Andrej Kvašňák

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Andrej Kvašňák
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-05-19)19 May 1936
Place of birth Košice, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 18 April 2007(2007-04-18) (aged 70)
Place of death Prague, Czech Republic
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
1947–1951 OŠPZ Košice
1951–1956 VSS Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Dukla Pardubice
1958–1959 Jednota Košice
1959–1969 Sparta Prague 202 (65)
1969–1972 K.R.C. Mechelen
1972–1973 Viktoria Žižkov
1973–1975 TJ Turnov
1976–1978 Tatran Zličín
National team
1960–1970 Czechoslovakia 47 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrej Kvašňák (19 May 1936 – 18 April 2007) was a Slovak football player. Born in Košice, he played for Czechoslovakia, for which he played 47 matches and scored 13 goals. He is usually considered one the best Czech footballers.

He was a participant in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Czechoslovakia finished second, and also in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

In his country he played mostly for Sparta Prague. From September 1969 he played a few seasons for Racing Mechelen, a Belgian team.

Although often listed as a forward, he was in fact normally an attacking midfield schemer, forging a partnership in the centre of the park with Josef Masopust at international level. Well known for his technique and passing ability, he was also a prolific goalscorer and fine header of the ball.

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