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Michael Konsel
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Personal information
Full nameMichael Konsel
Date of birth (1962-03-06) 6 March 1962 (age 59)
Place of birthVienna, Austria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positiongoalkeeper (retiered)
Youth career
1968–1978
1978–1982
Fortuna 05
Kritzendorf
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982–1984
1984–1997
1997–1999
1999–2000
First Vienna
Rapid Wien
AS Roma
Venezia
National team
1985 -1998Austria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Konsel (born 6 March 1962) is a retired Austrian football player who played as goalkeeper in Austria and Italy.

Career

He started as defender for Fortuna 05 when he was six but at the age of nine he became goalkeeper, a position he played for the rest of his career. At the age of 16 he came to FC Kritzendorf where he became goalkeeper of the first team. His first professional team was First Vienna FC, then he want to SK Rapid Wien. For Rapid he played 395 matches in the league, 47 Cupmatches and 42 international matches (2 times the final of the UEFA Cupwinner Cup)

After his successful time with Rapid he went to AS Roma in Italys Seria A. The last year of his career he spent with SSC Venice.

International

Michael Konsel played 43 matches in Austrias national team. He was member of Austrias team for the FIFA World Cup in 1990 and 1998. 1990 in Italy he was second goalkeeper but 1998 he was number 1 and played 3 matches. Although he played his first match 1985 he became number 1 in the team not until 10 years later. His last match was a friendly versus Worldchampion France in Viennas Ernst-Happel-stadium.

Honours

  • Austrian Bundesliga (3):
    • 1987, 1988, 1996
  • Austrian Cup (3):
    • 1985, 1987, 1995
  • Austria
    • Goalkeeper of the year: 1987/88, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97
    • Footballer of the year:
      • Krone-Fußballerwahl:1987,1995
      • APA-Fußballerwahl:1995
      • VdF-Honourary price:1998
  • Italy
    • Best Goalkeeper Serie A : 1997/98
  • FIFA World Cup:
    • Member of the Austrian team 1990 and 1998

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