South East Asian Tour of Grazer SC 1934


The Grazer Sportclub (G.S.C.) were the first European side to visit the Dutch East Indies. At the time, they were one of the leading clubs in Styria (Steiermark), then the strongest Austrian football region after Vienna, and would win the Styrian league in the 1934/35 season.
The trip was financially supported by cigarette manufacturers Faroka, based in Malang, where the Austrian tourists lost their only match in the Dutch East Indies; their second loss, in the final match in Colombo, came in an unscheduled encounter in which the team was severely handicapped by injuries to key players incurred in their previous match in Singapore against an apparently over-zealous local city selection (captain and centre half Kastrun could not play, neither could centre forward Buchta, and 'keeper Hans Allmer only entered as a field player due to a broken thumb).
Two years after the G.S.C., their Viennese namesakes became the first professional club to tour the Dutch East Indies.
Matches in the Dutch East Indies

on Java

NB: XIs by the hosts refer to the "Bondselftal" of the local football 
    federation, e.g. the V.B.O. for Batavia and the S.V.B. (Soerabajasche
    Voetbalbond) for Soerabaja; club teams playing Grazer SC tended to
    be the 1933/34 champions of their federation (Hercules for Batavia,
    Tiong Hoa for Soerabaja, Sidolig for Bandoeng; together with the
    V.B.O. XI in the final match on Java these tended to be the most
    difficult opponents for the guests); G.S.C. also played against two
    Java selections (one from the Chinese association H.N.V.B., one from
    the Dutch association N.I.V.B.) and a team representing areas ruled
    by indigenous kings (Vorstenlanden XI; presumably identical to the
    "native" regional federation V.V.B. (later Persis) from Solo). 

 9- 6 Buitenzorg        Buitenzorg XI    0-6 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-1]
10- 6 Batavia           Hercules         1-3 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-3]
16- 6 Solo              Solo XI          2-8 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-4]
17- 6 Semarang          Semarang XI      2-4 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-2]
22- 6 Malang            Malang XI        3-1 Grazer SC        [HT: 2-0]
24- 6 Soerabaja         Soerabaja XI     3-4 Grazer SC        [HT: 2-1]
25- 6 Soerabaja         Tiong Hoa        1-2 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-1]
 1- 7 Semarang          H.N.V.B. XI      1-3 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-2]
 5- 7 Solo              Vorstenlanden XI 1-4 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-1]
 8- 7 Bandoeng          Bandoeng XI      0-3 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-1]
14- 7 Soerabaja         N.I.V.B. XI      1-4 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-0]
15- 7 Malang            Malang XI        0-6 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-1]
19- 7 Bandoeng          Sidolig          0-2 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-1]
22- 7 Batavia           Batavia XI       1-2 Grazer SC        [HT: 1-2]

NB: a match announced for 30- 6 in Solo against a Djokjakarta XI apparently
    was cancelled (the itinerary for the tourists was amended on various
    occasions during the trip).

on Sumatra

27- 7 Medan             Medan XI         1-7 Grazer SC
29- 7 Medan             Oost Sumatra XI  1-5 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-3]

Matches in Singapore

 5- 8 Singapore         Malaya Command   0-2 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-0]
 6- 8 Singapore         Singapore XI     0-3 Grazer SC        [HT: 0-2]

Match in Ceylon

 ?- 8 Colombo           Colombo League   3-2 Grazer SC        [HT: 3-1]

Total Record Grazer SC:   19  17  0  2  71-21  34


Squad Grazer SC

Players (14):
first eleven:
  Hans Allmer (goal keeper)
  Karl Allmer (left back)
  Othmar Stanek (right back)
  Othmar Kahr (left half)
  Ferdinand Kastrun (captain, centre half)
  Johann "Hans" Angerer (right half)
  Hubert Eberhard (outside left)        [or Franz Goissnigg?]
  Hubert Matejka (inside left)
  Johann "Hans" Buchta (centre forward)
  Fritz Dorner (inside right)
  Fritz Stanek (outside right)
reserves:
  Franz Engelbogen (forward)
  Walter Rudorfer (half and forward)
  Rudolf Fischerauer (half and back)

NB: the Grazer SC site does not list Eberhard but instead includes
    Franz Goissnigg; however, the match reports from "Het nieuws van den dag voor 
    Nederlandsch-Indië" and the "Indische Courant" do not mention Goissnigg at 
    any occasion, but instead list Hubert Eberhard as outside left in nearly all 
    matches; this would appear to be an unlikely mistake to have been made by the
    (native Dutch) reporters, generally able to communicate in German although 
    guilty of a few occasional misspellings (e.g. Buchla, Motheya, Staneck). 
    Eberhard also shows up in the first of the two matches in Singapore.

