Antonín Puč

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Antonín Puč
Personal information
Full name Antonín Puč
Date of birth (1907-05-16)16 May 1907
Place of birth Jinonice, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 18 April 1988(1988-04-18) (aged 80)
Place of death Prague, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Winger / Striker
Youth career
1913–1920 Čechie Smíchov
1920–1925 SK Smíchov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925 SK Smíchov
1925–1938 Slavia Prague 146 (112)
1938–1940 Viktoria Žižkov 20 (11)
1940–1941 SK Smíchov
National team
1926–1938[1] Czechoslovakia 60 (34)
1939[1] Bohemia and Moravia 1 (1)
Teams managed
1943–1944 SK Nusle
1945–1946 Čechie Karlín
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antonín Puč (16 May 1907 in Jinonice – 18 April 1988 in Prague) was a Czech footballer who played as a forward; he is the all-time leading scorer for the Czechoslovak national team.

Puč's international career lasted from 1926 to 1939; in that time, he played 61 matches for Czechoslovakia, scoring 35 goals. He played for Czechoslovakia in the 1934 FIFA World Cup scoring two goals, including one in the final, a 2-1 loss against Italy, and also played in the 1938 edition.[2] Puč spent most of his club career with Slavia Prague.[3]

After the split of the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the corresponding national teams, Jan Koller surpassed Puč's record in 2005. Puč died in 1988 aged 80.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Antonin Puc - Goals in International Matches". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Antonín Puč at FACR (Czech)
  3. ^ Profile at SK Slavia Praha website