Franz Binder

Franz Binder (1 December 1911 – 24 April 1989) was an Austrian football player and coach who played as a forward.

Franz Binder
Personal information
Full name Franz Binder
Date of birth (1911-12-01)1 December 1911
Place of birth St. Pölten, Austria
Date of death 24 April 1989(1989-04-24) (aged 77)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1949 Rapid Wien 242 (267)
National team
1933–1947 Austria 19 (16)
1939–1941 Germany 9 (10)
Teams managed
1949–1951 Rapid Wien
1952–1954 SSV Jahn Regensburg
1954–1955 1. FC Nürnberg
1960–1962 PSV Eindhoven
1962–1966 Rapid Wien
1969–1970 TSV 1860 München
1975–1976 Rapid Wien
SW Bregenz
FC Kufstein
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Nicknamed Bimbo, Binder was a prolific goalscorer who played for SK Rapid Wien. He won the national Austrian championship four times and was three times top goalscorer in Austrian league. In 1941 he also won the German championship with a 4–3 victory against Schalke 04, when he scored three goals. In his whole career he would score 1006 goals in 756 matches. With an average-score of 1.33 goals per match, it is a world record, so Binder is one of the few players to score more than 1000 goals in his career alongside Arthur Friedenreich, Gerd Müller, Slobodan Santrač, Josef Bican, Wacław Kuchar, Ernst Wilimowski and Pelé.

International career

Internationally he represented the Austria national football team (19 caps, 16 goals), and the Germany national football team (9 caps, 10 goals) during the Anschluss.[1]

Managerial career

After retirement from playing he became a football coach, of teams such as SSV Jahn Regensburg, PSV Eindhoven, 1. FC Nürnberg, TSV 1860 München and Rapid Wien.

Player honours


  1. "Franz Binder – International Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
  2. "Österreichs Torschützenkönige" (in German). Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 21 June 2008.
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