Josip Scholz

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Josip Šolc (30 January 1898 – 24 September 1945)[2] was a Croatian soldier and footballer. He competed for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[3]

Josip Scholz
Personal information
Date of birth (1898-01-30)30 January 1898
Place of birth Zagreb, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 24 September 1945(1945-09-24) (aged 47)[1]
Place of death Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1917–1928 Concordia Zagreb
National team
1920–1923 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was sometimes referred to as Josip Scholz which is the Germanized spelling.


Born in Zagreb, he played football as midfielder with HŠK Concordia and was known for his good technical skills.[4] He finished the Military Academy and was official in the Yugoslav Royal Army between 1919 and 1940. Besides football he also practiced fencing and was part of the Small Entente team at Bucharest in 1938.[4]

He was a member of the Nazi-backed Croatian Home Guard.[4] Šolc was commander of the Zagreb Garrison Command.[5][6] In August 1942 he was awarded the Military Order of the Iron Trefoil 4th Class Cross with Oak Wreath. He was promoted to the rank of infantry general on 22 December 1944.

He was captured by the Yugoslav Partisans in May 1945 and in June was incarcerated in the military prison in Belgrade where he was sentenced to death and executed on 19 September 1945.[4][7]


  1. ^ "Josip Scholz". Croatian Olympic Committee. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ Josip Scholz's profile at Sports
  3. ^ FIFA Player Statistics: Josip SOLC
  4. ^ a b c d Josip Scholz Archived 20 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine at (in Serbian)
  5. ^ Charles D. Pettibone The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II 2012 p. 274 "Zagreb Garrison Brigade (Zagrebacki Posadni Zdrug) (07/20/43, HQ Zagreb City Command; 04/01/44, ... Josip Šolc (03/45, Commanding Officer, 1st Assault Division) 08/44 unknown? 12/01/44, reformed 20th Domobran Brigade - see 20th Domobran ..."
  6. ^ Order of battle of Croatian Home Defense Army
  7. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018.