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Tadeusz Kraus

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Full nameTadeusz Kraus
Playing positionForward

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Tadeusz Kraus (also known as Tadeáš Kraus) (born 22 October 1932 in Třinec (Trzyniec)) is a former Polish footballer from Zaolzie, who represented Czechoslovakia. He is considered the best Polish football player from Zaolzie ever.

His father Wilhelm was a metallurgist worker in Třinec Iron and Steel Works and also a footballer and activist in Siła Trzyniec, local Polish sport club. Wife of Tadeusz Kraus, Anna, was a skilled gymnast who ended fourth at the 1956 Olympic Games.

He was raised in football by the Siła Trzyniec. In 1951 he left the club and went to the university in Prague. He played for several clubs and from 1955 played for Dukla Prague. Another year Kraus joined Sparta Prague where he played for another 10 years, 4 years was a team captain. He then played for several other minor clubs and in 1971 started coaching. In the 1970s and 1980s coached Cypriot club Aris Limassol for six years.

Tadeusz Kraus played for Czechoslovakia national team (23 matches/6 goals) and was a participant at the two World Cups, 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.

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