Ernst Happel

1925 - 1992

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Ernst Franz Hermann Happel (29 November 1925 – 14 November 1992) was an Austrian football player and manager. Happel is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all-time, winning both league and domestic cup titles in the Netherlands, Belgium, West Germany, and Austria. Happel won the European Cup twice, in 1970 with Feijenoord and 1983 with Hamburger SV, managed Club Brugge to a European Cup runner-up finish in 1978, and won a runners-up medal with the Netherlands at the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Happel has received more than 290,342 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ernst Happel is the 18th most popular coach (up from 24th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Austria (up from 140th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Coach.

Ernst Happel was a German football player and coach. He is most famous for his time as manager of the Austria national football team.

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Among coaches, Ernst Happel ranks 18 out of 329Before him are Luiz Felipe Scolari, Louis van Gaal, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Vicente del Bosque, and Guus Hiddink. After him are Carlo Ancelotti, Marcello Lippi, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Pep Guardiola, Otto Rehhagel, and Arrigo Sacchi.

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Among people born in 1925, Ernst Happel ranks 32Before him are Douglas Engelbart, Pierre Boulez, Peter Sellers, Ananda Mahidol, Robert Edwards, and Simon van der Meer. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, Frantz Fanon, Maya Plisetskaya, Rod Steiger, and Paul Mauriat. Among people deceased in 1992, Ernst Happel ranks 18Before him are Olivier Messiaen, Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, Barbara McClintock, Benny Hill, and Jan Oort. After him are Li Xiannian, Aribert Heim, Félix Guattari, Peyo, Samuel Reshevsky, and Karl Carstens.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ernst Happel ranks 115 out of 1,075Before him are Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Ivan Illich (1926), Karl Polanyi (1886), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), and Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874). After him are Amon Göth (1908), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), Anna Maria Mozart (1720), Otto of Greece (1815), and Georg Trakl (1887).

Among COACHES In Austria

Among coaches born in Austria, Ernst Happel ranks 1After him are Hans Krankl (1953), Otto Barić (1933), and Alfred Riedl (1949).