Michał Matyas

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Michał Matyas
Personal information
Full name Michał Franciszek Mieczysław Matyas
Date of birth (1910-09-28)28 September 1910
Place of birth Brzozów, Poland
Date of death 22 October 1975(1975-10-22) (aged 65)
Place of death Kraków, Poland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1939 Pogoń Lwów
1940–1941 Dynamo Kyiv
1945–1948 Polonia Bytom
National team
1932–1939 Poland 18 (7)
Teams managed
1950–1954 Wisła Kraków
1955–1956 Pogoń Szczecin
1957–1958 Stal Mielec
1959–1961 Cracovia
1962–1963 Stal Mielec
Polonia Bytom
1966–1967 Poland
1968–1969 Cracovia
1969–1970 Górnik Zabrze
1970–1971 Wisła Kraków
1972–1973 Cracovia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michał Franciszek Mieczysław Matyas (28 September 1910, in Brzozów – 22 October 1975, in Kraków) was a Polish football player, who represented such teams as Pogoń Lwów and Polonia Bytom,[1] as well as Poland.[2]

In mid-1920s he moved to Lwów where started playing in junior team of Pogoń. His debut in the national team took place on 10 July 1932 in Warsaw (Poland - Sweden 2-0). Altogether he played in 18 international games (including the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin), scoring 7 goals. In Pogoń, in 1935 he was the top-scorer of the Polish Football League, with 22 goals.

During World War II Matyas shortly played for FC Dynamo Kiev, after the war he returned to Poland. As Lwów was transferred to Ukraine, together with a group of Pogon’s players and activists, he settled in Bytom, where he played for Polonia Bytom. After finishing his career, he became a coach, in 1950-1952 he was in charge of the national team of Poland. Later, he coached such teams as Stal Mielec and Cracovia.[3] He died on 22 October 1975 in Kraków.