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Gerd Springer
Personal information
Date of birth (1927-02-06)6 February 1927
Place of birth Innsbruck, Austria
Date of death 28 July 1999(1999-07-28) (aged 72)
Place of death Klagenfurt, Austria
Teams managed
Years Team
1964–1967 Austria Klagenfurt
1967–1970 SK Sturm Graz
1970–1972 SK Rapid Wien
1972–1973 Alpine Donawitz
1974–1975 Austria Klagenfurt
1975–1976 Wolfsberger AC
1976–1977 Alpine Donawitz
1977–1978 Grazer AK
1979 FavAC
1979–1980 Villacher SV
1980–1981 1. Wiener Neustädter SC
1990 Austria Klagenfurt

Gerhard "Gerdi" Springer (6 February 1927 – 28 July 1999) was an Austrian footballer and coach. He was also an ice hockey player (bronze medalist with the Austrian team at the World Championships 1947; member of the Austrian team in the men's tournament at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[1]) and coach. Springer's grave is in his home-town Klagenfurt, Carinthia ("Friedhof Annabichl").[citation needed]

He coached, inter alia, SK Sturm Graz, SK Rapid Wien, Austria Klagenfurt,[2][3] Grazer AK, 1. Wiener Neustädter SC,[4] Alpine Donawitz.

Due to his "defence-playing system", Springer's nick-name was "Karawanken-Herrera" - "Karawanken" are the higher mountains in South Carinthia (near of Klagenfurt) - Helinio Herrera (team-manager in Italy, initiator of "Catenacco").[citation needed]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gerhard Springer Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
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  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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