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Franz Hassel: Austrian inspired by Rotterdam

Franz Hassel: Austrian inspired by Rotterdam

Franz Hassel was the first Austrian to win the European Cup in 1970, winning with Feyenoord Rotterdam. He keeps his fingers crossed with Gernot Trauner in the Conference League final against Roma.

Voetbal has a following denomination in the Netherlands. If you think about football there, you immediately talk about the Orange team, Ajaxwho knows PSV Eindhoven or raves about the cult club Feyenoord Rotterdam. That red – white – black stormed the conference league finals and there today Rome (9pm, Live ServusTV) It will also cause feelings in Austria. At least stand with me gernot trauner, 30, a supreme Austrian in the field. His performance was correctly rated by new ÖFB boss Ralph Rangnick, Trauner returned with the team a year later.

In Vienna, however, there is another person watching TV: Franz Hassel. The former striker was a regular at De Kuip Stadium. From 1969 to 1973, when he was 25 years old, he participated in 112 matches for Feyenoord under Ernst Abel, scored 34 goals and was in the Milan final in 1970. Feyenoord won the European Cup by defeating Celtic Glasgow 2-1.

“After the extra time, please,” says Hassell, 77. He only hit the crossbar and the crossbar at the time, but it was still “cool” at the San Siro.

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