Kurt Jara

Kurt Jara (born 14 October 1950) is an Austrian football manager and former player who played as a midfielder.

Kurt Jara
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-10-14) 14 October 1950 (age 70)
Place of birth Innsbruck, Austria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 FC Wacker Innsbruck 58 (19)
1971–1973 SSW Innsbruck 56 (21)
1973–1975 Valencia 57 (11)
1975–1980 MSV Duisburg 160 (23)
1980–1981 Schalke 04 31 (2)
1981–1985 Grasshoppers 111 (24)
Total 473 (100)
National team
1971–1985 Austria 59 (14)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Grasshoppers
1988–1991 St. Gallen
1991–1994 FC Zürich
1994–1995 VfB Mödling
1996–1997 AO Xanthi
1997–1998 APOEL Nicosia
1999–2001 FC Tirol Innsbruck
2001–2003 Hamburger SV
2004–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern
2005–2006 Red Bull Salzburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Born in Innsbruck, Jara started his professional career with local side FC Wacker Innsbruck before moving to Spanish outfit Valencia CF in 1973. After two seasons in La Liga he joined German Bundesliga team MSV Duisburg where he spent five seasons[1] and reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1979. After another season in Germany with FC Schalke 04, he finished his career in the Swiss Super League with Grasshopper. Immediately after retiring as a player, he became manager at Grasshopper.

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Austria in a July 1971 friendly match in Sao Paulo against Brazil and was a participant at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups. He earned 59 caps, scoring 14 goals.[2] His last international was an April 1985 World Cup qualification match against Hungary.

Managerial careerEdit

As a manager, he coached in the past the Swiss clubs Grasshopper, FC St. Gallen and FC Zürich, the Austrian team VfB Mödling, Xanthi, APOEL, FC Tirol Innsbruck, Hamburger SV and 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In the season 2005–06 he was the manager of Red Bull Salzburg.

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
FC Wacker Innsbruck 68–69
69–70
70–71
71–72
72–73
Total
Valencia 73–74 24 5
74–75 33 6
Total
Duisburg 75–76 31 4
76–77 34 7
77–78 30 4
78–79 34 4
79–80 31 4
Total 160 23
Schalke 04 80–81 31 2
Grasshoppers 81–82
82–83
83–84
84–85
Total
Career total

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ManagerEdit

Hamburger SV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arnhold, Matthias (9 June 2016). "Kurt Jara - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (9 June 2016). "Kurt Jara - International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Ligapokal, 2003, Finale". dfb.de. Retrieved 5 November 2020.

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