Stanisław Baran

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Stanisław Baran
Personal information
Full name Stanisław Franciszek Baran
Date of birth (1920-04-26)26 April 1920
Place of birth Góra Ropczycka, Poland
Date of death 12 May 1993(1993-05-12) (aged 73)
Place of death Łódź, Poland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1934–1937 Resovia Rzeszów
1937–1939 Warszawianka Warszawa 25 (9)
1945 ŁKS Łódź
1945–1946 Lechia Gdańsk
1946–1958 ŁKS Łódź
National team
1939–1950 Poland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stanisław Franciszek Baran (April 26, 1920 – May 12, 1993) was an interwar Polish football player, who started his career in Resovia Rzeszów, then, sometime in 1938 (at the age of around 18) moved to Warszawianka Warszawa. Regarded as one of the most gifted players of these times, however World War II stopped his career for a few years.

Baran was a member of the Polish National Team in 1938 FIFA World Cup, but did not play in the legendary game Poland - Brazil 5-6 (June 5, 1938, Strasbourg, France) - he spent the whole match on the bench. Also, played in the last international friendly of interwar Poland (Poland - Hungary 4-2, August 27, 1939, Warsaw). In this game, he appeared on the field as a replacement, in 31st minute.

In 1958, as a 38-year-old soccer veteran, Baran won the championships of Poland, with the team of ŁKS Łódź.

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