Adam Obrubański

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Adam Obrubański (18 December 1892, Kopychyntsi - 1940) was a Polish soccer player and soccer official, also a graduate of Kraków’s renowned Jagiellonian University.

Born in 1892, he was a student at the Faculty of Philosophy and later at the Faculty of Law. In the years 1914-1922 he served in the Austrian and later the Polish Army. Then, he worked as a reporter for Kraków’s Ilustrowany Kurier Codzienny daily. In 1932 he took his PhD in law at Jagiellonian University.

After retiring from an active soccer career (Obrubański represented Wisła Kraków and ŁKS Łódź), became an influential official of the Polish Football Association and manager of the Polish National Team[1] as well as a referee. He was the first Pole to achieve the status of an international soccer referee. Adam Obrubański officiated in the Olympic Football Tournament in 1924.[2][3]

Obrubański died some time in early spring of 1940, murdered by the Soviets in the Katyn Massacre.


External links[edit]

  • (English) Bibliography of the Katyn crime by Maria Harz, Warszawa 1993
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Poland National Team Coach
with others

May 14, 1922 – August 31, 1924
Succeeded by
Poland Tadeusz Kuchar