In mid-July and after his contract with SK Rapid Vienna ended, Philipp Schobesberger joined SKU Amstetten as a training guest to keep fit for a transfer to a top division. A few weeks later, there is now a collaboration: the club and the player agreed on a contract term until the summer of 2023.
Philipp Schobesberger is moving to the Mostviertel after seven years at SK Rapid Vienna and with the experience of 127 Bundesliga games (23 goals). 13 appearances (3 goals) in the UEFA Europa League are also on his CV, as well as an appearance in the ÖFB national team in the 2017 World Cup qualifier.
During his time in Hütteldorf, the 28-year-old was plagued by massive injury problems, muscle problems, a cruciate ligament tear, a hip injury, bone edema, a meniscus injury and many other health problems slowed down his career. Schobesberger is now returning to professional football.
“At the age of 28, I’ve already had a few injuries and have always fought back successfully. I feel in great shape and still have the highest ambitions for professional football. Good work is being done in Amstetten and here I find the best conditions to return to the pitch and to recommend me again for higher tasks. I’m dying to play football again and finally to be able to put on a jersey again. Money is secondary in this case,” said Schobesberger.
Coach Jochen Fallmann says: “Philipp has been training with us for some time, so we were able to develop a very good feeling for each other. It was important to us that he really wanted to come to us. We are convinced that he will put his qualities into the brings in the team and helps the team and the club to achieve the goals that have been set.”