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Kazimierz Górski

Kazimierz Klaudiusz Górski (born 2 March 1921 in Lwów, now Ukraine) is the legendary Polish football player, coach of Poland national football team and honorary president of Polish Football Union (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN).

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Footballer: forward

He played as a forward in several Polish football teams: RKS Lwów, Spartak Lwów, Dynamo Lwów, Legia Warszawa. Football nickname: "Sarenka". His glorious career was broken by World War II. In 1948 he participated in an international match Poland-Denmark (0-8).

Team coach in Poland

He graduated in football training from Higher School of Physical Education in Kraków (Wyższa Szkoła Wychowania Fizycznego, today Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Krakowie) and Physical Education Academy in Wrocław (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu) in 1980. He was the coach of Legia Warszawa (3 times), Marymont Warszawa (first independent training job started in 1954), Gwardia Warszawa, Lublinianka Lublin, ŁKS Łódź.

Polish national team coach 1970-1976

He started as a coach of Polish national junior team in years 1956-1966, Polish national team (23-year-olds) in years 1966-1970, and finally the first Poland national football team in years 1970-1976. His first international match was held on 5 May, 1971 in Lausanne with Switzerland. His major successes were the gold medal for the 1st place in the Olympic Games in Munich, 1972; silver medal for 3rd place in the World Cup in 1974 held in Germany; and another silver medal for 2nd place in the Olympic Games in Montreal, (1976). Kazimierz Górski was the coach for the Polish national team in 73 matches (with 45 wins).

Team coach in Greece

After resigning his posision in Polish national team whe went to Greece and was a successful coach of Panathinaikos Athens, Kastoria Piraeus and Olympiacos Piraeus.

PZPN activist

Since 1976 Kazimierz Górski is the honorary member of Polish Football Union (Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej, PZPN).

When he finished his coaching career he became an activist of PZPN in 1986. Since 1987 he was a vice-president and in 1991-1995 the president of PZPN. Since 3 July 1995 he is the honorary president of PZPN.de:Kazimierz Górski pl:Kazimierz Górski

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