Henri Skiba

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Henri Skiba
Personal information
Date of birth (1927-07-14) 14 July 1927 (age 87)
Place of birth Beuthen, Weimar Republic (Germany)
Playing position Striker
Manager
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949 1. FC Nuremberg 2 (0)
1950 FC Nancy 10 (0)
1950–1953 Besançon RC 75 (36)
1953–1955 AS Monaco FC 48 (18)
1955–1957 RC Strasbourg 62 (19)
1957–1960 Nîmes Olympique 104 (37)
1960–1961 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 42 (16)
1961–1963 Stade Français 63 (22)
1963–1965 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
National team
1959–1961 France 3 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1967 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds
1967–1969 Grasshopper Club Zürich
1970 BSC Young Boys
1971–1973 FC Biel-Bienne
1973–1977 AS Angoulême
1978–1981 FC Limoges
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henri Skiba (born July 14, 1927, original first name: Heinrich) is a former French football player of German origin who played for France national football team; he was then manager in Switzerland[1] and France.[2]

Skiba, a refugee from Silesia, was discovered by 1. FC Nuremberg when their "Oldies" team played a Bavarian non-league side in 1949.[3] He was signed for the first team but appeared in only two Oberliga Süd matches in the early stages of 1949-50 before moving on to France where he enjoyed a successful, if belated, career, winning his first full cap at 32.

References[edit]

  • Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7. 

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