Luboš Kozel

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Luboš Kozel
Luboš Kozel 2013.JPG
Luboš Kozel, 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1978–1985 Jawa Divišov
1986–1989 BS Vlašim
1989–1991 ČSAD Benešov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Švarc Benešov
1993–2001 Slavia Prague 142 (10)
2002 Újpest FC 24 (2)
2003 Bohemians Prague 9 (0)
2003 Viktoria Plzeň 9 (1)
National team
1995–1998 Czech Republic 9 (1)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Slavia Prague B (assistant)
2005–2007 Slavia Prague B
2007 FK Jablonec
2007–2009 Slovan Liberec (assistant)
2009– FK Dukla Prague
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luboš Kozel (born 16 March 1971) is a Czech football manager and former player, currently manager of FK Dukla Prague. He played for the Czech Republic, appearing in nine matches and scoring one goal.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Kozel played the majority of his club football at Slavia Prague, playing nine seasons of the Gambrinus liga there. He went on to play for Bohemians Prague and Viktoria Plzeň in the top flight, amassing a total of 160 appearances in the league.[2]

He represented his country at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.[3] In his country he played for SK Slavia Prague and he also played for Hungarian Újpest FC.

Managerial career[edit]

In 2004, Kozel started work as assistant coach at the "B" team of Slavia Prague.[4] He later took charge of Slavia "B" as the head coach.[5]

Kozel signed a two year contract with FK Jablonec 97 in June 2007.[5] This was his first Gambrinus liga management position. After having won just one match in the opening nine games of the season, coupled with his side's exit from the 2007–08 UEFA Cup in the second qualifying round, Kozel become the fourth manager to lose his job in the 2007–08 Gambrinus liga.[6] Just a week later, however, he was appointed as assistant to Ladislav Škorpil at Liberec.[7]

Kozel was appointed manager of FK Dukla Prague in December 2009, taking over from Günter Bittengel.[8] In the 2010–11 Czech 2. Liga, Kozel led Dukla to the title and subsequent promotion to the Gambrinus liga. After leading Dukla to consecutive sixth-placed league finishes in 2011–12 and 2012–13, Kozel's contract was extended for a further three years.[9]

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Slavia Prague

Gambrinus liga (1): 1995–96

Managerial[edit]

Dukla Prague

Czech 2. Liga (1): 2010–11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luboš Kozel international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
  2. ^ "Luboš Kozel" (in Czech). gambrinusliga.cz. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Luboš Kozel Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Kluci mi vykat nemusí, říká Kozel" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Jablonci se Kozel upsal na dva roky" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jablonec odvolal trenéra Kozla" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Liberec povedou Škorpil s Kozlem" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Fotbalisté pražské Dukly změnili trenéra: Bittengla vystřídal Kozel" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dukla prodloužila smlouvu s koučem Kozlem, chce obhájit šesté místo" (in Czech). denik.cz. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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