Antonio Vojak

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Antonio Vojak
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Personal information
Full name Antonio Vojak
Date of birth (1904-11-19)19 November 1904
Place of birth Pola, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 9 May 1975(1975-05-09) (aged 70)
Place of death Varese, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924-1925 Lazio 10 (7)
1925-1929 Juventus 102 (46)
1929-1935 Napoli 190 (102)
1935-1936 Genoa 17 (4)
1936-1937 Lucchese-Libertas 1 (0)
National team
1932 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
1937-39 I. G. Empoli
1940-43 Napoli
1947 Avellino
1955-56 Carrarese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Antonio Vojak (19 November 1904 – 9 May 1975) was a famous Italian football player whose career was played out during the 1920s and 1930s.

He is most noted for his time with Juventus and Napoli, the latter of which he holds the second place all-time club record for goals scored in the Italian leagues.[1]

His younger brother Oliviero Vojak played professionally as well, for Juventus and Napoli. To distinguish them, Antonio was known as Vojak I and Oliviero as Vojak II.

Biography[edit]

Vojak was born in Pula, at that time in Austria-Hungary until 1918 given to Italy and 1947 to Yugoslavia.

Vojak's football career started with Lazio during the 1924–25 season, his stay there was very short; playing only 10 games but scoring 7 goals. This caught the attention of Juventus, who signed up Vojak within that year.

During his three year stay with Turin giants, Vojak was part of a squad which won the Italian Football Championship amassing 46 goals in 102 games, as well as 2 European Cup appearances in 1929 against Slavia Prague.[2]

He moved on next to Napoli where he became an early legend at the club, playing in a squad that featured Attila Sallustro. He stayed with the club until 1935, scoring over 100 goals for them. Vojak also appeared for the Italian national football team once in 1932 where he played midfield. Due to fascist anti-slav laws, he was forced to use the name Vogliani.

After leaving Napoli, Vojak played only two more seasons; first with Genoa and then with Lucchese-Libertas in 1936-37 where he played only 1 game. He died in 1977.

Honours[edit]

Italian Football Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Napoli Player Statistics". ClubAngloNapulitano. Retrieved August 2007. 
  2. ^ Forza-Juventus.com