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Les Scheinflug
Personal information
Full name Ladislav Scheinflug
Date of birth (1938-10-01) 1 October 1938 (age 85)
Place of birth Bückeburg, Germany[1]
Position(s) Midfielder, striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1968 Sydney Prague
1969 Club Marconi
1971 Canterbury-Marrickville
International career
1965–1968 Australia 6 (4)
Managerial career
1969 Marconi Fairfield
1971 Canterbury-Marrickville
1972 South Coast United
1973 Sydney Croatia
1974 Australia (assistant coach)
1974–1975 Western Suburbs
1977 Brisbane Lions SC
1978 Adelaide City
1979–1986 Marconi Fairfield
1981–1984 Australia
1987–1990 Blacktown City
1990 Australia
1994 Australia
2002 Fiji
2004–2005 Marconi Fairfield
2006 Sydney Olympic
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ladislav "Les" Scheinflug AM (born 1 October 1938) is a former professional soccer player and manager.[2] Born in Germany, he played for the Australia national team.


Arriving in Australia in the early 1950s he lived as a youth at Villawood Migrant Hostel and played for the hostel soccer team (Villawood Tigers) He was picked to play in the Southern Districts representative soccer team during these years

Between November 1965 and April 1968 Scheinflug played 6 full international matches for Australia, scoring four goals.

Before the 1974 World Cup he became assistant to head coach Rale Rasic of the national side. He later served himself on several occasions as head coach of the Socceroos as well as the under 17 and 20 sides.

In 1979 Les Scheinflug won the Australian Championship and in 1980 the Australian Cup, both with Marconi Fairfield. In 1979, he was voted Coach of the Year by the Australian Soccer Press Association.

In the 2000 Australia Day Honours he was awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for services to soccer as a national player and coach.[3]



  1. ^ Australiens Amateurtruppe 1974: Schlosser, Maler und ein Milchmann (in German) at Der Spiegel.
  2. ^ OzFootball Profile
  3. ^ "Leslie Paul Scheinflug". It's An Honour. Retrieved 5 January 2021.