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Kurt Jara (born 14 October 1950 in Innsbruckmarker) is a retired Austrianmarker footballer.

Playing career

Club career

Jara started his professional career with local side FC Wacker Innsbruck before moving to Spanish outfit Valencia CF in 1973. After two seasons in La Liga he joined German Bundesliga team MSV Duisburg where he spent 5 seasons and reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 1979. After another season in Germany with Schalke 04, he finished his career in the Swiss Super League with Grasshopper. Immediately after retiring as a player, he became manager at Grasshopper.

International career

He made his debut for Austria in a July 1971 friendly match in Sao Paulomarker against Brazil and was a participant at the 1978 and 1982 World Cups. He earned 59 caps, scoring 15 goals. His last international was an April 1985 World Cup qualification match against Hungary.

Managerial career

As a manager he coached in the past the Swiss clubs Grasshopper, FC St. Gallen and FC Zürich, the Austrian team VfB Mödling, Xanthi, APOEL, FC Tirol Innsbruck, Hamburger SV and 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In the season 2005/2006 he was the manager of Red Bull Salzburg.

Career stats

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App  Goals App Goals
FC Wacker Innsbruck 68-69
Valencia CF 73-74 24 5
74-75 33 6
MSV Duisburg 75-76 31 4
76-77 34 7
77-78 30 4
78-79 34 4
79-80 31 4
Total 160 23
Schalke 04 80-81 31 2
Total 31 2
Grasshopper 81-82
Career Totals

Player honours

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