at the end of his international career was allowed to lead the red-white-red team as captain at the 1948 Olympic Games . The striker did not let himself be disturbed by the lighter affair in 1949 and remained a regular at Wacker in the A-League until 1952, in which he had scored a total of 221 goals. The striker then took the coaching position at Vienna , with whom he reached fourth place in his first coaching year in 1953. Subsequently, in 1953 he replaced Hans Krauss as coach of SpVgg Fürth in the German Oberliga Süd , where he stayed for a total of two years. The Grasshopper Club Zurich finally lured him to Switzerland. Willy Hahnemann stayed with the former Rappan club for a total of three seasons , winning the championship and Swiss Cup double in 1956 .

In 1958 he moved to the National League B for FC Biel-Bienne for a year , where promotion to the NLA was only just missed. Willy Hahnemann was then called back to Meidling by Wacker after the black and whites got more and more into trouble. Ultimately, the former striker had to replace himself in an A-League game against Vienna due to a lack of players and, as a 45-year-old, also scored his 230th championship goal. In 1961/62, the Viennese took on an engagement at FC Biel-Bienne again before retiring from professional football. As a player-coach of the Hütteldorfer AC in the 3rd Vienna class, he was even top scorer and ultimately brought back to the NLA for the 1966/67 season by Lausanne-Sports , where he once again reached the cup final under Karl Rappen. From 1968 to 1970 Hahnemann coached the second-class Vienna AC and then in the 1st Amateur League Black Forest-Bodensee 1970/71 the FV Biberach , with whom he became runner-up.

Willy Hahnemann always remained active in sports, was one of the best tennis players in the country among the senior citizens and earned accordingly as a tennis coach. At the age of 78, Willy Hahnemann collapsed dead on the tennis court.

In 1993 the Hahnemanngasse in Vienna- Floridsdorf (21st district) was named after him.


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