Matthias Sindelar, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Matthias Sindelar

Austrian association football player

Date of Birth: 10-Feb-1903

Place of Birth: Jihlava, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 23-Jan-1939

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Matthias Sindelar

  • Matthias Sindelar (German: [ma'ti?as '??nd?la???]; 10 February 1903 – 23 January 1939) was an Austrian footballer. He played as a centre-forward for the celebrated Austria national team of the early 1930s known as the Wunderteam, which he captained at the 1934 World Cup.
  • Known as "The Mozart of football" or Der Papierene ("The Paper Man") for his slight build, he was renowned as one of the finest pre-war footballers, known for his fantastic dribbling ability and creativity.
  • He was voted the best Austrian footballer of the 20th Century in a 1999 poll by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) and was named Austria's sportsman of the century a year before.

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