Former Austrian international Gerhard Rodax passed away at the age of 57.
What Happened to Gerhard Rodax?
Gerhard Rodax, a former international for Austria, has received tributes in the wake of his terrible passing. The 57-year-old reportedly died on Thursday after being struck by a train near Traiskirchen.
One FaceBook statement reads,
Former ÖFB striker and former Atleti player Gerhard Rodax have passed away. He was only 57 years old. Our deepest condolences to family and friends. RIP
Rodax made 20 appearances for the national team. He lived his peak in the Admira: in 192 games he scored 84 goals, and in 1990 he was crowned top scorer. As such, he moved to Spain to join Atlético Madrid the following summer. As runner-up for the Rojiblancos, he returned to Austria in 1992 and signed for Rapid. He finished his career in 1996 at Admira.
He was reportedly hit by a train on the southern railway line near Traiskirchen on Wednesday morning. Must have been an act of desperation. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
Gerhard Rodax Cause of Death
Two daughters were left behind by Rodax, who was married. He had been suffering from illness before this tragic incident.
Rapid Wien issued the following statement: “Today we received some really sad news. “After a protracted illness, our former player Gerhard Rodax passed away tragically at age 57.
His devastated family has our deepest sympathies. “The OFB family mourns the passing of his former striker Gerhard Rodax,” the Austrian Football Association (OFB) declared. 57 years old was the Austrian’s death age. His thankful memory will live on in the OFB.
Who was Gerhard Rodax?
Gerhard Rodax was an Austrian striker who played professionally from 29 August 1965 to 17 November 2022.
He was born in Tattendorf, Rodax. His professional career began at Admira Wacker, where he spent seven years before leading the Austrian Football Bundesliga in goals scored in 1990.
That got him a contract with Atlético Madrid in Spain, but he only played there for a little over a season before returning to Austria to join Rapid Wien, where he ended his career in 1993 at the age of 28.