Egon Pollak

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Egon Pollak in 1939
Personal information
Full name Egon Erwin Pollak
Date of birth (1898-11-12)November 12, 1898
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death 21 January 1981 (aged 82)
Place of death Germany
Playing position Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hakoah Wien
1926–1927 New York Giants 19 (0)
National team
1924 Austria 1 (0)
Teams managed
1934 Maccabi Tel Aviv
1938 Mandatory Palestine
1941 Maccabi Rishon LeZion[1]
1948 Israel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gustav "Egon" or "Erwin" Pollak (Hebrew: אגון פולק‎‎, November 12, 1898 – 1984) was an Austrian footballer who played for the famed SC Hakoah Wien (a.k.a. Hakoah Vienna). He was also the first ever manager of the Israeli national football team in their 3-1 loss to the United States just after gaining independence.

Club career[edit]

Pollak began his career with SC Hakoah Wien in the Austrian League. In 1926, he moved to the United States where he played a single season with the New York Giants of the American Soccer League.[2]


  1. ^ E. Pollak - Manager of Team Maccabi Rishon LeZion HaBoker, 15 December 1940, via (Hebrew)
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).