Tadeusz Kraus

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Tadeusz Kraus
Personal information
Full name Tadeusz Kraus
Date of birth (1932-10-22) October 22, 1932 (age 85)
Place of birth Třinec, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1942–1948 Siła Trzyniec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1951 Siła Trzyniec
1953–1955 Křídla vlasti Olomouc
1955 ÚDA Praha
1956–1966 AC Sparta Prague 202 (65)
1966–1969 LIAZ Jablonec nad Nisou
National team
1953–1959[1] Czechoslovakia 23 (6)
Teams managed
1969–1970 Slavia Melbourne
1971–1974 AC Sparta Prague
1974–1976 LIAZ Jablonec nad Nisou
1976–1980 Aris Limassol
1983–1985 Aris Limassol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tadeusz Kraus (also known as Tadeáš Kraus) (born 22 October 1932) is a former international footballer who represented Czechoslovakia.

He was born in Třinec. His father Wilhelm was a metallurgist worker in Třinec Iron and Steel Works and also a footballer and activist in Siła Trzyniec, local Polish sport club. Wife of Tadeusz Kraus, Anna, was a skilled gymnast who finished fourth at the 1956 Olympic Games.

He was raised in football by the Siła Trzyniec. In 1951 he left the club and went to the university in Prague. He played for several clubs and from 1955 played for Dukla Prague. Another year Kraus joined Sparta Prague where he played for another 10 years, 4 years was a team captain. He then played for several other minor clubs and in 1971 started coaching. In the 1970s and 1980s coached Cypriot club Aris Limassol for six years.

Tadeusz Kraus played for Czechoslovakia national team (scoring 6 goals in 23 matches) and was a participant at the two World Cups, 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.


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