Mourning for ex-ÖFB team player Hans “Buffy” Ettmayer

Mourning for ex-ÖFB team player Hans “Buffy” Ettmayer
Hans “Buffy” Ettmayer

The former midfielder played for Austria Wien, Wacker Innsbruck and VfB Stuttgart, where he rose to captain and crowd favourite. Ettmayer made 30 appearances for the national team between 1968 and 1975, scoring none. The ÖFB becomes Ettmayer “always remembered with gratitude”.

Born in Vienna, he was known and loved not only for his skills on the pitch, but also for his open, humorous manner. Ettmayer always dealt directly with the fact that his weight did not correspond to the typical image of a competitive athlete, even by the standards of the time. In an interview with the specialist magazine “11 friends” he once explained that he was 1.72 meters tall when he was active “always between 83 and 85 kilos” weighed. “I like to eat, especially sweets. cake, ice cream, chocolate”Ettmayer was quoted as saying.

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