Jozef Vengloš

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Jozef Vengloš
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-02-18) 18 February 1936 (age 78)
Place of birth Ružomberok, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1966 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
National team
Czechoslovakia B
Teams managed
1966 FC Prague Sydney
1966–1967 New South Wales
1967–1969 Australia
1969–1971 VSS Košice
1970–1972 Czechoslovakia U-23
1973–1976 Slovan Bratislava
1973–1978 Czechoslovakia (assistant)
1978–1982 Czechoslovakia
1983–1984 Sporting Clube de Portugal
1985–1987 Kuala Lumpur FA
1986–1987 Malaysia
1988–1990 Czechoslovakia
1990–1991 Aston Villa
1991–1993 Fenerbahçe
1993–1995 Slovakia
1996–1997 Oman
1998–1999 Celtic
2002 JEF United Ichihara
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dr. Jozef Vengloš (born 18 February 1936) is a former Czechoslovak football player and coach. He has a Doctorate in Physical Education, as well as specialising in Psychology. He has been selected by FIFA on various occasions to lecture at the FIFA academies throughout the world.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Born in Ružomberok, Czechoslovakia (present-day Slovakia), Vengloš played as a midfielder for Slovan Bratislava 1954–1966, and later captained the team, and also played for Czechoslovakia at the B level. After his playing career was prematurely ended by hepatitis, he began his managerial career in Australia, first in club football, before going on to manage the national team.[1] He then returned to Czechoslovakia and coached at club and Under-23 national level.[2]

Coaching[edit]

In 1973, Vengloš was appointed as manager of Slovan Bratislava. During his three years in charge, he twice won the championship. He was also assistant manager of Czechoslovakia from 1973–1978. As assistant to Vaclav Jezek, he helped guide the team to victory in the Euro 1976, beating the Netherlands in the semi-finals and West Germany in the Final.

As manager of Czechoslovakia from 1978 to 1982, Vengloš led his side to 3rd place in the 1980 European Championship. He also led them to the 1982 World Cup Finals, where they went out in the first round. He then coached Sporting Lisbon from 1983 to 1984, before coaching in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur FA & Malaysia). In 1988, he was re-appointed to manage Czechoslovakia and took them to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup.

Following the World Cup, he took over at Aston Villa, becoming the first manager born outside Britain or Ireland to take charge of a top division club in England.[3] He left after one season after they finished just two places above the First Division relegation zone. He then moved to the Turkish league, where he managed Fenerbahçe from 1991 to 1993. He was the first manager of the Slovakia national team from 1993 to 1995, before managing Oman 1996–1997.

Vengloš was appointed as Head Coach of Celtic on 17 July 1998. Season 1998–99 saw his Celtic team in some excellent form, but they failed to qualify for the Champions League and lost the League Championship and Scottish Cup to Rangers, who also won the Scottish League Cup, completing the treble. At the end of the season, Vengloš left to take up a new position as a European technical adviser and as a scout for Celtic. He is most credited for signing fans' idol Ľubomír Moravčík during his season as manager. Other successful signings include club legend Johan Mjallby and Australian striker Mark Viduka, and while a trophy evaded Vengloš, he is still looked upon fondly by fans for bringing such players to the club. The stand-out of his reign came as his Celtic side inflicted a punishing 5–1 defeat on arch-rivals Rangers in the first half of the season. In the new year of 1999, he also took Celtic to Ibrox where they held their Old Firm rivals to a 2–2 draw on their own soil.[4]

He later managed Japanese team JEF United Ichihara for a season in 2002.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 3 December 2013
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Prague Sydney Australia 1966 1966
New South Wales Australia 1966 1967
Australia Australia 1967 1969 7 4 1 2 57.14
VSS Košice Czechoslovakia 1969 1971
Czechoslovakia u23 Czechoslovakia 1970 1972
Slovan Bratislava Czechoslovakia 1973 1976
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1978 1982
Sporting Portugal 1983 1984
Malaysia Malaysia 1966 1967
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1989 1990
Aston Villa England 1990 1991 49 16 15 18 32.65
Fenerbahçe Turkey 1991 1993
Slovakia Slovakia 1993 1995 16 5 4 7 31.25
Oman Oman 1996 1997
Celtic Scotland 1998 1999 50 29 10 11 58.00
JEF United Japan 2002 2002
  • some statistics currently unavailable.

Managerial Honours[edit]

Slovan Bratislava

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Stephen; Zlotkowski, Andre (6 June 2008). "Scotland XI Tour of Asia and Oceania 1967". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 16 October 2013. "Australia was coached by Joe Venglos" 
  2. ^ "VENGLOŠ: Úspech na ME 1976 mi otvoril cestu do sveta" (in Slovak). Webnoviny.sk. 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sport: Football Celtic appoints new coach". BBC News. 17 July 1998. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Top Ten Old Firm derbies". Sky Sports. 

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