Richard Kohn (27 February 1888 – 16 June 1963) was an Austrian football player and later coach of FC Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Feyenoord Rotterdam. He was Jewish, born in Vienna. His nickname was Dombi or Little Dombi, meaning little eminence. He was also known as John Little(s), Jack Domby and Ricardo Domby.
|Date of birth||27 February 1888|
|Place of birth||Vienna, Austria-Hungary|
|Date of death||June 16, 1963 75)(aged|
|19xx – 1924||Hertha BSC|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Career as player
Before World War I he played for Wiener AC and Wiener AF and Wiener Amateur SV. Kohn was renowned for his good technique. He had seven appearances for the Austrian national team (1907–1912) and scored two times.
Career as coach
Little is known about the early years of his career. In the 1920s he managed Građanski Zagreb and Sportfreunde Stuttgart and Hertha BSC from 1924 to 1925. He then went to First Vienna FC which he left for Barcelona for a first stint from February 1926 to 1927. He afterwards left TSV 1860 Munich for VfR Mannheim for a year. Upon leaving for FC Bayern Munich, convincing the gifted player Oskar Rohr to follow him there. With Rohr and Conny Heidkamp he formed a strong team in Munich and in 1932 won the German championship with Bayern in a final victory against Eintracht Frankfurt.
After the Nazis rise to power, the Jewish Kohn left Germany initially for the Grasshopper Club in Zurich for Barcelona, and later went to Switzerland where he coached Basel. From 1935 to 1939, 1951 to 1952, and 1955 to 1956 he managed Feyenoord Rotterdam, winning the Dutch league in 1935–36 and 1937–38. He acted as a coach and physio, and was known for magical potions, which helped to cure injured players.
- "Jack Domby (1926-27 i 1933-34)". www.fcbarcelona.cat.
- "Länderspielstatistik von 1901 bis heute". Österreichischer Fußballbund. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- Michael Jahn, Hertha BSC Eine Liebe in Berlin, page 409
- El Mundo Deportivo, 7 February 1926
- La Vanguardia, 10 February 1926
- El Mundo Deportivo, 11 August 1933 release
- https://www.feyenoordgeschiedenis.net/p/hall-of-fame-richard-dombi.html Retrieved July 14, 2019
- Andreas Wittner: "Richard Little Dombi – Kleine Eminenz, vom Himmel gesandt". In: Schulze-Marmeling, Dietrich (Hrsg.): "Strategen des Spiels – Die legendären Fußballtrainer", Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-89533-475-8, S.54–63
- Floor de Zeeuw – Kohn's assistant coach at Feyenoord
- Biography Richard Dombi (in Dutch)