Josef Čapek (footballer)
|Date of birth||1 August 1902|
|Place of birth||Prague, Austro-Hungary|
|Date of death||5 May 1983(aged 80)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Prague in 1902, he begin playing with Viktoria Žižkov in 1914 but in 1915 he joined the youth team of Slavia Prague. In 1920 Čapek had a short spell in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia playing with FK Vojvodina, a club with traditional connection with Slavia Prague. He returned to Slavia and stayed until 1928, winning the first edition of the Czechoslovak First League with them in 1925.
In 1927 he moved to another Czechoslovak First League club, SK Kladno, where he played until 1931.
He represented the Czechoslovakia national team on seven occasions, scoring eight goals. His debut was on 1 July 1923, in a friendly match against Romania (a 6-0 win, with Čapek scoring twice) and his farewell match was on 28 October 1926 in a friendly match against Italy (a 3-1 win, with Čapek again scoring twice). He was member of the Czechoslovakia squad at the 1924 Olympics having played as number 10 in the first match against Turkey in a 5-2 win with him scoring the fifth goal, and in the second match against Switzerland, that ended with a 1-1 draw. Two days later a second match was played against Switzerland with Čapek being an unused substitute and ending with Czechoslovakia losing 0-1.
- Slavia Prague
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- 1919 season at Slavia Prague official website.
- 1920 season at FKVojvodina.com.
- 1925 season at Slavia Prague official website.
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- Josef Čapek at Czech Football Association official website.
- Match report 1924: Czechoslovakia vs Turkey at FIFA.com.
- Match report 1924: Czechoslovakia vs Switzerland at FIFA.com.
- Josef Čapek at National-Football-Teams.com