Ján Kocian

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Ján Kocian
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Personal information
Full name Ján Kocian
Date of birth (1958-03-13) 13 March 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Zlaté Moravce, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Pogoń Szczecin (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 ZŤS Martin
1979–1988 FK Dukla Banská Bystrica 209 (20)
1988–1993 FC St. Pauli 129 (8)
National team
1984–1992 Czechoslovakia 26 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1995 Slovakia (assistant manager)
1996–1997 FK Dukla Banská Bystrica
1997–1998 Petra Drnovice
1999 FC Košice
1999–2002 1. FC Köln (assistant manager)
2002–2004 Eintracht Frankfurt (assistant manager)
2005 Rot-Weiss Erfurt
2005–2006 Sportfreunde Siegen
2006–2008 Slovakia
2008–2009 Austria (assistant manager)
2011 Jiangsu Sainty F.C.
2011–2012 South China AA
2013–2014 Ruch Chorzów
2014–2015 Pogoń Szczecin
2016– Podbeskidzie
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2014

Ján Kocian (born 13 March 1958) is a Slovak football coach of Podbeskidzie[1] and former player.

Career[edit]

During his playing days, he made 209 appearances for FK Dukla Banská Bystrica between 1979 and 1988 before moving on to German club FC St. Pauli, where he made another 147 appearances up to 1993.

International[edit]

He was capped 26 times by Czechoslovakia. Playing at sweeper as the team reached the 1990 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, Kocian was voted the country's player of the year in 1990.

Coaching career[edit]

Kocian began his coaching career with Czech side FK Drnovice before moving to the German clubs FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt and Sportfreunde Siegen. He has also worked as an assistant at 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt.

He was appointed the new head coach of the Slovakia national football team on 2 November 2006, replacing Dušan Galis. Previously, he had worked as an assistant to former national coach Dr Jozef Vengloš between 1993 and 1995. He was last seven months Assistant Coach from Karel Brückner by Austria between 4 March 2009.

On 8 December 2010, Kocian was officially announced as the new head coach for the Chinese Super League team Jiangsu Sainty F.C.[2]

On 28 June 2011, Kocian has been announced as the Hong Kong First Division League team South China AA's new head coach.[3] Despite being one of the highest-profile coaches ever to coach a Hong Kong club, his tenure with South China was generally viewed as a disappointment. South China finished 3rd in the 2011-12 Hong Kong First Division League, and were trophyless for the first time in six seasons. Kocian was not offered new contract at the end of the season.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.profutbal.sk/ligy/pol1/clanok214526-Kocian_sa_vratil_do_Polska_na_pomoc_si_vzal_Goffu.htm
  2. ^ 江苏正式宣布签约新洋帅 科西安:我来执教不是为钱 (in Chinese). sina.com.cn. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "新教練 Jan Kocian" (in Chinese). South China Football Club official blog. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2012.