Franciszek Smuda

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Franciszek Smuda
Franciszek Smuda 2010.jpg
Franciszek Smuda as Polish national coach (2010)
birthday June 22, 1948
place of birth LubomiaPoland
position Defense
Years station
1962-1965 KP Unia Racibórz
Years station Games (goals) 1
1965-1967 Unia Racibórz
1967-1969 Odra Wodzislaw
1970 FKS Stal Mielec
1970-1971 Piast Gliwice
1971-1974 Vistula Garfield
1975 Hartford bicentennials 20 (3)
1975-1977 Legia Warsaw 33 (0)
1978 Oakland Stompers 2 (0)
1978 Los Angeles Aztecs 13 (0)
1978 San Jose Earthquakes 10 (0)
1979-1981 SpVgg Fürth 17 (1)
1982-1983 VfB Coburg 30 (1)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1983 VfB Coburg
1984-1987 ASV Forth
1987-1988 DJK Eintracht Süd Nürnberg
1988-1989 1. FC Herzogenaurach
1989-1990 Altay İzmir
1991-1993 Konyaspor
1993 FV Wendelstein
1993-1995 FKS Stal Mielec
1995-1998 Widzew Łódź
1998-1999 Wisła Krakow
1999-2001 Legia Warsaw
2001-2002 Wisła Krakow
2002 Widzew Łódź
2003 Piotrcovia Piotrków Trybunalski
2003-2004 Widzew Łódź
2004 Omonia Nicosia
2004-2005 Odra Wodzislaw
2005-2006 Zagłębie Lubin
2006-2009 Lech poses
2009 Zagłębie Lubin
2009–2012 Poland
2013 SSV Jahn Regensburg
2013-2015 Wisła Krakow
2016-2017 Górnik Łęczna
2017– Widzew Łódź
1 Only league games are given.

Franciszek Smuda (born June 22, 1948 in Lubomia , Silesia ; also Franz Smuda ) is a former Polish - German football player and today's coach .

Player career

Smuda began his career with the youth teams of KP Unia Racibórz and GKS Odra Wodzisław Śląski . In 1970 he joined the first team at FKS Stal Mielec . From 1970 to 1971 he was under contract with Piast Gliwice .

As a result of several injuries to the cruciate ligament and the lateral ligament, Smuda left Europe in 1972 or 1973 at the age of 24 and went to North America to have an operation in the United States , because medicine was "already one step further" there. Then he went to rehabilitation there. After successful rehab he stayed in the USA and played for Vistula Garfield in New Jersey and from 1975 for the Hartford Bicentennials. With the latter, he could "recommend himself again for the Polish league". So he then left North America again and returned to Poland. Smuda then worked for Legia Warsaw for two years . In 1978 he went back to North America and was active in the USA with the Oakland Stompers, the Los Angeles Aztecs and most recently with the San José Earthquakes .

After his stay overseas, he returned to Europe and only played from 1979 to 1981 with SpVgg Fürth (today SpVgg Greuther Fürth ) and then ended his career as a footballer with the upper division VfB Coburg .

Coaching career

VfB Coburg was also Smuda's first position as a coach. He later coached the German club ASV Forth from 1984 to 1987, DJK Eintracht Süd Nürnberg from 1987 to 1988 and 1. FC Herzogenaurach from 1988 to 1989 . From 1989 to 1993 Smuda lived in Turkey . He trained Altay İzmir for one year and Konyaspor for another two years . In 1993 he returned to Germany and became a coach at FV Wendelstein.

After a short time he returned to Poland. Smuda moved to his very first professional club as a player FKS Stal Mielec , with whom he was able to prevent relegation from the top Polish league in his first year. In 1995 he signed a contract with Widzew Łódź and became a master in 1996 and 1997. In the 1996/97 season he qualified as a coach with Widzew for the UEFA Champions League . In a group with Borussia Dortmund , Atlético Madrid and Steaua Bucharest , the Polish representative took third place. In 1998 he had to leave Łódź after a fourth place in the league and went to Wisła Krakow . With Wisła he was again champion, but did not qualify for the Champions League. In 1999 he went to Legia Warsaw . This time he returned without a title to Wisła in Cracow , which he also left without title, first to Widzew Łódź (2002), then to Piotrcovia Piotrków Trybunalski (2003), then again to Widzew Łódź. In the second guest appearance he was relegated with Widzew. Then he left Poland for Cyprus and was under contract with Omonia Nicosia for half a year . He returned in late 2004 and trained first Odra Wodzisław Śląski , then Zagłębie Lubin and Lech Posen .

From October 29, 2009 he was the coach of the Polish national team ; his contract ran until August 30, 2012. After the national team was eliminated in the preliminary round of the 2012 European Football Championship , Smuda did not extend his contract.

For the second half of 2012/13 Smuda was the new coach of second division SSV Jahn Regensburg . He received a contract until the end of the season. When he took office, Jahn was last in the table with 13 points from 19 games. After relegation, Smuda's contract was not renewed.

In the summer of 2013 Wisła Krakow signed Smuda as the new head coach. In the 2013/14 season he led the club in the Polish Ekstraklasa to fifth place. After persistent failure, he was released in early March 2015.

For the second half of the 2016/17 season he was hired as the coach of the relegation-threatened Polish first division club Górnik Łęczna .

In August 2017 he returned to Widzew Lodz.

Success as a trainer

  • Polish champion (1996, 1997 and 1999)
  • Polish Cup (2009)
  • Polish Supercup (1996 and 2001)
  • Entry into the group stage of the Champions League (1996)

useful information

Smuda has besides the Polish and the German citizenship . While he is listed as Franciszek Smuda in Polish documents , he is listed as Franz Smuda in his German passport and other German documents . Franz Smuda is married and has one son. He commutes between Nuremberg and Krakow .

Web links

Commons : Franciszek Smuda  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Florian Reindl: "It smelled a bit strange ..." spox, January 15, 2013, accessed on September 22, 2013 .
  2. ^ National coach Smuda resigns , Spiegel Online from June 16, 2012 (accessed June 17, 2012).
  3. Franz Smuda new head coach. (No longer available online.) In: SSV Jahn Regensburg. January 2, 2013, archived from the original on December 8, 2015 ; Retrieved December 5, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. 2. Bundesliga: Smuda leaves Regensburg in the event of relegation , in:, from April 16, 2013
  5. Smuda: Chcę, aby Wisła grała atrakcyjny futbol ,, accessed on June 18, 2013 (Polish)
  6. ^ Komunikat Wisły Kraków SA Announcement on the Wisła Kraków website of March 9, 2015, accessed on April 7, 2015 (Polish)
  7. ^ City of Nuremberg (ed.): Nuremberg's international contacts in the press. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 20, 2013 ; accessed on January 14, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /