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 Walter ZEMAN 1950-1954 
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Name: Walter Zeman

Nickname: "Tiger", "Panther"


Country: :AUT: Austria
Club: SK Rapid Wien
Position: *GK
Side: RF/BS
Age: 23-27 years (01/05/1927)

Height: 182 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Attack: 30
Defence: 93
Balance: 81
Stamina: 63
Top Speed: 69
Acceleration: 71
Response: 95
Agility: 80
Dribble Accuracy: 52
Dribble Speed: 50
Short Pass Accuracy: 55
Short Pass Speed: 58
Long Pass Accuracy: 56
Long Pass Speed: 60
Shot Accuracy: 44
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 44
Free Kick Accuracy: 43
Curling: 46
Header: 45
Jump: 95
Technique: 50
Aggression: 58
Mentality: 77
Goalkeeper Skills: 90
Team Work: 78

Injury Tolerance: C
Condition: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 5
Growth type: Standard


Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Walter Zeman (1. May 1927; † 8. August 1991) was legendary Austrian goalkeeper. He applies after Rudi Hiden as the best goalkeeper in the history of the Austrian football. His jump strength and abilities as a keeper brought it also the pointed names „Tiger“and „Panther“. Also his strengths were outstanding reaction, and catch security, leading and organizing position play and the ability to the defense.

Walter Zeman began his career with the small Favoritner Soccer club sports association Wienerberger. Already in recent years he was an excellent athlete, who converted its in such a way acquired jump technology as a gate man optimally could. From „the Ziegelböhm “walter Zeman changed 1942 to the Favoritner Erstligaklub Fiber plastic Vienna. There it made attentive by numerous parades on itself, so that it with 18 years 1945 as new Stammgoalie to the point association Rapidly Vienna came. In the same year was allowed with the first Heimspiel after end of war of the again-based Austrian football crew the gate guard. Austria could at that time with 4:1 France defeat.

With that Hütteldorfern walter Zeman could dominate mostly the championship and celebrate also international successes. Altogether eight times master it became with the green-white, came into European Cup of the national masters in the semi-final and won also 1951 that Zentropapokal, a Neuauauflage of the Mitropacups. Walter Zeman was in Hütteldorf a very popular player, who had a high value with the fans. Its also Ernst Happel on the playing field delivered differences were often the spice of a play.

Its it denied most famous plays however at the beginning of the 1950er years for the national team. As „Panther of Glasgow“it became to 13. December 1950 famous as it of Austria 1:0 - victory outward approximately Scotland up to the last second to hold could - after it it became short as first soccer players Austrian sportsman of the yearly selected. Further walter brought those to Zeman Golden eleven approximately over Ferenc Puskás with its gloss parades to despair. Sándor Kocsis meant after a play in Budapest to 26. April 1953: „Zeman is a witch master, he us around the victory brought, to it is entitled the place in the world team “. Still in the same year „the tiger was actually appointed of Budapest “into the world selection.

Those Soccer world championship 1954 in Switzerland for walter Zeman should itself have developed to a high point of its football career. With the national team it switched Portugal with a 9:1 - victory in the qualification out, could not play at the WM-plays due to a knee injury. For it came Forge briefly of that Vienna in the team, which held bravourös. Austria came in the semi-final, but short forge pulled itself in the famous „Heat battle of Lausanne“during the play one Sun pass too and therefore no more could not be used in the semi-final. Thus the fastened walter Zeman went into the gate in the play against Germany, which got a rabenschwarzen day - Austria lost with 1:6. After this play bribery reproaches became loud against it. Walter Zeman was annoyed in such a way about the fact that he terminated his national team career with immediate effect and still before the receipt in Vienna the course left.

After the world championship 1954 the gate man was only active for rapidly Vienna, with which he could add still some championship gains to his title collection. Only toward end of its career to 29. May 1960 could walter Zeman to be persuaded be able a last mark in the Austrian national team to accumulate. The opponent was called Scotland - Austria won with 4:1. After it had completed its last play for the Hütteldorfer as active 1962 also, walter Zeman left his career with Salt citizen AC 1914 end. After completion of its active career the tiger took over a coach place with Rapidnachwuchs and CO coach of the combat crew was under Vyclacil 1968. To 8. August 1991 he deceased already early after a serious illness.

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