Otto Fischer (footballer)
Otto "Schloime" Fischer (1 January 1901 –1 July 1941) was a former Austrian football player who played left winger, and coached. He made 7 appearances for the Austrian national team. He was killed in the Liepāja massacres in Latvia during the Holocaust in Latvia.
|Full name||Otto Fischer|
|Date of birth||1 January 1901|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria-Hungary|
|Date of death||1 July 1941 40)(aged|
|Place of death||Liepaja, Latvia|
|1920–1921||ASV Hertha Wien|
|1923–1926||First Vienna FC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was born in Austrian capital Vienna, back then capital of Austro-Hungary, and was Jewish. His parents were Heinrich Fischer, born in 1860 in Gewitch, Moravia (now Jevíčko, Czech Republic), and Netti Fischer (nee Pokorny) born in 1870 in Betley (or Bettlern), Moravia.
Fischer played with ASV Hertha Wien in the Austrian National League and Karlsbader FK. He then played six consecutive seasons in the Austrian championship, first as left forward with First Vienna FC (3 seasons, 1923 till 1926), then with Hakoah Vienna (3 seasons, 1926 till 1930) and including a spell with Wacker Wien (half season of 1927–28).
Between 1923 and 1928 he made 7 appearances for the Austrian national team. A knee injury ended his playing career.
He was killed in the Liepāja massacres, Latvia, in July 1941.
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