Karl Rappan

Karl Rappan
1905 - 1996

Karl Rappan  Australian Football


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Karl Rappan passed away on 2nd Jan 1996 aged 90.


Australian Footballer Karl Rappan was born on 26th September, 1905 (Libra) in Vienna, Austria and passed away on 2nd Jan 1996 Berne, Switzerland aged 90. He is most remembered for 3 world Cups.

Karl Rappan is a member of the following lists: Grasshopper Club Zürich managers, FC Admira Wacker Mödling players and Sportspeople from Vienna.


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Last Name Rappan
Age 90 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th September, 1905
Birthplace Vienna, Austria
Died 2nd January, 1996
Place of Death Berne, Switzerland
Zodiac Sign Libra
Nationality Australian
Occupation Text Austrian Footballer / Coach
Occupation Football
Claim to Fame 3 world Cups

Karl Rappan (September 26, 1905 – January 2, 1996) was an Austrian footballer and coach. He played and managed mostly in Switzerland, where he won multiple titles. He had four tenures as coach of the Swiss national team, which he managed in three World Cups, and is the all-time leader in matches won as coach of the Swiss team. He introduced a major football strategy known as the "bolt", which gave origin to the catenaccio system. He also helped create the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

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