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Karl Adamek

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Karl Adamek
Karl Adamek (l.) with Johann Billich
Personal information
Date of birth (1910-07-23)23 July 1910
Place of birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 8 January 2000(2000-01-08) (aged 89)
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1929 Brigittenauer AC
1929–1931 Wiener AC
1931 Floridsdorfer AC
1931–1932 Brigittenauer AC
1932–1933 Austria Wien
1933–1935 Le Havre AC
1935–1937 Austria Wien
National team
1932–1937 Austria 8 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1949 FC Biel
1950–1957 IFK Norrköping
1957–1958 Austria Wien
1958–1959 Atalanta
1960 Örgryte IS
1965–1966 Sturm Graz
SV Stockerau
1970 Bodø/Glimt
1971 HamKam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Adamek (23 July 1910 in Vienna – 8 January 2000) was an Austrian footballer and manager. He played as defender for different teams in Vienna and from 1933 till 1935 for Le Havre AC in France.

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Karl Adamek was a trained butcher and waiter. He began his career as a football player with Brigittenauer AC and switched to the well-known Wiener AC for two years in 1929. After a short time with Floridsdorfer AC, he went back to Brigittenau. !932-22 he played for Austria Wien. In this time he debuted for the Austrian national football team in a 4-3 away win on 17 July 1932. He played eight matches for Austria.[1][2]

In the winter of 1933 he left Austria and played for Le Havre, France, in the second division. However, his international career was interrupted by this transfer, as footballers playing abroad were rarely named in the national team at that time. Before he ended his active career after the 1946/47 season, Adamek celebrated his third runner-up title in the second post-war championship with Austria Wien and reached the cup final for the last time, which they lost 4-3 to SC Wacker Wien.

After the end of his playing career, Karl Adamek turned into a successful coach. From 1952 to 1957 managed IFK Norrköping in Sweden. Then he coached Austria Wien. 1958 he took over the second division club Atalanta Bergamo in Italy and led it back into the first division. Other coaching stations Adameks abroad were Norway ( Örgryte IS, Bodø/Glimt, HamKam) and Switzerland (FC Biel). Adamek's next stop was at Sturm Graz, with whom he was promoted to the Staatsliga in July 1966 after taking over the club in January 1965. At the beginning of the 1970s he coached SV Heid Stockerau.

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