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 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.
- (English) Bibliography of the Katyn crime by Maria Harz, Warszawa 1993
|Poland National Team Coach
May 14, 1922 – August 31, 1924