Auguste Jordan

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Gusti Jordan
Personal information
Full name Auguste Jordan
Date of birth 21 February 1909
Place of birth Linz, Austria
Date of death May 17, 1990(1990-05-17) (aged 81)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Linzer ASK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924-1932 Linzer ASK
1932-1933 Floridsdorfer AC
1933-1945 RC Paris
National team
1938-1945 France 16 (1)
Teams managed
1940-1941 SAS Epinal
1947-1948 Red Star Olympique
1949-1950 Olympique de Marseille
1950-1953 1. FC Saarbrücken
1950-1952 Saarland
1953-1958 RC Paris
1963-1964 Standard de Liège
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

August Jordan (21 February 1909 – 17 May 1990) was an Austrian, then French football midfielder, who became a coach after his playing career.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Austria as August Jordan, he moved to France in 1933 and became French in 1938. His integration to France national football team during World War II was highly discussed because he was not a born and bred French, moreover an Austrian. However, Jordan was always fully dedicated and proud to wear the blue shirt of France. He was a participant for them at the 1938 FIFA World Cup.[1] This integration caused him to be jailed by the Wehrmacht during the war. In France, he was nicknamed Gusti and the baby from Linz.

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