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Vienna – Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:36 p.m

Martin Hinteregger shocked Austria with his announcement of the end of his professional career on Thursday afternoon.

The long-time ÖFB defender ended his career at the age of just 29. This began in his home country at SGA Sirnitz, and he made the leap to Germany via FC Red Bull Salzburg. There “Hinti” ran for Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Augsburg and most recently for Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Carinthian was unique in his home country and repeatedly made headlines off the pitch. His qualities on the pitch were undisputed, and the left-footed player made a total of 67 appearances for the ÖFB national team.

Hinteregger becomes an ÖFB legend

The 29-year-old is also honored for his services in the ÖFB dress. As the football association officially announces, “Hinti” will join the ÖFB’s Legends Club at the end of his career.

In addition, ÖFB sports director Peter Schöttel thanks Hinteregger: “I would like to thank Martin Hinteregger for everything he has done in 67 international matches for the national team and the ÖFB. He is a very individual guy with rough edges, with whom many can relate people and fans could identify.”

“His great footballing qualities have enriched and strengthened our team over many years. I wish him all the best in all areas of life after his career,” Schöttel continued.

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