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Christoph Westerthaler
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Westerthaler in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-01-11)11 January 1965
Place of birth Silz, Austria
Date of death 20 July 2018(2018-07-20) (aged 53)
Height 1.70 m
Playing position Midfielder, striker
Youth career
1973–1983 SPG Silz/Mötz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 FC Wacker Innsbruck 30 (7)
1986–1988 LASK Linz 53 (18)
1988–1994 FC Swarovski Tirol 167 (66)
1994–1995 SK Vorwärts Steyr 49 (14)
1996–1997 LASK Linz 47 (13)
1997 APOEL Nicosia 0 (0)
1998–1999 Eintracht Frankfurt 47 (8)
2000 FSV Frankfurt 33 (26)
2001 VfL Osnabrück 7 (0)
Total 433 (152)
National team
1989–1993 Austria 6 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2005 FC Wacker Tirol (assistant)
2005–2007 Innsbrucker AC
2008 SV Völs
2011–2014 SV Horn (assistant)
2014–2015 SV Horn
2015–2016 SV Horn (assistant)
2016 SV Horn (interim)
2016–2017 SV Horn (assistant)
2017 SV Horn (interim)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christoph Westerthaler (11 January 1965 – 20 July 2018) was an Austrian football coach and player.

Club career

Nicknamed Gischi, Westerthaler was a small-built striker who started his professional career at FC Wacker Innsbruck and stayed with them for nine years, split by a two-season period at LASK Linz. With the Tyrolean side he won two league titles and two domestic cups. In 1994, he moved to SK Vorwärts Steyr only to rejoin LASK two years later. In 1997, he moved abroad and played in Germany for the two major Frankfurt teams and VfL Osnabrück.

In the summer of 2001 he finished his career as a player because of a knee cartilage damage.

International career

Westerthaler made his debut for Austria in an October 1989 friendly match against Malta but was not considered for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He earned 6 caps, no goals scored. His final international game was a November 1993 World Cup qualification match against Sweden.


On 20 July 2018, Westerthaler died at the age of 53, due to a heart attack.


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