| Gleiwitz, Germany|
| Vienna, Austria|
| (1944-01-06)6 January 1944|
12 January 2009(2009-01-12) (aged 65)
12 January 2009, Vienna, Austria
Michael Polywka (born 6 January 1944; died 12 January 2009) was a German footballer.
Michael Polywka Wikipedia
Polywka started his senior career at SC Motor Jena (renamed into FC Carl Zeiss Jena in 1966) in East Germany. He defected from his team after an away game in the 1966–67 Intertoto Cup against AIK in Sweden to join West German Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.
Following a one-year suspension by FIFA, Polywka made his debut in the Bundesliga on 19 August 1967, in a game against TSV 1860 Munich. In total, he played five seasons in the Bundesliga for Braunschweig and Hannover 96. In 1972, he joined Austrian club FC Admira/Wacker Vienna.