Jan Wasiewicz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jan Wasiewicz

Polish footballer

Date of Birth: 06-Jan-1911

Place of Birth: Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 09-Nov-1976

Profession: association football player

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Jan Wasiewicz

  • Jan Karol Wasiewicz (6 January 1911 in Lemberg – 9 November 1976 in Quilmes (a district of Buenos Aires), Argentina) was an interwar Polish football player.
  • Wasiewicz was a midfielder both in Pogon Lwów (one of the best teams of interwar Poland), and the Polish National Team. His career started in 1926 in another Lwów team - RKS.
  • Then he moved to Lechia Lwów and in 1933 to Pogon.
  • In the last team, he played in the Polish Soccer League in the years 1933-1939, representing Pogon in 102 games and scoring 3 goals.
  • In the Polish National Team, Wasiewicz took part in 11 games, scoring 3 goals.
  • He was a reserve team player during the 1938 FIFA World Cup, but did not go to France.
  • Most probably, he would have played in the legendary game Poland - Brazil 5-6 (5 June 1938, Strasbourg, France), had it not been for an injury.
  • At the last minute, Wasiewicz was replaced by Ewald Dytko. Wasiewicz fought in the Invasion of Poland.
  • After Poland's defeat, he escaped to Hungary.
  • From there, moved to France and then to England, where he fought in General Stanislaw Maczek's First Polish Armoured Division.
  • In late 1944 and early 1945, he fought in France, Belgium and Netherlands, in a famous 1st Polish Infantry Battalion "Bloody Shirts".
  • In recognition of extraordinary service, Wasiewicz was honored with highest orders, including the Belgian Order of Léopold. Until 1946, he served in the occupation forces in Germany.
  • Then he moved to England, and in 1949 to Argentina, where he died.

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