Officials (2):
Manager:   Alexander Niederl
Treasurer: Wilhelm Kurej


Match Details

Note: all matches in the Dutch East Indies were played in two halves of 35 minutes each.

 9- 6 Buitenzorg XI    0-6 Grazer SC

Buitenzorg XI: Hamid; Saris, De Groot; Boelaard van Tuyl, Shields,
               Rompas; Sumendap, Tolib, Boland, Jans, Minan
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Stanek
referee: De Wilde
Goals: Buchta 0-1, Stanek 0-2, Eberhard 0-3, K.Allmer (pen) 0-4,
       Buchta 0-5, Dorner 0-6
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: at Sparta-veld

10- 6 Hercules         1-3 Grazer SC

Hercules: van Ouwerkerk; Schallig, Gontha; Pesch, Zomers sr., Brugman;
          Pipper sr., Zomers jr., Pipper jr., Jahn, van Ekris
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Stanek
referee: Foltynski
Goals: 8' Buchta 0-1, 9' Matejka 0-2, 18' Matejka 0-3, Jahn 1-3
Half-Time: 1-3
Note: Hercules player Jahn had been part of the Dutch East Indies squad at 
      the Far Eastern Games 1934.
      Zomers jr. later was part of the Dutch East Indies squad at 
      the 1938 World Cup.

22- 6 Malang XI        3-1 Grazer SC

Malang XI: Mo Hien; Thong Tjiang, Parmo; Bing Lie, Schuurmans, Kian Giap;
           Cooke, Tjing Hoo, Bian Bo, Giok Tjoe, Khing Tong
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Stanek
Goals: 7' Giok Tjoe 1-0  25' Cooke 2-0  55' Khing Tong 3-0
       64' O.Stanek (pen) [according to another report: K.Allmer (pen)] 3-1
referee: Th.van Helden
Half-Time: 2-0
Note: at the time, the usual transcription of the name of the Chinese
      Malang 'keeper into Dutch was Mo Hien; later he became known as
      Mo Heng (presumably because of transcription into English) and
      played for the Dutch East Indies at the 1938 World Cup. 
      The inside left is listed as Eberhard in local newspapers but as 
      Geissnik (an apparent misspelling for Goissnigg) in a report in the 
      Sport-Tagblatt from 11 July 1934.

24- 6 Soerabaja XI     3-4 Grazer SC

Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           H.Eberhard (?), W.Rudorfer, H.Buchta, F.Engelbogen, F.Stanek
Goals: N.N. 1-0, 20' F.Stanek 1-1, N.N. 2-1, Buchta 2-2, N.N. (pen) 2-3,
       N.N. 3-3, Buchta 3-4

25- 6 Tiong Hoa        1-2 Grazer SC

Tiong Hoa: Hien Boe; Chin Hoat, Khing Tio; Sie Liong, Liong Tong, ?;
           Hong Djien, Hian Goan, Siauw Ling, Tjing Tik, Soen Djien
Goals: Tiong Hoa: Hian Goan; Grazer SC: unknown
Half-Time: 1-1
Note: Grazer SC inside right Dorner suffered a knee injury during this
      match after a brutal challenge and was brought to the hospital, 
      but apparently recovered fairly quickly.
Note: Tiong Hoa players Chin Hoat, Hong Djien and Hian Goan had all been
      part of the Dutch East Indies squad at the Far Eastern Games 1934;
      Hong Djien later was part of the Dutch East Indies squad at the
      1938 World Cup.

 1- 7 H.N.V.B. XI      1-3 Grazer SC

H.N.V.B. XI: Hien Kie; Chin Hoat, Khing Tio; Hong Djien, Sie Liong, Tjoan Lok;
             Kek Boo, Hian Goan, Tji Liang, Goan Kee, Hap Tjiauw
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, W.Rudorfer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Engelbogen, F.Stanek
Goals: 10' K.Allmer (pen) 0-1, 31' Engelbogen 0-2, Tji Liang (pen) 1-2,
       Eberhard 1-3
referee: De Wilde
Half-Time: 0-2

 5- 7 Vorstenlanden XI 1-4 Grazer SC

Goals: 5' Matejka 0-1, Giok Sing 1-1, Buchta 1-2, Buchta 1-3, Parman (og) 1-4
Half-Time: 1-1

 8- 7 Bandoeng XI      0-3 Grazer SC

Bandoeng XI: Simons; Dorst, Soekiman; Tjoetjoe, Reygers (HT: Baten), Tjoa Lok;
             Maleh Koesoema, Salzmann, Lontoh, Laktoero, Tunihululima
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, W.Rudorfer;
           H.Eberhard (?), F.Dorner, H.Buchta, F.Engelbogen, F.Stanek
Goals: 27' Buchta 0-1, Eberhard 0-2, K.Allmer (pen) 0-3
referee:  Van Beekom
Half-Time: 0-1

14- 7 N.I.V.B. XI      1-4 Grazer SC

N.I.V.B. XI: De Wilde; Dorst, De Jong; Achmad, Caumans, Asmoeadji;
             Sumendap, Harings, De Bruin, Laktoero, Cooke
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, W.Rudorfer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Stanek
Goals: 27' Harings 1-0, 37' Matejka 1-1, K.Allmer 1-2, Matejka 1-3, K.Allmer 1-4
referee: Harten
Half-Time: 1-0
Note: the N.I.V.B. XI did not include any Chinese players as those had already played
      on 1 July with the H.N.V.B. representation.

