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Jiří Sobotka

Jiří Sobotka

Czech footballer
Jiří Sobotka
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Intro Czech footballer
Was Sports official Athlete Football player Association football player Association football manager
From Czech Republic
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 6 June 1911, Prague
Death 20 May 1994, Intragna (aged 83 years)
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Jiří Sobotka (6 June 1911 – 20 May 1994), a.k.a. Georges Sobotka, is a former Czechoslovak footballer, who played internationally for Czechoslovakia (23 caps, 8 goals), and participated at the 1934 FIFA World Cup when Czechoslovakia came in second.
He played for SK Slavia Praha, Hajduk Split (winning the Banovina of Croatia first league) and FC La Chaux-de-Fonds.
During his period in Split, he played 36 league matches scoring 17 goals in the 1939-40 and 1940-41 seasons. Before arriving to Yugoslavia, he had been a player-coach in Switzerland with FC Winterthur.
After his playing career, he coached numerous clubs in Switzerland and won 6 Swiss cups. He also coached Charleroi in Belgium UE Sant Andreu in Spain, and Switzerland national team.


As player

  • with Slavia Prague
Czechoslovak Championship: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937
  • with Hajduk Split
1940–41 Croatian First League
  • with Czechoslovakia
1934 World Cup runner-up

As manager

  • with Chaux-de-Fonds
Swiss Cup: 1948*, 1951*, 1954, 1955, 1957
Swiss Championship: 1954, 1955
  • with FC Basel
Swiss Cup: 1963
(*Sobotka won the 1948 and 1951 Swiss Cups as player-manager)

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