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Ernst Happel

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Full nameErnst Franz Hermann Happel
Date of birth29 November 1925
Place of birthVienna, Austria
Date of death14 November 1992(age 66)
Place of deathInnsbruck, Austria
Playing positionDefender

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Ernst Franz Hermann Happel (29 November 1925 - 14 November 1992) was an Austrian football player and coach.

He is regarded as one of the most successful managers ever, winning both league and domestic cup titles in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria as well as winning the European Cup twice, the first in 1970 and the second in 1983, and a runners-up medal at the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He is the first of three managers to have won the European Cup with 2 different clubs, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jose Mourinho being the other two.

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