Zygmunt Alfus (1901-1957)

Zygmunt Alfus (Szymon Alfus) – a football player at Cracovia football club and Makkabi Kraków, a referee, a sports activist, a craftsman as well as an official, was born on 3rd February 1901.

Before the outbreak of WWII, Alfus was an activist at Hakoahu Bielsko-Biała. After WWII, he joined the Salesian Football Association in Katowice. Zygmunt Alfus was a Board Member of the Polish Football Association (PZPN) where he held the position of a Deputy Secretary, followed by the Association Captain position as well being the coach of the national team during five official international games. Alfus was removed from the Polish sports structures due to political reasons (he was a Home Army member during WWII). In 1956 Zygmunt Alfus worked actively to reactivate the Salesian Football Association. After 1945 he held the position of the President of the City National Council in Katowice, while 1956 marked his success in bringing the Salesian Football Association  back to life.

Zygmunt Alfus passed away on 1th February 1957 in Katowice.

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