Marian Spoida

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Marian Spoida was a Polish soccer player and later a coach. Born on January 4, 1901 in Poznań, he died in the Katyn massacre, murdered by the Soviet secret services, probably some time in the spring of 1940.

Spoida in the 1920s represented both Warta Poznań and the Polish National Team. Later, he became a trainer and together with Józef Kałuża, went to Strasbourg, France, to coach Poland in its legendary FIFA World Cup 1938 5-6 game vs. Brazil (June 5, 1938).

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