Helmut Senekowitsch ([seˈnekovitʃ]; 22 October 1933 – 9 September 2007) was an Austrian football player and later a football manager.
He played for several clubs, including SK Sturm Graz, Real Betis and FC Wacker Innsbruck.
He played for the Austria national football team and was a participant at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He earned 18 caps, scoring 5 goals.
He later worked as a coach, one of his major achievements was helping Austria qualify for the 1978 FIFA World Cup, the first time Austria had qualified for the World Cup in twenty years. The Austrian team advanced to the second round in whose first match they fell 1–5 against Netherlands being coached by former international teammate Ernst Happel. Later he led them during the game dubbed The miracle of Córdoba, against arch-rivals West Germany, which the Austrians won 3–2 and which was Austria's first win against West Germany for 47 years,
He died in September 2007 after a long illness.