Austria: Unsere Burschen

The Austrian national football team faces a challenging group at the European Championship 2024 in Germany, competing against formidable teams like the Netherlands, France, and Poland. Led by coach Ralf Rangnick, known for his tactical prowess, the team has had a strong qualification round and is in impressive form with recent victories. With a blend of experienced players like Marcel Sabitzer, Marko Arnautović, Phillipp Mwene, and David Alaba (who is questionable due to injury) along with rising talents like Christoph Baumgartner and Konrad Laimer, Austria has the potential to emerge as a dark horse in the tournament. Given the current injury of first-choice goalkeeper Alexander Schlager, the question arises whether Patrick Pentz or Heinz Lindner will take the lead at the European Championship 2024.


Who Will Be Number 1 in Goal?

Alexander Schlager had an excellent qualification campaign for the Austrian national team but got injured just weeks before the European Championship 2024. Now, Rangnick faces a decision: Patrick Pentz, Heinz Lindner, or Niklas Hedl. Currently, it is expected that Pentz will take the number 1 spot in Austria's goal. Patrick Pentz is currently a goalkeeper for Brøndby IF in Denmark, on loan from Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He is known for his strong presence in goal and his ability to make crucial saves. Pentz has made a name for himself with consistent performances at Brøndby and previous appearances at other European clubs.

Pentz: Goalkeeper Gloves

Pentz: Goalkeeper Jersey

Pentz: Football Boots



Heinz Lindner, Austria's second-choice goalkeeper, will play a significant role in the national team at the European Championship 2024. Lindner is currently on loan at Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium, having previously played for various clubs including Austria Wien and Eintracht Frankfurt. With 36 international caps, he brings substantial experience to the team.

Niklas Hedl

Niklas Hedl is the third-choice goalkeeper for Austria at the European Championship 2024 in Germany. Known for his quick reflexes and rapid reactions, these skills have been inherited from his father, Raimund Hedl, the former Rapid Vienna goalkeeper.