Jan Berger (footballer born 1955)

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Jan Berger
Personal information
Full name Jan Berger
Date of birth (1955-11-27) 27 November 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1965–1972 TJ Břevnov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 TJ Břevnov
1976–1978 FC Viktoria Plzeň
1978–1980 Dukla Prague (6)
1980–1986 Sparta Prague 146 (34)
1986–1990 FC Zürich
1990–1991 FC Zug
National team
1980–1987 Czechoslovakia 30 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2003 Sparta Prague Reserves
2003–2005 FK Brandýs nad Labem
2005 FK Dukla Prague
2006–2008 SK Zeleneč
2009 Slavoj Vyšehrad
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Men's Football
Gold 1980 Moscow Team Competition

Jan Berger (born 27 November 1955 in Prague) is a Czech former football midfielder and was most recently the manager of Slavoj Vyšehrad.[1]

Berger played in Czechoslovakia for Dukla Prague and Sparta Prague, winning three league titles in total. He also played internationally, winning gold with Czechoslovakia in the 1980 Olympic football competition and bronze in the UEFA European Championship held in the same year.

Club career[edit]

In Czechoslovakia, Berger played for Dukla Prague, winning the league title in 1979 and scoring a total of six goals between 1978 and 1980.[2] He transferred to Sparta Prague in 1980 after the 1980 Olympic football tournament.[2] He was named Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year in 1984.[2] While a Sparta player, Berger won two more league titles, before leaving in 1986 to continue his career in Switzerland.[3]

International career[edit]

Berger played 30 matches for the Czechoslovakia national football team. He won a bronze medal in the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship and was a participant in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Management career[edit]

Berger returned to Dukla Prague in 2005, overseeing the second half of the 2004–05 league campaign for the club in the Prague Championship.[4] The club finished the season second. He remained at the club, but left mid-way through the 2005–06 season with the club eventually finishing in 13th position.[4]

Personal[edit]

Berger is the uncle of Patrik Berger who represented the Czech Republic.[5] He is the father of footballer Tomáš Berger.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Na Vyšehradě střídá Bergera nový trenér Formánek
  2. ^ a b c Pivoda, p. 61.
  3. ^ Pivoda, p. 62.
  4. ^ a b Pivoda, p. 128.
  5. ^ "Patrik Berger slaví 40. narozeniny. Pracovat v českém fotbalu se mu stále nechce" (in Czech). Czech Radio. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Duklu táhnou synové slavných otců: Hašek, Rada, Berger a Nečas" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

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