Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Soccer
Inducted: 1982
Country: Vienna, Austria
Born: 1890 in Austria
Died: 1984

Arthur Baar was the leader of the soccer section of the Hakoah of Vienna Sports Club in Austria and mentor of the internationally renowned Hakoah- Vienna Soccer Club from 1911 to 1927.

From 1927 to 1938, Baar served as vice president of Hakoah of Vienna. When Germany annexed Austria in 1938, he immigrated to Israel. Baar soon was given responsibility for organizing all Hapoel soccer activities, during which time he established courses for coaches and referees. In 1945, the British Palestine Authority
appointed him to select a national soccer team.

Baar was manager of Israel’s National Soccer Team from 1948 to 1954. In the late 1940s, he and I. Kerner established the Hakoah Federation of Israel.

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