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Toni Fritsch (born July 10, 1945 in Petronell, died September 13, 2005 in Vienna) was an Austrian football (soccer) player who later started a successful career in American football in the US. July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government CIA World Factbook Entry for United States House. ...


Soccer career

Toni Fritsch started to play football (soccer) at an early age and joined the Austrian record titleholder Rapid Vienna at the age of 13. After six seasons, he was admitted to the club's first league team and played his first professional game in fall 1964. During his time there, he played 123 games for Rapid, scoring 15 goals. The team won the Austrian Championship three times (1964, 1967, 1968) and the Austrian Cup twice (1968, 1969). He was described as a small, but extremely fast striker. The Sportklub Rapid Wien or SK Rapid Wien is one of the two large football teams in Vienna. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a list of all Austrian Champions in football: By year 1912 Rapid Vienna 1913 Rapid Vienna 1914 WAF 1915 WAC 1916 Rapid Vienna 1917 Rapid Vienna 1918 Floridsdorfer AC 1919 Rapid Vienna 1920 Rapid Vienna 1921 Rapid Vienna 1922 Wiener Sportclub 1923 Rapid Vienna 1924 Amateure (later renamed... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Austrian Cup is, since 1919, an annual football (soccer) tournament in Austria. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ...


Fritsch played for the Austria national football team nine times. He scored two goals when Austria defeated England 3-2 in London's Wembley Stadium on October 20, 1965, from which his nickname "Wembley-Toni" is derived. This was only the third time for a continental team to beat England at home (following Hungary in 1953 and Sweden in 1959). First International Austria 5 - 0 Hungary (Vienna, Austria; October 12, 1902) Largest win Austria 9 - 0 Malta (Salzburg, Austria; April 30, 1977) Worst defeat Austria 1 - 11 England (Vienna, Austria; June 8, 1908) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1934) Best result Third place, 1954 European Football Championship Appearances None... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... New Wembley Stadium (2006) Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American football

In 1971, Fritsch spontaneously decided to move the US, where he was hired by an NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, as a placekicker. In 1972, he won the Super Bowl with his team, and remains the only Austrian having done so. In 1976, he switched to the San Diego Chargers, and later he played for the Houston Oilers, the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Gamblers. In 1980, he was voted into the NFL All Star Team. He scored 758 points in 125 games during his 11-year NFL career, among those 317 for Dallas 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships 5: 1971 (Super Bowl VI), 1977 (Super Bowl XII), 1992 (Super Bowl XXVII), 1993 (Super Bowl XXVIII), 1995 (Super Bowl XXX... Placekicker is the title of the player on an American football team who is responsible for the kicking duties of points after touchdowns (PATs), field goals, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy The first Super Bowl was played in 1967, as commemorated by this stamp issued in 1999 by the United States Postal Service featuring the ticket for that first game. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 327-357-11 The San Diego Chargers are a National Football League team... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1967 Home Field To be announced due to Hurricane Katrina City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 235-344-5 The New Orleans Saints are... The Houston Gamblers were an American football team that competed in the United States Football League in 1984 and 1985. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Even though Fritsch worked for Rapid Vienna for one year in 1992/1993, he remained a resident of Houston throughout the rest of his life. The Sportklub Rapid Wien or SK Rapid Wien is one of the two large football teams in Vienna. ... 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Houston redirects here. ...


Death

On September 13, 2005, Toni Fritsch suddenly collapsed on a Vienna street after a meal at a restaurant. He died of heart failure at the age of 60. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


 
 

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