Jan Liberda

Jan Konrad Liberda (26 November 1936 – 6 February 2020) was a Polish football forward. Liberda played mostly for one team, Polonia Bytom,[1] where he remained since 1950, until 1969. He ended his career in 1971 at AZ.[2] He twice was the topscorer of the Ekstraklasa, in 1959 with 21 goals, and in 1962 with 16 goals. Also, in 1962, he won championship of Poland. Altogether, Liberda played in 304 of Polonia's games, scoring 146 goals.

Jan Liberda
Personal information
Full name Jan Konrad Liberda
Date of birth (1936-11-26)November 26, 1936
Place of birth Beuthen, Germany
(now Bytom, Poland)
Date of death February 6, 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 83)
Place of death Bytom
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
1950–1954 Polonia Bytom
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1969 Polonia Bytom 301 (145)
1969–1971 AZ 42 (1)
1971 Polonia Bytom 3 (1)
1971 GKS Katowice
National team
1959–1967 Poland 35 (8)
Teams managed
1980–1982 Polonia Bytom
1982–1983 TuS Schloß Neuhaus
1991–1992 Polonia Bytom
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Liberda 35 times capped for Poland, scoring 8 goals. He debuted on 20 May 1959 in Hamburg, in a 1-1 tie with Western Germany.[3]

He later managed TuS Schloß Neuhaus.[4]

He died in February 2020 at the age of 83.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.poloniabytom.com.pl/strona.php?s=5089
  2. ^ http://www.vi.nl/Spelers/Speler.htm?dbid=39746&typeofpage=84137
  3. ^ http://www.eu-football.info/_player.php?id=12158
  4. ^ http://www.fussballdaten.de/spieler/liberda/1983/
  5. ^ "Jan Liberda nie żyje". 90minut.pl (in Polish). 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.