Walter Schachner - International Goals


The outstanding Austrian player scored 23 goals in 64 international matches for Austria. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  1- 2-1957
Country: Austria   
Caps: 64 (W33-D14-L17 – GF103-GA70 - %62.50)   
Goals: 23 (0.36 per match)         
Age First Cap:   19 yr 308 d     5-12-1976 vs. Malta 1-0
Age Last Cap:    37 yr 197 d    17- 8-1994 v. Russia 0-3
National Team Career: 17 yr 255 d


Caps   Goals     Date    Venue             Opponent       Score    Competition 

   1       -    5-12-76  La Valetta        Malta           1-0     World Cup Qualifier 
   2   1   1   15-12-76  Tel-Aviv          Israel          3-1
   3   1   2    9- 3-77  Wien              Greece          2-0
   4   1   3   17- 4-77  Wien              Turkey          1-0     World Cup Qualifier 
   5       3   30- 4-77  Salzburg          Malta           9-0     World Cup Qualifier 
   6       3    4- 4-78  Basel             Switzerland     1-0
   7   1   4    3- 6-78  Buenos Aires      Spain           2-1     World Cup
   8       4   18- 6-78  Buenos Aires      Italy           0-1     World Cup
   9       4   21- 6-78  Córdoba           West Germany    3-2 [*] World Cup
  10       4   30- 8-78  Oslo              Norway          2-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  11   1   5   20- 9-78  Wien              Scotland        3-2     European Champ. Qualifier
  12   1   6   15-11-78  Wien              Portugal        1-2     European Champ. Qualifier
  13       6   30- 1-79  Jaffa             Israel          1-0
  14       6   28- 3-79  Brussel           Belgium         1-1     European Champ. Qualifier
  15       6    2- 5-79  Wien              Belgium         0-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  16       6   13- 6-79  Wien              England         4-3
  17       6   29- 8-79  Wien              Norway          4-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  18       6   26- 9-79  Wien              Hungary         3-1
  19       6   17-10-79  Glasgow           Scotland        1-1     European Champ. Qualifier
  20   1   7   21-11-79  Lisboa            Portugal        2-1     European Champ. Qualifier
  21       7    2- 4-80  München           West Germany    0-1
  22       7   21- 5-80  Wien              Argentina       1-5
  23       7    4- 6-80  Budapest          Hungary         1-1
  24       7   24- 9-80  Helsinki          Finland         2-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  25   2   9   15-11-80  Wien              Albania         5-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  26       9    6-12-80  Tiranë            Albania         1-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  27       9   28- 5-81  Wien              Bulgaria        2-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  28       9   17- 6-81  Linz              Finland         5-1     World Cup Qualifier 
  29   1  10   14-10-81  Wien              West Germany    1-3     World Cup Qualifier 
  30      10   11-11-81  Sofia             Bulgaria        0-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  31   1  11   24- 3-82  Budapest          Hungary         3-2
  32   2  13   28- 4-82  Wien              Czechoslovakia  2-1
  33      13   19- 5-82  Wien              Denmark         1-0
  34   1  14   17- 6-82  Oviedo            Chile           1-0     World Cup
  35   1  15   21- 6-82  Oviedo            Algeria         2-0     World Cup
  36      15   25- 6-82  Gijón             West Germany    0-1 [!] World Cup
  37      15   29- 6-82  Madrid            France          0-1     World Cup
  38      15    1- 7-82  Madrid            N. Ireland      2-2     World Cup
  39      15   22- 9-82  Wien              Albania         5-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  40   2  17   13-10-82  Wien              N. Ireland      2-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  41   1  18   17-11-82  Wien              Turkey          4-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  42      18   27- 4-83  Wien              West Germany    0-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  43      18   17- 5-83  Wien              Soviet Union    2-2
  44   2  20    8- 6-83  Tiranë            Albania         2-1     European Champ. Qualifier
  45      20   21- 9-83  Belfast           N. Ireland      1-3     European Champ. Qualifier
  46      20    5-10-83  Gelsenkirchen     West Germany    0-3     European Champ. Qualifier
  47      20   16-11-83  Istanbul          Turkey          1-3     European Champ. Qualifier
  48      20   28- 3-84  Bordeaux          France          0-1
  49      20   18- 4-84  Wien              Greece          0-0
  50      20    2- 5-84  Lefkosia          Cyprus          2-1     World Cup Qualifier 
  51   1  21   29- 9-84  Budapest          Hungary         1-3     World Cup Qualifier 
  52      21   14-11-84  Wien              Netherlands     1-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  53      21   27- 3-85  Tbilisi           Soviet Union    0-2
  54      21   17- 4-85  Wien              Hungary         0-3     World Cup Qualifier 
  55   1  22    1- 5-85  Rotterdam         Netherlands     1-1     World Cup Qualifier 
  56   1  23    7- 5-85  Graz              Cyprus          4-0     World Cup Qualifier 
  57      23   16-10-85  Linz              Yugoslavia      0-3
  58      23   20-11-85  Zaragoza          Spain           0-0
  59      23   14- 5-86  Salzburg          Sweden          1-0
  60      23   28- 8-86  Innsbruck         Switzerland     1-1
  61      23   10- 9-86  Bucuresti         Romania         0-4     European Champ. Qualifier
  62      23   18-11-87  Wien              Romania         0-0     European Champ. Qualifier
  63      23    6- 4-88  Athinai           Greece          2-2
  64      23   17- 8-94  Klagenfurt        Russia          0-3

[*] this win against West Germany, the so-called "Wunder von Córdoba",
    obtained mythical status in Austrian football history; while it was
    the first win by Austria in a World Cup tournament against their 
    unloved neighbours ("Piefkes"), after distressing losses in 1934
    and 1954, it is usually forgotten that the match was of very limited
    interest: Austria had already been eliminated, and while West Germany
    would have reached the third place match in case of a draw, their
    chances to defend their 1974 title were more than remote: they
    needed a draw in the parallel match between the Netherlands and
    Italy (which didn't happen) coupled with a 5-goal win against Austria
    to reach the final
[!] this match entered World Cup history as the "Schande von Gijón";
    most blame should go to FIFA as in spite of the obvious lessons from
    the previous World Cup in Argentina, where the hosts had known the
    exact number of goals to score against Peru in order to reach the final
    because Brazil's match against Poland had already finished before they
    started, FIFA had not enforced the final group matches to be played
    simultaneously; because of this, Algeria, who had earlier beaten West
    Germany 2-1 in one of the all-time World Cup upsets, and had beaten
    Chile 3-2 (after a 3-0 lead at half-time which would have all but
    mathematically ensured their passage had they managed to hold on to it)
    just prior to this match, became the victims of the arrangement struck
    after West Germany took an early lead (after 11 minutes); because a 
    victory by the West Germans by 1 or 2 goals guaranteed both teams a
    place in the next round, the twenty-two actors took very great care 
    not to create any real scoring opportunities after about half an hour
    of play (only Schachner claims not to have understood during the match
    what was going on - he must have been the only one on the planet)



Total Record    
   
Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage    
    64    33   14   17  103-  70      80       62.50  
   
 23 Goals in 64 Matches (0.36 per match)     
    
Types of Goals    
World Cup               3
World Cup Qual.         7
European Champ. Qual.   8
Friendlies              5
  
Total                  23


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Last updated: 22 Jan 2009

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