Jacek Gmoch

Last updated
Jacek Gmoch
Gmoch Jacek.jpg
Gmoch in 2007
Personal information
Full nameJacek Wojciech Gmoch
Date of birth (1939-01-13) 13 January 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Pruszków, Poland
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Znicz Pruszków
1960–1968 Legia Warsaw 330 [1] (10)
National team
1962–1968 Poland 29 (0)
Teams managed
1976–1978 Poland
1979 Skeid Fotball
1979–1981 PAS Giannina
1981–1982 Apollon Athens
1982–1983 Larisa
1983–1985 Panathinaikos
1985–1986 AEK
1986–1988 Larissa
1988–1989 Olympiacos
1990–1991 Aris
1991–1993 APOEL
1993 Larissa
1994–1995 Athinaikos
1995–1996 Ethnikos
1996–1997 APOEL
1997–1998 Ionikos
1998–1999 Kalamata
1999–2000 Panionios
2002–2003 Ionikos
2010 Panathinaikos (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jacek Wojciech Gmoch (born 13 January 1939 in Pruszków) is a former Polish footballer, who later became a trainer and selector of the Polish National Team.

While having a successful football career he graduated in communication from the Warsaw University of Technology. Gmoch begun playing for Znicz Pruszków, to move on for a successful career in Legia Warsaw. With Legia, he won the Polish Cup twice (in 1964 and 1966) and contributed to the beginning of the successful 1968–69 season. He also became a player for the national Team of Poland (29 caps). [2]

Following a major injury in a friendly match, Gmoch began a coaching career, starting in Legia Warsaw in 1969–71. Having been offered the assistant's job at Kazimierz Górski, he lasted from 1971–74. Moved to U.S. to follow his scientific career (1975–6). He returned to qualify the National Team to 1978 Mundial in Argentina (fifth place). He later moved to Norway in 1979 and Greece until 2003 where he became one of the most successful and recognised coaches.

In Norway, he became Skeid Fotball manager and then he went to Greece and worked first as a manager of PAS Giannina, [3] [4] Apollon Athens, Larisa, [5] In 1983, he did his big step as a manager and became trainer of Panathinaikos. In his first season as Panathinaikos manager, his team won the Double and the following season, his team for second time in their history, reached the Semi finals of European Champions Cup, where they were eliminated by Liverpool. For the season 1985–86, he became coach of another great Greek club, AEK and the following season he became again trainer of Larisa and in 1988, his team won for first and only time the Greek Championship. After Larisa, he worked as a manager for Olympiacos and Aris Thessaloniki in 1991 he went to Cyprus to become APOEL trainer, where his team won the championship and he remained there until the middle of the season 1992–93. Later, he worked for Athinaikos (1994–95), Ethnikos Piraeus (1995–96), Ionikos (1997–98), Kalamata (1998–99), Panionios (1999), and again for Ionikos in 2002–03.

He acted as a member of the Polish Olympic representation team in Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and later became a minor shareholder and President of Legia Warsaw, as well as following up a career in television commentating for several networks. He is currently commentating Champions League matches for the Greek Television.

On 15 November 2010, Gmoch took over as the caretaker manager of Panathinaikos, following Nikos Nioplias, who resigned after a string of mediocre results in the first part of the 2010–11 season. As caretaker manager he succeeded to win Iraklis in the only match before being succeeded by the new manager of the team. The score was 4–2 and everybody in the stadium goodbyed him again as a winner.

Related Research Articles

Pruszków Place in Masovian, Poland Voivodeship

Pruszków(listen) is a city in central Poland, situated in the Masovian Voivodeship since 1999. It was previously in Warszawa Voivodeship (1975–1998). Pruszków is the capital of Pruszków County, located along the western edge of the Warsaw urban area. The town's population has grown significantly, from 16,000 in the early part of the 20th century to 60,068 in the 2014 census by the Central Statistical Office of Poland.

