Edmund Giemsa

Edmund Giemza (Giemza) was a Polish interwar soccer player. He was born on 16 October 1912 in Upper Silesian city of Ruda Śląska and died on 30 September 1994 in Chinnor, England.

Edmund Giemsa
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Personal information
Full name Edmund Giemsa
Date of birth (1912-10-16)16 October 1912
Place of birth Poland
Date of death 30 September 1994(1994-09-30) (aged 81)
National team
Poland

Giemsa played for Ruch Chorzów as well as Polish National Team. With Ruch, he was a multiple champion of Poland (1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938).

On 4 June 1933 in Warsaw he debuted in Polish National Team (Poland - Belgium 0-1). Altogether he played in 9 international games, without scoring any goals. He was in Polish Roster in World Cup France 1938, but did not appear on the field in the legendary game Poland - Brazil 5-6 (5 June 1938, Strasbourg, France). His last game, in a white-red jersey, was on 27 August 1939 in Warsaw (Poland - Hungary 4-2).

Edmund Giemsa is Great-Grandfather to Ethan Giemza and Grandfather to Stefan Giemza.

During World War II he was forced to join the Wehrmacht but deserted and joined the French Resistance from where he joined the Polish Army. After the war Giemsa decided to stay in the United Kingdom and did not return to Poland.

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