Ivo Viktor

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Ivo Viktor
Viktor panini card.jpg
Viktor at the 1970 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-05-21) 21 May 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Křelov, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Spartak Šternberk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Železárny Prostějov
1961–1962 RH Brno
1962–1963 Spartak Brno ZJŠ 6 (0)
1963–1977 Dukla Prague 310 (0)
National team
1966–1977 Czechoslovakia 63 (0)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Dukla Prague
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivo Viktor (born 21 May 1942 in Křelov) is a Czech former football goalkeeper. He played for Czechoslovakia, representing his country on 63 occasions between 1966 and 1977,[1] taking part in the 1970 FIFA World Cup and winning the 1976 European Championship. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation in Europe in his prime, he placed third in the 1976 Ballon d'Or, and was a five-time winner of the Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year award, and a two-time winner of the European Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Club career[edit]

In his country, Viktor played for several clubs, including Dukla Prague, where he remained for 13 years, winning several titles.[2]

International career[edit]

Viktor in 2012

Viktor's senior national team debut came in 1966 against Brazil at the Maracanã stadium. He represented his nation at the 1970 FIFA World Cup.[3] He was one of the brightest stars at UEFA Euro 1976, where he helped Czechoslovakia win the championship,[4] producing notable performances and key saves against the Netherlands in the semi-final, and West Germany in the final, later being named to the team of the tournament.[3] In the same year he came third in the European Footballer of the Year awards.[5] In total, he made 63 international appearances between 1966 and 1977.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Viktor took charge of Dukla Prague for one season as manager, in the 1990–91 Czechoslovak First League. The club finished the season in 11th place.[6]



Dukla Prague





  1. ^ a b International Appearances
  2. ^ Hall of Fame Dukla Praha profile
  3. ^ a b c "1976 team of the tournament". UEFA.com. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Panenka's panache seals Czechoslovak triumph". UEFA.com. 3 October 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b Gianluca Minchiotti (4 December 2014). "Le Classifiche di CM: portieri, la top 10 di tutti i tempi. Chi è il più forte?" (in Italian). Calciomercato.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Pivoda, Aleš (2013). Legenda se vrátila (in Czech). p. 36. ISBN 978-80-86783-65-9.
  7. ^ Czechoslovakia – Player of the Year
  8. ^ European Goalkeeper of the Year
  9. ^ Karel Stokkermans (30 January 2000). "IFFHS' Century Elections". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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