Jan Maroši

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jan Maroši
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-11-04) 4 November 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1971-1977 TJ Sokol Medlánky
1977-1982 TJ KPS Brno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983-1987 TJ KS Brno
1987–1994 Sigma Olomouc 198 (52)
1994–2000 Brno 167 (15)
Total 366 (67)
National team
1991–1992 Czechoslovakia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jan Maroši (born 4 November 1965) is a Czech former football player. He made two international appearances for the Czechoslovakia national football team and is also known for having scored directly from a corner for Sigma Olomouc in a 1992–93 UEFA Cup match against Juventus. He made a total of 366 top flight appearances spanning the end of the Czechoslovak First League and the beginning of the Gambrinus liga, scoring 67 goals.[1] In 2006 Maroši was ranked 15th on the list of players with most appearances in the Czech and/or Czechoslovak top flight since the Czechoslovak First League began in 1925.[2]


Maroši started out at Sigma Olomouc in 1987. Olomouc achieved third-place finishes in the Czechoslovak First League in 1990–91 and 1991–92 and subsequently qualified twice for the UEFA Cup. In the 1991–92 UEFA Cup, Maroši scored in the second round match against Torpedo Moscow and Olomouc went on to reach the quarter finals.

In the following season's 1992–93 UEFA Cup, Maroši again featured in Olomouc's European campaign, scoring the fourth goal in a 7–1 thrashing of Fenerbahçe in the second round.[3] Although he scored a late goal directly from a corner against Juventus in the third round,[3][4] it was to no avail as Juventus went on to win the tie comfortably, 7–1 on aggregate and subsequently went on to win the whole competition.


Maroši spent the second half of his career at Brno, joining in 1994. After Pavel Tobiáš became manager of Brno in the 2000–01 Gambrinus liga, Maroši was told he was surplus to requirements, signalling an end to his playing career at the top level.[5]

After the top[edit]

Maroši went on to work as assistant coach to Roman Kotol at Dolní Kounice in the 2002–03 Czech 2. Liga.[6]

After his career as a football player, Maroši became director of a sport school in Brno.[4] In 2009, he became chairman of the City Football Association in Brno.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Maroši's nephew, Martin Maroši, is also a professional footballer.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Maroši trénoval přímé kopy na vratech garáží" (in Czech). denik.cz. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Ceský a ceskoslovenský fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubu; by Luboš Jeřábek; Grada Publishing; Prague; 2007; ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5; via Google Books
  3. ^ a b "Zápasy SK Sigma Olomouc v evropských pohárech" (in Czech). sigmafotbal.cz. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Legenda Maroši má narozeniny, dostal nominaci do nejlepší sestavy historie" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Maroši: Trenér musel vědět, jaký jsem typ" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 3 October 2000. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Maroši pomáhá Dolním Kounicím" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 30 October 2002. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Najde fotbalové Brno štěstí v cizině? Dva až tři hráči jsou šikovní, říká Čuhel" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

External links[edit]