Max Gold

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Max Gold
Personal information
Full name Maximilian Gold
Date of birth (1900-11-22)November 22, 1900
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Date of death November 27, 1961(1961-11-27) (aged 61)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Playing position Right Full Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1922 Wiener AF
1922–1924 Hakoah Vienna
1924 Makkabi Tallinn
1924–1927 Hakoah Vienna
1927–1928 New York Giants 28 (0)
1928–1929 Wiener AC
1929–1930 Hakoah All-Stars 18 (0)
National team
1922 Austria 2 (0)
Teams managed
1925 Makkabi Kaunas
Maccabi Chicago
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Max Gold (born Vienna, Austria; died Tehran, Iran) was an early twentieth century Austrian football (soccer) right full back[1] who played professionally in Austria and the United States. He also earned two caps with the Austrian national team in 1922.


Club career[edit]

Gold began his career with Wiener AF, gaining entry into the first team during the 1919–1920 season. He won the 1922 Austrian Cup with Wiener. In the fall of 1922, Gold transferred to Hakoah Vienna. In the summer of 1924 he played for Makkabi Tallinn in Estonia. He was back with Hakoah in the fall and won the 1924–1925 league title with them. In 1927, Gold moved to the New York Giants of the American Soccer League following a Hakoah Vienna tour of the United States. In 1928, the owner of the Giants, Charles Stoneham, instrumental in kicking off the “Soccer Wars” which resulted in FIFA declaring the ASL and Giants “outlaws”. Gold returned to Austria and spent the 1928–1929 season with Wiener AC. By 1929, the Soccer Wars had been resolved and in August 1929, he moved back to the ASL to play for the Hakoah All-Stars.[2] An injury suffered during the season led to the end of his playing career.[3]

National team[edit]

In 1922, Gold earned two caps with the Austrian national team. The first was a 1-1 tie with Hungary followed by a 7-1 victory over Switzerland.


Following his retirement from playing, Gold embarked on a career as team owner and manager. He had briefly coached Makkabi Kaunas in Estonia during the summer 1925. He now became the owner and manager of Maccabi Chicago and later coached in Luxembourg and Vienna.


  1. ^ HAKOAH SOCCER TEAM HERE FOR BIG CLASH; Bethlehem Globe; April 19, 1927
  2. ^ "A Swing Along Athletic Row; Bethlehem Globe; August 20, 1929". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  3. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 

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