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Alexander Popovic

Alexander Popovic
Full nameAlexander Popovic
Date of birth18 July 1891
Place of birthVienna, Austria
Date of death30 September 1952(1952-09-30) (aged 61)
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
1911-1922SV Amateure Wien
1922-1923Rapid Vienna13(0)
1923-1924Amateure Wien
1924-1925Wiener AC
National team
Teams managed
Hertha Berlin
Minerva Berlin

Alexander "Xandl" Popovic (18 July 1891 - September 1952) also known by different variations of his last name such as Popovich, Poppovich and Popovic I, was a professional football player and manager from Austria.

Club career

He played all of his club football in Vienna, most prominently for Austria Vienna where he spent over a decade, winning the Austrian Cup twice and the Austrian Championship. He also won the Austrian Championship with Rapid Vienna.[1]

International career

He made his debut for Austria in October 1911 against Germany. He earned 33 caps, scoring one goal.

Coaching career

After retiring from playing, he moved into the management field, managing top clubs in Germany, such as Hertha Berlin and later Italy, where he managed Lazio and Bologna.


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