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Hubert Gad

Hubert Gad, also known as Hubert God (August 15, 1914 – July 3, 1939) was a Polish soccer player, a very skilled and aggressive forward, who for a while was the top scorer of Poland.

Born in Świętochłowice, Gad represented both Śląsk Świętochłowice and Poland. In white-red jersey debuted February 16, 1936 at Heysel Stadium in Brussels. His debut was excellent, as Gad scored a goal and Poland won 2-0.

During the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, he was a key player on the team. Gad, who was regarded as a temporary replacement for Ernest Wilimowski, proved his excellent quality, scoring 4 goals in the tournament. After the Olympics, represented Poland in additional 4 games, scoring once.

Gad died in 1939 while swimming in a lake. His funeral took place on July 9, 1939, and among pallbearers there were such renowned soccer players as Leonard Piątek, Ryszard Piec, Ewald Dytko and Teodor Peterek.

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