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|Date of birth||6 February 1927|
|Place of birth||Innsbruck, Austria|
|Date of death||28 July 1999(aged 72)|
|Place of death||Klagenfurt, Austria|
|1967–1970||SK Sturm Graz|
|1970–1972||SK Rapid Wien|
|1980–1981||1. Wiener Neustädter SC|
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.) and coach. Springer's grave is in his home-town Klagenfurt, Carinthia ("Friedhof Annabichl").
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").
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