11 Facts About Anton Polster


Anton "Toni" Polster was born on 10 March 1964 and is an Austrian professional football coach and former player.

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Anton Polster is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Austria national team with 44 goals.

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Anton Polster came through the Austria Wien youth system to make his professional league debut in August 1982, at 18 years of age.

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Anton Polster scored his first Bundesliga goal three weeks later and went on to win three league titles and a domestic cup before moving abroad to play a season in Serie A with Torino.

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That made him join Borussia Monchengladbach next year but they got relegated at the end of the season and Anton Polster returned to Austria to play a final season at Austria Salzburg.

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Anton Polster was known to fans as "Toni Doppelpack" – "Toni Brace", because of his reputation for scoring two goals in many matches.

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Anton Polster was chosen in Austria's Team of the Century in 2001 and as Austrian Sportsman of the Year 1997.

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In 1983, Anton Polster was selected for the Austria U20's to play at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship.

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Anton Polster had already made his senior debut for Austria in November 1982 against Turkey, immediately scoring his first goal, and was a participant at the 1990 World Cup and 1998 World Cup.

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Anton Polster overtook the previous goalscoring record, set by Hans Krankl, in November 1996, scoring his 35th goal against Latvia.

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Anton Polster began his coaching career in January 2010 as the reserve-team coach at LASK Linz.

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