Alfred Riedl

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Alfred Riedl
Alfred Riedl, Fußballtrainer, Österreich (02).jpg
Personal information
Full name Alfred Riedl
Date of birth (1949-11-02) 2 November 1949 (age 69)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1961–1967 ATSV Teesdorf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Austria Wien 98 (58)
1972–1974 Sint-Truiden 56 (33)
1974–1976 FC Antwerp 54 (34)
1976–1980 Standard Liège 106 (53)
1980 FC Metz 19 (6)
1981–1982 Grazer AK 42 (11)
1982–1984 Wiener Sportclub 52 (15)
1984–1985 VfB Mödling 0 (0)
Total 427 (210)
National team
1975–1978 Austria 4 (0)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Wiener Sport-Club
1990–1991 Austria
1991–1993 Favoritner AC
1993–1994 Olympique Khouribga
1994–1995 El Zamalek
1997–1998 Liechtenstein
1998–2000 Vietnam
2001 Khatoco Khánh Hòa
2001–2003 Al Salmiya
2003–2004 Vietnam
2004–2005 Palestine
2005–2007 Vietnam
2008–2009 Hải Phòng
2009–2010 Laos
2010–2011 Indonesia
2011–2012 Laos (Technical Director)
2012–2013 Visé (Head of Youth Development)
2013–2014 Indonesia
2015 PSM Makassar
2016 Indonesia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfred Riedl (born 2 November 1949) is an Austrian football manager and a former striker. His last coaching role was with Indonesia national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He used to play for FK Austria Wien when he left Austria for the Belgian club Sint-Truiden at the age of 22. After he played eight seasons in Belgian First Division (two with Sint-Truiden, two with Royal Antwerp and four with Standard Liège), Riedl enjoyed a brief spell at FC Metz in France, he came back to Austria after a single season, to play for Grazer AK, and then at Wiener Sportclub and VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. He finished twice as top scorer of the Belgian First Division.

International career[edit]

Riedl has been capped four times for the Austria national football team, making his debut in April 1975 against Hungary.

Coaching career[edit]

As a manager, Riedl has coached Olympique Khouribga (Morocco, 1993–94), Al-Zamalek (Egypt, 1994–95), Al Salmiya (Kuwait, 2001–03), and many national teams, including Austria (1990–92), Liechtenstein (1997–98), Palestine (2004–05), Vietnam (1998–2001, 2003–04, 2005–07), and Laos (2009–10). In the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, he has coached Vietnam to a 2–0 victory over UAE and help the team to get to the quarterfinal for the first time in history. Unfortunately, in late 2007, after the team's disappointing performance in the SEA Games 2007 competition, he was fired and replaced by the Portuguese coach Henrique Calisto. On the October 2008, he returned to Vietnam to coach the Hải Phòng soccer club. However, after only three matches with poor performance, he was dismissed.[1] On 9 July 2009, he signed a contract as head coach of Laos, the contract runs two years.[2]


On 4 May 2010, Alfred Riedl was named the new coach of Indonesia's national and under-23 sides,[3] he led the Indonesian national team to the 2010 AFF Suzuki Final but lost to Malaysia on 2–4 aggregate score. Then suddenly, on 13 July 2011, he lost his job because of a "contract dispute",[4] after a highly publicized political power struggle within the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI), and was replaced by Wim Rijsbergen.[5]

After a return to Laos as technical director and Belgian club Visé as head of youth development, Riedl was reappointed as Indonesia national team head coach on December 2013, signing a 3-year contract,[6][7][8] his contract was terminated by mutual consent at the end of 2014, after Indonesia failed to qualify to the knockout stages of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup. Riedl then accepted the head coach job of PSM Makassar in early 2015, but resigned on April the same year because of health issues, before the league even starts.

Rield returns as the head coach of Indonesia in 2016 on a one-year contract, and this time he guided Indonesia to the finals of 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, repeating his 2010 performance. After Indonesia lost to Thailand 2-3 on aggregate in the finals, his contract was not renewed by PSSI.

Honours (as a player)[edit]

Club honours[edit]

Honours (as a manager)[edit]


Vietnam U23[edit]


Individual honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Hai Phong fires coach Riedl". VietNamNet Bridge. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  2. ^ Neuer Job für Alfred Riedl
  3. ^ AFC website
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  5. ^ The Jakarta Post: PSSI Fires Riedl Appoints New Coach Archived 15 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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  9. ^ "Österreichs Torschützenkönige". Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2008.

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