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Christian Ilzer

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Christian Ilzer
Personal information
Full name Christian Ilzer
Date of birth (1977-10-21) 21 October 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Puch bei Weiz, Austria
Club information
Current team
Sturm Graz (Manager)
Youth career
1986–1998 USK Raiffeisen Puch
1998–1999 SV Ada Anger
2001–2004 USK Raiffeisen Puch
2004–2006 SC Sparkasse Weiz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 USK Raiffeisen Puch
Teams managed
2006–2007 USK Raiffeisen Puch (player-manager)
2007–2011 TSV Hartberg (assistant)
2012–2013 SC Weiz
2013–2014 TSV Hartberg (assistant)
2014–2015 Wiener Neustadt (caretaker)
2014 Wiener Neustadt (caretaker)
2015 TSV Hartberg
2015–2017 Wolfsberger AC (assistant)
2017–2018 TSV Hartberg
2018–2019 Wolfsberger AC
2019–2020 Austria Wien
2020– Sturm Graz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christian Ilzer (born 21 October 1977) is an Austrian football manager. He is currently the manager of Sturm Graz.

Coaching career

As a teenager, three cruciate ligament injuries stopped his career and at the age of only 17, where became coach of USK Raiffeisen Puch's U17 squad. In addition to his job as an electronics technician, he started a second education as a trainer. From 2006 to 2007, he was in charge of the first team of USK Raiffeisen Puch as a playing manager.[1] From July 2007 to July 2011, he was assistant manager under manager Bruno Friesenbichler at TSV Hartberg.[1]

In September 2011, he worked with the Austrian U19 national team as a fitness coach, while he in the 2012/13 season also was the manager of SC Weiz.[1] From the summer 2013, once again he became assistant manager under manager Bruno Friesenbichler at TSV Hartberg.[1] After one season at TSV Hartberg, he joined SC Wiener Neustadt as assistant manager. On 12 November 2014, Heimo Pfeifenberger was fired at Neustadt and Ilzer took over as caretaker manager. Ilzer was in charge for one game which he won 2-0 against Wolfsberger AC, before Helgi Kolviðsson was appointed as manager on 23 November 2014. Ilzer continued his role as assistant manager at the club, before he left at the end of the season and then became manager of TSV Hartberg.[1] He left his position already on 25 November 2015, to become assistant manager at Wolfsberger AC under Heimo Pfeifenberger.[1]

On 29 May 2019, Ilzer was appointed manager of FK Austria Wien for the 2019/20 season.[2]

On 17 July 2020, he was hired as manager of Sturm Graz.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f CHRISTIAN ILZER IM PORTRÄT,, 28 May 2019
  3. ^ "CHRISTIAN ILZER NEUER CHEFTRAINER" (in German). Sturm Graz. 17 July 2020.
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