Edward Jan (or Ewald Oskar) Dytko (18 October 1914 – 13 June 1993) was a Polish football player, who, when his home country became Poland by Treaty of Versailles represented the no longer existing team of Dab Katowice, also in 1935-39 he played in the Polish National Team.
He was born in Zalenze (now a district of Katowice) and since early childhood played soccer.
In 1931 he became a player of Dab, where he spent his all career.
In 1936, his team was promoted to the Polish Soccer League, but due to Dab's disqualification, the club was relegated in the middle of the 1937 season.
His national debut occurred on August 18, 1935 in Katowice, against Yugoslavia.
Soon Dytko became a key midfield, participating in 25 games.
He played in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin (in all four games of the Polish Team), also in a legendary World Cup Soccer 1938 game Poland - Brazil 5-6 (June 5, 1938, Strasbourg, France).
On August 27, 1939, Dytko took part in the last (and one of the best) match of interwar Polish National Team - at Warsaw, vs.
Dytko is regarded as the co-author of the biggest successes of Polish soccer in the interwar period.
During the Second World War, he signed the German nationality list (Volksliste) and in 1942 was drafted into the Wehrmacht.
In 1944 he was captured by the U.S.
Army and for a while was kept at a POW camp in Austria.
After the war he returned to Silesia and his beloved team, representing Dab until 1950.
Like many other inhabitants of Upper Silesia, he had problems with the communist government, which initially treated him as a traitor.
He was cleared, but only after signing the declaration of loyalty to the Polish state.
After 1950 he worked as a coach in several Silesian teams, but without major successes.