Ludwik Gintel


Ludwik Gintel ( he, לודוויק גינטל; 26 September 1899 – 11 July 1973) was a Polish Olympic
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Early and personal life

Gintel was born
Kraków Kraków (), also written in English as Krakow and traditionally known as Cracow, is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula, Vistula River in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, the city dates back to the seven ...

. He was Jewish. He worked as an architect and bank clerk.

Football career

Gintel began his football career playing for the Jewish Sports Association Jutrzenka Kraków. He then played 328 games for
KS Cracovia Miejski Klub Sportowy Cracovia is a multi-sports club in Kraków Kraków (, also , , ), written in English as Krakow and traditionally known as Cracow, is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland Poland ( pl, Polska ...
, until 1931, as a
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). With KS Cracovia, he was twice the champion of Poland (1921 and 1930). In 1928, he was Poland's top scorer. He was also capped 12 times for the Poland national team, making eight official appearances. Included among his appearances for the team was in their first-ever Olympic appearance at the 1924 Olympic Games.

After football career

After the World War II broke out, he emigrated to Palestine. He died in
Tel Aviv Tel Aviv-Yafo ( he, תֵּל־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ, ''Tel Aviv-Yafo'' ; ar, تَلّ أَبِيب - يَافَا, ''Tall ʾAbīb-Yāfā''), often referred to as just Tel Aviv, is the most populous city in the Gush Dan metropolitan area of I ...

Tel Aviv
, Israel, in 1973.

See also

List of select Jewish football (association; soccer) players A ''list'' is any enumeration of a set of items. List or lists may also refer to: People * List (surname) Organizations * List College, an undergraduate division of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America * SC Germania List, German rugby ...


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