Les Scheinflug

Born in Yugoslavia in 1938 to German parents, Les Scheinflug migrated to Australia in 1955. Two years later he joined Sydney club Prague. Scheinflug spent seven of his 12 seasons there as captain. Between 1964 and 1968 he made 11 appearances in the Australian team, mostly as captain. He scored four goals, including Australia’s first score in a World Cup qualifier. Upon retirement from playing in 1972, Scheinflug took up coaching. He was named 1979 Coach of the Year with Marconi Fairfield, assistant national coach to Rale Rasic, Rudi Gutendorf and Eddie Thomson, and national coach from 1981 to 1983. Since 1981 he has been the national Under-20 and Under-17 coach.