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Matthias Sindelar
Birth: Feb. 2, 1903
Vysocina, Czech Republic
Death: Jan. 23, 1939
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria

Soccer Player. Known as “Papierene”, he was considered the greatest soccer player ever in Austria. A genius key-player of the Austrian ”Wonder Team” during the 1930s, his performance seemed to contradict the fact that he did not like training, but smoking, drinking and women. He played for the clubs Hertha Wien and Austria Wien. He was found dead together with an Italian prostitute in case that was shrouded in mystery, and is often referred to as the “Sindelar myth”. After the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Sindelar refused to play for the new Great Germany, and quit soccer. Some claim he was murdered by the Nazis, some that he committed suicide and some that it was an accident caused by a leaking gas tap. The official death certificate however, stated “Carbon monoxide poisoning”. (bio by: Peter Robsahm) 
 
Burial:
Zentralfriedhof
Vienna
Wien Stadt
Vienna (Wien), Austria
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
Record added: Mar 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8507506
Matthias Sindelar
Added by: Peter Robsahm
 
Matthias Sindelar
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Matthias Sindelar
Added by: Peter Robsahm
 
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One day, the Truth will be known... Rest in Peace, Matthias. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
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