Oldřich Machala

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Oldřich Machala
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-08-04) 4 August 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Bruntál, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1970–1981 TJ Moravský Beroun
1981–1982 SK Sigma Olomouc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 VTJ Tábor
1984–1991 SK Sigma Olomouc 198 (14)
1991–1992 FC Hansa Rostock 15 (1)
1992–1993 VfB Oldenburg 49 (1)
1993–2001 SK Sigma Olomouc 217 (3)
National team
1996 Czech Republic 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2002 SK Sigma Olomouc B
2002–2005 SK Hranice
2005–2006 FK Kunovice
2006–2007 FC Dosta Bystrc-Kníničky
2007–2008 SK Lipová
2008–2009 FC Hradec Králové
2009–2011 Fotbal Frýdek-Místek
2011– 1. HFK Olomouc
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Oldřich Machala (born 4 August 1963 in Bruntál) is a Czech football coach and a former player. He is currently the manager of Czech 2. Liga side 1. HFK Olomouc.

Machala played most of his Gambrinus liga career for SK Sigma Olomouc, for which he earned 414 league caps, most in the club's history.[1] He is considered a legendary footballer of the club.[1] In 2000 he won the Personality of the League award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards. He won his only cap for the Czech Republic as a last-minute substitute against Nigeria in 1996.[2]

Machala joined 1. HFK Olomouc as manager in 2011[3] and led his team to the Moravian–Silesian Football League title and ensuing promotion to the Czech 2. Liga in his first season with the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bývalá hvězda fotbalové Olomouce Machala: S Cruyffem jsme si podali ruku" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Historie ankety Fotbalista roku" (in Czech). ČMFS. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fotbalisté HFK nahánějí vedoucí Opavu. Uničovu nasázeli čtyři góly za půli". idnes.cz (in Czech). 23 May 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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