Coloman Braun-Bogdan

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Coloman Braun-Bogdan
Personal information
Full name Coloman Braun-Bogdan
Date of birth (1905-10-13)13 October 1905
Place of birth Arad, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 15 March 1983(1983-03-15) (aged 77)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1915–1932 AMEF Arad
1932–1934 Racing Club Calais
1934–1940 Juventus Bucureşti
Teams managed
1934–1936 Juventus Bucureşti
1936–1938 Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti
1938–1940 Juventus Bucureşti
1940–1945 Jiul Petroşani
1945 Romania
1946–1947 Rapid Bucureşti
1948 ASA Bucureşti
1948 Dinamo Bucureşti
1952–1954 UTA Arad
1960–1962 UTA Arad
1962–1963 Politehnica Timişoara
1963–1965 UTA Arad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Coloman Braun-Bogdan (13 October 1905[1]- 15 March 1983) was a Romanian football midfielder and football manager.

Born in Arad, Arad County, which was at the time part of Austria-Hungary, he made a name for himself as one of the best Romanian midfielders of the interwar period. One of his most important achievements was being part of the Romania squad at the 1938 World Cup.[2]

His coaching career started early while he was still an active player. In 1933 he took the coaching courses of the British football school at Folkstone and in 1940 those of the Romanian football school of O.N.E.F. As manager he led Sportul Studenţesc and Jiul Petroşani to the top flight of Romanian football and he won the Romanian national championship and the Romanian Cup with UTA Arad.

He was also the first manager in the history of Steaua Bucureşti and Dinamo Bucharest.

After retiring from coaching, he had an active role in the Romanian Football Federation. He wrote two books on football :Fotbalul în glumă ("Football as a Joke") and Din lumea balonului rotund ("From the World of the Round Ball").

Honours[edit]

Manager

UTA Arad

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