Dušan Galis

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Dušan Galis
Personal information
Full name Dušan Galis
Date of birth (1949-11-24) 24 November 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Ružomberok, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1960–1968 Dolný Kubín
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Dolný Kubín
1970–1972 Strojárne Martin
1972–1977 Košice
1977–1981 Slovan Bratislava
1981 Cádiz
1982 Žilina
1982–1983 KSC Hasselt
1983–1984 Petržalka
National team
1975–1977 Czechoslovakia 8 (1)
Teams managed
1990–1995 Slovan Bratislava
1996–1997 Slovan Bratislava
1997–1999 Spartak Trnava
1999 Omonia
2000–2002 Petržalka
2003–2006 Slovakia
2013–2014 Slovan Bratislava
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dušan Galis (born 24 November 1949) is a Slovak politician, a former Czechoslovak football player and a former manager of ŠK Slovan Bratislava. In Czechoslovak league he played 226 matches and with 89 goals. He was capped 8 times for Czechoslovakia, scored 1 goal.[1] He was a participant at the 1976 European Football Championship where he became European Champion with his national team

Career as footballer[edit]

At first, he played for the youth team of Dolný Kubín. At 20 years of age he played for a 3rd Division team and his team promoted in 1971 to Czechoslovak 2nd Division. Galis went, in 1972, to VSS Košice which was playing in the First League of Czechoslovakia and became top scorer in the season 1975–76 with 21 goals.

In that season, he was called for first time to the Czechoslovakian national football team. In its third of altogether eight national team's games, he scored his only goal that he scored with that team. He headed the winning goal in Czechoslovakia's 2–1 victory against England for the 1976 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying and helped his team to qualify to the 1976 European Football Championship where he participated and Czechoslovakia became Champions of Europe.

Galis was transferred to Slovan Bratislava in 1977 where he remained until 1981.[2] Then he went to Spain and played for Cádiz CF, but he went back to his country a year after and joined Žilina. In 1982–83 he played for the Belgian club KSC Hasselt,and returned again back to Czechoslovakia and played for a year for ZŤS Petržalka and then ended his career.



VSS Košice



Slovan Bratislava

Spartak Trnava


Coaching and political career[edit]

He began his career in 1990 as a trainer by coaching Slovan Bratislava as a successor of Jozef Jankech until 1997. In 1992 his team broke the Sparta Prague dominance in Czechoslovak football and won the Czechoslovak Championship. Also in the Slovak League, Galis was successful; Slovan won the championship in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Moreover, the team in 1994 and 1997 won the Slovak Cup.

Galis became coach of Spartak Trnava in 1997 and won there the Slovak Cup in its first season. At the beginning of 1999, he became trainer of Slovakia national team, however without coaching them in a single game, he resigned after František Laurinec was elected president of Slovak Football Association. In the summer of 1999, he became coach of the Cypriot team Omonia Nicosia, however in October 1999, he resigned after the bad performance of the team.

He then Artmedia from 2000 until 2002. On 23 November 2003, he became trainer of Slovakia national football team. Under his management, Slovakia became second in the group for qualifications of World Cup 2006, eliminating Russia, but didn't achieve to qualify to the FIFA World Cup for first time after their elimination in the play-offs by Spain with 1–5 and 1–1. After mutual agreement with the head of Slovak Football Association, František Laurinec, he resigned from his position of head coach of Slovak national football team on 12 October 2006, in order he says to devote more time to his political career.

Since 2006, he has been a Member of National Council of the Slovak Republic with the governing-coalition Smer-Social Democracy, a member of the Bratislava regional VUC government and Government Commissioner for Youth and Sport.