Polonia Warsaw Polish sports club with football and basketball teams

Polonia Warsaw, founded on 19 November 1911, is the oldest existing Warsaw sports club, with football, basketball, track and field and swimming teams.

Kazimierz Górski Polish footballer

Kazimierz Klaudiusz Górski was a coach of Poland national football team and honorary president of Polish Football Union. He was also a football player, capped once for Poland.

Jerzy Engel Polish footballer and coach

Władysław Jerzy Engel is a Polish former footballer and coach.

Krzysztof Warzycha Polish footballer

Krzysztof Ireneusz Warzycha is a Polish former professional footballer. For the majority of his career he played for Greek club Panathinaikos.

Stefan Majewski Polish footballer and manager

Stefan Majewski is a retired Polish footballer and football manager. He was born in Bydgoszcz.

Jakub Wawrzyniak Polish footballer

Jakub Wawrzyniak is a Polish former footballer. He usually played as a left-back or center-back. Earlier in his career, he also appeared a few times as a striker and as a midfielder.

Jacek Kazimierski Polish footballer

Jacek Kazimierski is a retired Polish football player.

Dariusz Wdowczyk Polish footballer and manager

Dariusz Wdowczyk is a Polish football player and coach, who was previously the manager of Piast Gliwice. He played for Gwardia Warszawa, Legia Warsaw, Celtic, Reading, and Polonia Warsaw. He has subsequently carved out a career in football management. In the 2005/06 season he led Legia Warsaw to the league title.

Znicz Pruszków Association football club

Miejski Klub Sportowy Znicz is a football club based in Pruszków, Poland.

Ismael Blanco

Ismael Blanco is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Panarkadikos, as Striker.

Hubert Kostka Polish footballer and manager

Hubert Jerzy Kostka is a retired Polish football goalkeeper, who represented both Górnik Zabrze, and the Polish National Team. Kostka participated in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where Poland won gold medal. Kostka is not only a successful player, he also coached several teams and graduated as a mining engineer from the Silesian Polytechnic in Gliwice.

Franciszek Smuda

Franciszek Smuda is a Polish football coach and former footballer who also holds a German passport. As a player, he spent his career playing for clubs in Poland, the United States and Germany. In 1983, he turned to coaching, becoming the manager of Widzew Łódź, Wisła Kraków, Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznań, among others. He has won three Polish league titles. Since 2009 he was the manager of the Poland national football team, but resigned on 16 June 2012, following their elimination from Euro 2012.

Tomasz Chałas is a Polish footballer who plays as a forward.

Ryszard Kulesza Polish footballer, coach, and official

Ryszard Kulesza was a Polish footballer, coach and official, one of managers of the Poland national football team. His father was killed during the Warsaw Uprising, and Kulesza himself, who was 13, was lucky to survive, as a German soldier threw him under a passing tank. After the uprising, he was forcibly taken to Germany as Ost-Arbeiter, but escaped and returned to Poland on foot.

Stefan Białas Polish footballer and manager

Stefan Feliks Bialas is a former Polish football player and manager.

Krzysztof Stanisław Gawara is a former Polish football player and former manager of Legia Warsaw.

Leszek Ojrzyński Polish footballer and manager

Leszek Ojrzyński is a Polish former player and current Stal Mielec's manager.

Tadeusz Świcarz Polish footballer and ice hockey player

Tadeusz Józef Świcarz was a Polish ice hockey and football player. In ice hockey he played for Polonia Warsaw, Legia Warsaw, Gwardia Bydgoszcz, and Znicz Pruszków. He played for the Polish national team at the 1952 Winter Olympics. Świcarz took part in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, and was captured and held prisoner.

Adrian Małachowski is a Polish footballer who plays as a midfielder for 1. FC Magdeburg.

References

  1. "Jacek Gmoch". legia.net (in Polish). Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 23, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 27, 2009. Retrieved April 13, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 23, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)