Philipp Schobesberger wore the Rapid jersey for eight years. After this season, the cooperation between the Upper Austrian and the Hütteldorfers will finally end. As expected, his expiring contract will not be extended, so Schobesberger will leave Rapid. In 2014, Schobesberger came to Rapid from Pasching. He quickly became a regular player and even played his way into the Austrian national team. However, he has repeatedly struggled with serious injuries in recent years. The winger made 164 competitive appearances for Rapid, scoring 31 goals.
executive Director Sport Eight years ago, Zoran Barisic, as Rapid coach at the time, spoke out in favor of a commitment from Schobesberger, and according to the Viennese, the farewell hurts all the more. “It wasn’t easy for me and any of us, but the decision was made,” said Barisic in a club broadcast.
Schobesberger said of his upcoming departure: “Eight years is a very long time in a footballer’s career. I am grateful that I was able to experience this at Rapid. Basically, they were good years, even if the phases around the injuries were tough.”