Ernst Happel

Ernst Happel is the most prominent figure on the Austrian football field on account of his career both as a player and coach. He spent 14 years playing for Rapid Vienna, winning 7 times Austrian Championship title, and 2 years for Racing Club de Paris. But Happel is more famous for his honours as a coach, winning the league title in four different countries and silver medal in 1978 World Cup and thus becoming one of the most successful coaches in the history of European and world football. He worked in clubs, such as Feyenoord, Sevilla, Club Brugge and Hamburger SV to say a few among others. After his death in 1992 Praterstadion in Vienna, the biggest football stadium in Austria, was renamed after him in his honour.