YA History: Helmut Köglberger

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #1 Dave Marino-Nachison, Aug 19, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2021
    More reading, more learning: Evidently Köglberger, who died in 2018, was the first Black player to appear for Austria, and one of the all-time greats of LASK Linz. His father was an American serviceman; he had no relationship with him and knew little about him at least as recently as 2014. More in this (German) obituary:




    Wiki has him as having played his entire career for Austrian teams, LASK mostly.


    This piece, also in German, adds more detail and more of his voice, including that he almost transferred to the Bundesliga, but it didn't happen.


    This is his son, Stefan, an '83 who has played and coached at various levels.


  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Winoman and Sandon Mibut repped this.
  3. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Thanks for posting these, Dave.

    I, for one, find this stuff fascinating.
    Winoman repped this.

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