Ewald Cebula

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Ewald Cebula
Personal information
Full name Edward Cebula
Date of birth (1917-03-22)22 March 1917
Place of birth Świętochłowice, Poland
Date of death 1 February 2004(2004-02-01) (aged 86)
Place of death Chorzów, Poland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1939 Śląsk Świętochłowice
1946–1947 Śląsk Świętochłowice
1948–1952 Ruch Chorzów
National team
1939–1952 Poland 5 (0)
Teams managed
1952–1954 Ruch Chorzów
1959 Ruch Chorzów
1960 Ruch Chorzów
1962–1963 Górnik Zabrze
1963 Górnik Zabrze
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward Cebula (also known as Ewald; born March 22, 1917 in Świętochłowice; died February 1 in Chorzów, 2004) was a Polish football player and defender. He played in five matches for the Poland national team as well as one match representing Poland at the Olympic Games.[1]

He started in Śląsk Świętochłowice[2] and his debut in Polish National Team occurred on June 4, 1939 in Warsaw, versus Switzerland (1-1). Then, Cebula played in the last, unforgettable game of interwar Poland - (Warsaw, August 27, 1939, Poland - Hungary 4-2).

His career was put on hold in 1939 following the outbreak of World War II. After the war, Cebula returned to Polish Team, appearing in the 1952 Summer Olympics. The best time in his career was in Ruch Chorzów where he played from 1948. He won Polish championship as a player in 1951, the playing trainer in 1952, and as a trainer in 1953, he had also managed Ruch for a while during the season 1960 when they won championship. He is member of the small group of players who played in national team before and after World War II. He won several more trophies before retirement from football in 1964, winning a title with Górnik Zabrze the previous year.

Following this he joined forces with Feliks Karolak and became one of the top trainers in Poland.

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