Rodolphe Hiden

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Rodolphe Hiden
Rodolphe Hiden en avril 1939.jpg
Rodolphe Hiden in April 1939
Personal information
Date of birth (1909-03-09)9 March 1909
Place of birth Graz, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 11 September 1973(1973-09-11) (aged 64)
Place of death Vienna, Austria
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1925–1927 Grazer AK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1933 Wiener AC 118 (0)
1933–1940 RC Paris 132 (0)
National team
1928–1933 Austria 20 (0)
1940 France 1 (0)
Teams managed
1951–1952 Salernitana
1952–1953 Messina
1953–1954 Palermo
1956–1957 Messina
1963–1964 Salernitana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rodolphe Hiden (9 March 1909 – 11 September 1973) was an Austrian-French footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Grazer AK, Wiener AC and RC Paris. He was capped internationally by the Austria and France national teams. In later life, Hiden managed several clubs in Italy, including Palermo.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Austria and nicknamed Rudi, he was a successful Austrian international and in 1930 Herbert Chapman's Arsenal tried to sign him, but the Players Union and the Football League in England prevented him from doing so.[1] He moved to France in 1933 to play for RC Paris alongside Auguste Jordan and later gained French nationality. Goalkeeper of the Austrian Wunderteam, he was also capped once for France.[2] During the war, he served in the French military.


RC Paris


External links[edit]

Media related to Rudi Hiden at Wikimedia Commons