Artur Woźniak

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Artur Woźniak
Personal information
Full name Artur Woźniak
Date of birth (1913-11-10)10 November 1913
Place of birth Kraków, Poland
Date of death 31 May 1991(1991-05-31) (aged 77)
Place of death Kraków, Poland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1947 Wisła Kraków
National team
1933–1938 Poland 5 (0)
Teams managed
1951 ŁKS Łódź
1953 Lech Poznań
1956–1957 Wisła Kraków
1962–1964 Odra Opole
1964–1966 Ruch Chorzów
1966–1967 Zagłębie Sosnowiec
1969–1970 Śląsk Wrocław
1971–1972 Cracovia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Artur Jan Woźniak (born 10 November 1913 in Kraków, died 31 May 1991 in Kraków), was a Polish football forward, twice top scorer of the Polish First Division.

For most of his career, Woźniak was loyal to Wisła Kraków, where he played in the years 1931 - 1947,[1] scoring 102 goals in 140 games, and three times becoming vice-champion of the country (1931, 1936, 1947). In 1933 and 1937, Woźniak was top scorer of the Ekstraklasa, with 18 and 12 goals.

During World War II, he was captured by the Nazi German occupiers, and sent to Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. After the war, Woźniak remained in Wisła until 1947, then moving to the Recovered Territories, to the newly created club Orzeł Ząbkowice. Then, he became a coach, working with a number of Polish teams, such as ŁKS Łódź,[2] Garbarnia Kraków, Lech Poznań,[3] Zawisza Bydgoszcz, Ruch Chorzów, Zagłębie Sosnowiec,[4] Śląsk Wrocław and Wisła Kraków (1956–1957).

In the mid-1930s, he capped five times for Poland, without scoring a goal.[5]