Ludwik Gintel

Ludwik Gintel (Hebrew: לודוויק גינטל; 26 September 1899 – 11 July 1973) was a Polish Olympic footballer.[1][2]

Ludwik Gintel
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Gintel in 1922
Personal information
Date of birth (1899-09-26)26 September 1899
Place of birth Kraków, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 11 July 1973(1973-07-11) (aged 73)
Place of death Tel Aviv, Israel
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Right-back, forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1916–1930 KS Cracovia
International career
1921–? Poland 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Early and personal lifeEdit

Gintel was born Kraków. He was Jewish.[3] He worked as an architect and bank clerk.[4]

Football careerEdit

Gintel began his football career playing for the Jewish Sports Association Jutrzenka Kraków.[4] He then played 328 games for KS Cracovia,[5] until 1931, as a right-back (later forward). With KS Cracovia, he was twice the champion of Poland (1921 and 1930). In 1928, he was Poland's top scorer.[3]

He was also capped 12 times for the Poland national team, making eight official appearances.[4] Included among his appearances for the team was in their first-ever Olympic appearance at the 1924 Olympic Games.[4]

After football careerEdit

After the World War II broke out, he emigrated to Palestine.[4] He died in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1973.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ludwik Gintel - Stats - titles won".
  2. ^ "Ludwik Gintel". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b Mendelsohn, Ezra (2009). Jews and the Sporting Life: Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXIII. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190452384 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Archiwum ofiar terroru nazistowskiego i komunistycznego w Krakowie 1939 - 1956".
  5. ^ Ezra Mendelsohn (2009). Jews and the Sporting Life: Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXIII. Oxford University Press US. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-19-538291-4.