15- 7 Malang XI        0-6 Grazer SC

Malang XI: Mo Hien; Thong Tjiang, Parmo; Bing Lie, Schuurmans, Kian Giap;
           Cooke, Tjing Hoo, Bian Bo, Giok Tjoe, Khing Tong
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; O.Kahr, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Engelbogen
Goals: K.Allmer (pen) 0-1, Dorner 0-2, Dorner 0-3, Dorner 0-4, Engelbogen 0-5, N.N. 0-6
referee: Viehs
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: at the time, the usual transcription of the name of the Chinese
      Malang 'keeper into Dutch was Mo Hien; later he became known as
      Mo Heng (presumably because of transcription into English) and
      played for the Dutch East Indies at the 1938 World Cup. 

19- 7 Sidolig          0-2 Grazer SC

Sidolig: Simons; Bauer, Dorst; Sahertian, Tjoetjoe, Van der Wege;
         Maleh Koesoema, Prajatnoh, Salzmann, Laktoero, Frederiks
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; O.Stanek, F.Dorner; K.Allmer, F.Kastrun, W.Rudorfer;
           H.Eberhard (?), H.Matejka, H.Buchta, F.Engelbogen, F.Stanek
Goals: 24' Engelbogen 0-1, K.Allmer (pen) 0-2
referee: Van Helden
Half-Time: 0-1

22- 7 Batavia XI       1-2 Grazer SC

B.V.C.-terrein, Batavia
Batavia XI: Matthijsen; Denkelaar, Eddy Meeng; N.N., Frans Meeng, N.N.;
            Knape, Tetalepta, Luhukay, Loed Jahn, Kek Boo
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; K.Allmer, O.Stanek; W.Rudorfer, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer; 
           H.Eberhard (?), N.N, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, F.Stanek
Goals: 15' Buchta 0-1, 16' Luhukay 1-1, 21' Matthijsen (og) 1-2
referee: Van Helden
Half-Time: 1-2

 5- 8 Malaya Command   0-2 Grazer SC

Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Malaya Command: Perry (RAF); Mackenzie (RAF), Hall (RAF); Hilditch (RAF), 
                Rogers (RE) [c], Hawkins (Wiltshires); Chalk (Wiltshires),
                Noble (RE), Baker (Wiltshires), Rees (RASC), Rance (RE)
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; O.Stanek, K.Allmer; W.Rudorfer, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer;
           F.Stanek, F.Engelbogen, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, H.Eberhard
Goals: 50' Buchta 0-1, K.Allmer (pen) 0-2
referee: Lieut. C.Collingwood (RA)
Half-Time: 0-0
Note: reports from the Straits Times list the Stanek brothers as Hauck,
      presumably due to illegible handwritten notes (they also have Kalir
      rather than Kahr and Fischeraner rather than Fischerauer).

 6- 8 Singapore XI     0-3 Grazer SC

Anson Road Stadium, Singapore
Combined Singapore XI: Ah Kow; Gek Soo, Guan Yam; N.Hay, John Then,
                       Hor Khoon; Hussein, Hai Choo, Keng Hock, Earle,
                       Kee Siang
Grazer SC: H.Allmer; O.Stanek, K.Allmer; W.Rudorfer, F.Kastrun, J.Angerer; 
           F.Stanek, F.Engelbogen, H.Buchta, F.Dorner, H.Matejka
Goals: Matejka, Buchta, Dorner
Referee: J.Lee
Half-Time: 0-2
Note: reports from the Straits Times list the Stanek brothers as Hauck,
      presumably due to illegible handwritten notes (they also have Kalir
      rather than Kahr and Fischeraner rather than Fischerauer).
Note: the Singapore team was not at full strength, due to the absence 
      of several players from the Singapore team which won the Malaya
      Cup final vs. Penang in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 4th August.


About this document

Thanks to Neil Morrison for Singapore details

Sources: Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië, Indische Courant, Straits Times, Sport-Tagblatt, Grazer SC

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Author: Karel Stokkermans (karel@rsssf.com)
Last updated: 17 Jan 2013

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