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Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2021-02-09 15:53:23

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Matthias Sindelar

Scheiberlspiel & Vienna Schule

This style is a variation of what was the MTK-ískola, but faster and with more exaggerated moves. According to Dr. Michl Schwarz, the player almost never stopped the ball. This style could be described as fast but also with short precise passes with ingenious combinations. One thing that was common in this style was the fact that the result of the match did not matter that much, as the passion of the art of the game took place in this one. The old FK Austria of Matthias Sindelar could be a perfect example of this style - although that Austrian team conquered many cup tournaments during the 30s. Another great example would be the solid First Vienna of Friedrich Gschweidl. Konrád I., Konrád II. & Schaffer.
After the 1918/19 season, Hugo Meisl brought the Konrád brothers to the Wiener Amateur side. Back in the day, in Vienna, they used to play something close to what was kick and rush, but with the arrival things changed. Their style, mainly Kálmán Konrád, was copied and seen as the right style of playing football. Not only the brothers were important to the evolviment of Wiener Amateur as a strong competitive side, but for the whole Austrians territory. Both, alongside Alfréd Schaffer, were awarded the title of "Father of Vienna school".
See also: Kálmán Konrád — In Austria, it means the school in Vienna on which Kálmán Konrád laid the foundation. The Viennese school was created by Konrad and because of his success in his own club, his method was adopted by all associations, followed, stolen and plagiarized. The Viennese school was established, and the Viennese school today represents a certain high-level, fully balanced game culture. Irta: dkl. — Kálmán Konrád, the founding master of the "Vienna school." Irta: Frigyes Becske.
See also: September 1933 - Dr. Emanuel Michael Schwarz and his thouhts on Hungarian football
To achieve mastery in this style, the player would need to have a high quality of technique and tactical knowledge. Fast, precise and timed combinations were a style that many teams could not reproduce, due to them not having the same human material as, for example, the Wunderteam. During the 30s, this style fought battles against the kick and rush style.
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