Georges Kramer

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Georges Kramer
Personal information
Date of birth 1898
Place of birth Colombier, Switzerland
Playing position Striker, coach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1915-1919 FC Cantonal Neuchâtel
1919-1920 Neuchâtel Xamax FC
1920-1921 Grasshopper-Club Zurich
1921-1922 FC Biel-Bienne
1922-1923 FC Cette
1923-1927 Gallia Club Lunel
1927-1930 SO Montpellier
1931-1932 SC Nîmes
1933-1934 FC Lyon
1934-1935 AS Villeurbanne
National team
1920-1921 Switzerland[1] 5 (1)
Teams managed
1945-1946 FC Martigues
1946-1948 SO Montpellier
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Georges Kramer was a Swiss footballer and coach, born in 1898 in Colombier (Switzerland),[2] date of death unknown.

Biography[edit]

Georges Kramer, like his brothers Auguste and Edmond, was a Swiss international, before continuing his career in France.

He made his debut for FC Cantonal Neuchâtel, ancestor of Neuchâtel Xamax FC, before playing for Grasshopper-Club Zurich, and then FC Bienne.

He left Bienne to join FC Cette in 1922.[3] With the Dauphins, he took part in an exceptional season, winning the Championship from the Ligue du Sud Est and reaching the final of the Coupe de France. However, he was involved in an infamous "affair" in 1923. The sétois club, before the advent of professionalism in French football, were accused of shamateurism.

Georges Kramer left for Gallia Club Lunel, a team who aspired to play in the highest levels of the league. He joined the club, in 1924, with his two brothers.[4] He was also joint manager with French international Fernand Brunel.

The three Kramer brothers also left for SO Montpellier. The number of foreign players were limited to three per team to play in the Coupe de France, so Georges took French citizenship. He played in the Coupe de France in 1929, against the team's great rival of the time, FC Sète. The brothers Auguste and Edmond Kramer scored two goals in the win.[5]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eu-football.info/_player.php?id=11261
  2. ^ Player page at rsssf.com
  3. ^ History of FC Sète at fcsete.com
  4. ^ Le football heraultais at lelanguedocsportif.org
  5. ^ History of montpellierain football at montpellierinteractif.com