During its career of player, it cheek 14 years with the Rapid of Vienna with which he gains 7 titles of champion of Austria. He also plays 2 years with RC Paris.
Its career of trainer starts with the Rapid of Vienna. After a title and a cut, it leaves to the TEENAGER $the Hague. There remain 6 years there before joining Feyenoord Rotterdam where he will collect successes.
In 1973, after having gained a national title, a cut of the clubs champions and a intercontinental Cut with the Dutch club, it leaves in Spain, with the Real Betis Seville but that occurs badly. The results do not follow and he is laid off.
January 24th 1974, it signs with FC Bruges with impressive results: three successive national titles, a Cut of Belgium and two finales European (C2 in 1976 and C1 in 1978, both lost against Liverpool).
In 1978, it leads the selection Dutchwoman to the finale of the world cup of 78. But the tensions between the board of directors and the trainer with success are increasingly numerous and at the beginning of season 79 after an early elimination out of cut of Europe, he is laid off. With the general surprise, it signs with KRC Harelbeke, in division 2.
The following year, it joined the Standard of Liege with which he is champion in 1980 and gains a cut in 1981. It leaves the Belgium then and leaves in Germany, with the Hamburg SV with which it gains two championships, a cut of Germany and especially a cut of the champions in 1983 by beating the Juventus Michel Platini finally. It becomes on this occasion the first trainer to gain two C1 with the head of two different clubs. After six seasons in Hamburg, at 60 years, it has the evil of the country and turns over abruptly in Austria. With FC the Tirol Innsbruck then like national sport selector.
He dies the November 14th 1992 after a long fight against a cancer. In its homage, Praterstadion (Austrian national stage) takes its name: Ernst Happel Stadion . In 2004, the Austrian post office emits even a stamp with the effigy of the largest Austrian trainer of all times.
Career as footballer
- 51 selections and 5 goals with the team of Austria.
Career as trainer
- 1959 - 1962: Austria
- 1962 - 1968: Netherlands
- 1968 - 1973: Netherlands
- 1973 - 1974: Spain
- 1974 - 1978: Belgium
- 1978: Team of the Netherlands of football
- 1978 - 1979: KRC Harelbeke Belgium
- 1979 - 1981: Belgium
- 1981 - 1987: Germany
- 1987 - 1992: Austria
- 1992: Team of Austria of football
Principal titles gained as a trainer
- Intercontinental Cut: 1970 (Feyenoord)
- Cut of the champions: 1970 (Feyenoord), 1983 (Hamburg)
- Championship of Germany: 1982 and 1983 (Hamburg)
- Cut of Germany: 1987 (Hamburg)
- Championship of the Netherlands: 1969 and 1971 (Feyenoord)
- Cut of the Netherlands: 1969 (Feyenoord)
- Championship of Belgium: 1976,1977,1978 (FC Bruges) and 1980 (Standard)
- Cut of Belgium: 1977 (FC Bruges) and 1981 (Standard)
- Championship of Austria: 1960 (Rapid), 1989 and 1990 (Swarovski)
- Cut of Austria: 1961 (Rapid) and 1989 (Swarovski)
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