František Komňacký

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František Komňacký
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Personal information
Full name František Komňacký
Date of birth (1951-11-15) 15 November 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Želetice, Czechoslovakia
Youth career
1967–1969 Jiskra Kyjov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1970 Jiskra Kyjov
1970–1974 Neftyanik Volgograd
1974–1981 Jiskra Kyjov
1982–1983 Sigma Hodonín
1984–1993 Drnovice
1994–1997 Sokol Vřesovice
Teams managed
1986–1988 Drnovice
1988–1994 Drnovice (assistant)
1994–1995 Slavia Kroměříž
1995–1997 Tatran Poštorná
1997–2001 1. FC Synot
2001–2002 Zlín
2002 Žilina
2002–2003 Púchov
2003–2004 Baník Ostrava
2005–2007 MFK Ružomberok
2007 SKA Rostov-on-Don
2007–2012 Jablonec
2012–2013 Vysočina Jihlava
2013–2014 Baník Ostrava
2015– Hodonín
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

František Komňacký (born 15 November 1951) is a Czech football manager and former player.

As a player, Komňacký played for regional clubs from South Moravia, his native region. In 1970, he went to Russia to study pedagogy and played four years until his graduation for Neftyanik Volgograd. After his return he played again for regional teams but in 1978 also began his managerial career, he then led the youth team of Jiskra Kyjov.

His first work as a head manager was at FK Drnovice in 1986-1988, he then coached Hanácká Slavia Kroměříž and Tatran Poštorná.[1]

In 1997, he began work at 1. FC Synot and advanced with the team to the Gambrinus liga in 2000.[2] He then led FK Zlín and MŠK Žilina.[3] In the 2002-2003 season Komňacký led Matador Púchov and won the Slovak Cup with them. For the next season he returned to the Czech Republic to work at Silesian club FC Baník Ostrava.

Baník led the league almost the whole 2003-2004 season and won the Gambrinus liga for the first time in the history of the independent Czech Republic. Six years later Komňacký remembered that season: "I spent there a wonderful season, which I will not forget. I have that club and region in my heart."[4]

Afterwards Komňacký went back to Slovakia and won both the Slovak Cup and the Corgoň Liga with MFK Ružomberok in the 2005-2006 season. In October 2007 he started coaching FK Jablonec.[5] In the 2009-2010 season, Jablonec finished second in the Gambrinus liga for the first time in its history.

He received several awards for his achievements. In 2004, he was awarded the Rudolf Vytlačil Award for the Czech Coach of the Year, for leading FC Baník Ostrava to the national championship. In 2009, he was awarded the Czech Coach of the Year award for a progress he made with FK Jablonec. In 2010, he was again awarded the Rudolf Vytlačil Award for the Czech Coach of the Year, for leading FK Jablonec to the historic success of runner-up position in the 2009-2010 season.[6]

In January 2010 he signed a contract extension to keep him at Jablonec until the end of June 2011.[5]

In the summer of 2012, Komňacký left Jablonec after nearly five years in charge, joining Gambrinus liga newcomers Vysočina Jihlava.[7]

Honours[edit]

Managerial[edit]

1. FC Synot

Czech Second League (1): 1999–00

Matador Púchov

Slovak Cup (1): 2002–03

Baník Ostrava

Gambrinus liga (1): 2003–04

MFK Ružomberok

Slovak Superliga (1): 2005–06 Slovak Cup (1): 2005–06

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