Binder, Franz "Bimbo"

BORN 1 Feb 1911, St. Pölten, Niederösterreich - DIED 24 Apr 1989, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Baumgartner Friedhof, Waidhausenstraße 52 (Gruppe 30, Nummer 11 (Ehrengrab))

Franz Binder came from a family of labourers. He had nine siblings. When he was fiftene years old he played football for the first team of Sturm 19 St. Pölten. He played for Rapid Wien from 1930 to 1949. He won the Austrian national championship four times and he was three times the topscorer of the Austria football league. In 1941 he won the German title with Rapid after scoring three times against Schalke 04 in the final. He played nineteen times for the Austrian team and nine times for the German team during the Anschluss.

After he retired as a player be became a football coach. Among his clubs were PSV Eindhoven (1960-1962), 1. FC Nürnberg (1954-1955), 1860 München (1969-1970) and Rapid Wien (1962-1966 and 1975-1976). He died in 1989 in Vienna.


The grave of Franz Binder at the Baumgartner Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)


Binding, Rudolf G.

Published: 28 Jul 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022