– Known as “Pepi”
– He was born in Austria but was later naturalised as a Czechoslovakian
– A fast, powerful striker with exceptional goalscoring abilities, speed and shooting abilities
– He has scored 820 goals in official competitions: he is third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
– Knocks ball past opponent
– Places shots
– Runs with ball down the centre
– Runs with ball often
An extraordinary, incredibly modern center-forward, with incredible athletic abilities, a powerful and accurate shot, and an incredible goal-scoring instinct.
Born in Austria, where he began his career, he later became a Czechoslovak citizen towards the end of the 1930s. Due to a bureaucratic error, he was unable to play in the 1938 World Cup.