Kazimir Hnatow

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Kazimir Hnatow
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-11-09)9 November 1929
Place of birth Crusnes, France
Date of death 16 December 2010(2010-12-16) (aged 81)
Place of death Vouillé, France
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1953 Metz 56 (10)
1953–1956 Stade Français 29 (9)
1956–1963 Angers 243 (19)
1963–1966 Niort
National team
1958 France 0 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1966 Niort
1972–1973 Niort
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kazimir (or Casimir) Hnatow (9 November 1929 – 16 December 2010) was a former French footballer and manager of Ukrainian descent.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Hnatow began his career at Metz in 1951, where he would spend two seasons, making fifty six appearances and scoring ten goals. In 1953, he joined Stade Français. He spent three seasons at the Parisian club, making twenty nine appearances and scoring nine goals. He then joined Angers in 1956, and in the following year, he was a runner-up in the Coupe de France final, losing 6-3 to Toulouse. He made two hundred and forty three appearances and scored nineteen goals for the Pays de la Loire-based team. He then ended his career in a player-coach role at Chamois Niortais.

International career[edit]

Hnatow was part of the French squad which finished third at the 1958 FIFA World Cup, but he never won a cap for the France national football team.

Managerial career[edit]

Hnatow managed amateur side Chamois Niortais in two separate spells; the first as a player-coach from 1963 to 1966, and the second alongside Robert Charrier during the 1972-73 Championnat de France amateur Division 3 season. He is one of three coaches to manage the club on two occasions, the other two being Charrier and Pascal Gastien.


  1. ^ Braun, Didier. "L’Équipe de France de football, c'est l'histoire en raccourci d'un siècle d'immigration" (PDF). L'Équipe. France. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Disparition de Kazimir Hnatow" (in French). FC Metz Official website. 2010-12-17. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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