Josef Csaplár

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Josef Csaplár
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-10-29) 29 October 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Ostrov nad Ohří, Czechoslovakia
Youth career
1973–1979 Spartak Příbram
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 UD Příbram
1985–1986 Sklo Union Teplice
1986–1987 VTJ Tábor
1987 VTJ Karlovy Vary
1987–1988 Sklo Union Teplice
1988–1989 SK Rakovník
1989–1992 UD Příbram
1992–1996 TSV Waldkirchen
Teams managed
1989–1996 UD Příbram (Youth)
1996–1998 Dukla Příbram/FC Dukla B
1998 Dukla Příbram
2000–2001 Marila Příbram
2001–2003 Slovan Liberec
2004–2005 Slavia Prague
2005 Panionios F.C.
2005–2007 Wisła Płock
2008 FK Viktoria Žižkov
2011 Czech Republic U17
2014–2015 Slovan Liberec
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Josef Csaplár (born 29 October 1962 in Ostrov nad Ohří) is a Czech football manager and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Czech Republic U17 team.

Playing career[edit]

Josef Csaplár began with the football at the age of twelve years at Spartak Příbram.

1979 he moved to UD Příbram, where he jumped into the first team managed. In the 1985/86 season he played for Sklo Union Teplice, from 1986 to 1987, he completed his military service in VTJ Tábor and VTJ Karlovy Vary. Then he played again for Teplice before it in the 1988/89 season for the SK Rakovník auflief.

From 1992 to 1996 he left his career with the Lower club TSV Waldkirchen end.

Non-Playing Career[edit]

While he still played Csaplár already worked as a youth coach at UD Příbram. In 1996, he took over the B-team.

In 1998, he was head coach of first division team, after only six points from twelve games in November 1998 dismissed. Then he worked as an assistant coach in Pribram.

In 2001, he and Ladislav Škorpil trainer at Slovan Liberec, the Trainer duo (Csaplár was only officially co-coach) won with the team the Czech championship.

In the 2003/04 winter break, he moved from Slovan Liberec coach on the chair from Slavia Prague, the team fell from the third to fourth place.

In April 2005 ended prematurely Slavia cooperation with Csaplár, as the team only on a disappointing fourth place was.

For the 2005/06 season Csaplár signed a two-year contract with Panionios Athens, but after only three months in office dismissed. At the end of 2005 he took over the Polish Erstligist Wisła Płock, with whom he discussed the 2006 Polish Cup won.

In 2008 Csaplár worked with Everton F.C. as a scout.[1]

In September 2008 he became the manager of Czech first division side Viktoria Žižkov, replacing Stanislav Griga, but in November he was sacked after just 55 days in the job, with the club at the bottom of the league table.[2]

In 2011, he was head coach of the Czech Republic U17 team, which qualified for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in its history.

In December 2014, after six years, Csaplár returned to Czech first division scene, when he was together with Jiří Kotrba appointed as a coach of Slovan Liberec.[3] After only three games, in which the club lost three times with a total score of 2:8, were both coaches dismissed from their positions.[4]

Besides coaching career Csaplár works as a television commentator and expert. He has popularized terms such as "Csaplár's trap", "festival of easy losses" or "heavy poor quality" in the Czech football community.[5]


  • Czech champion with Slovan Liberec in 2002
  • Polish Cup 2006 with Wisła Płock Polish Cup winner 2006


  1. ^ "Žižkovský trenér Griga dostal po výbuchu na Vyšehradě padáka" (in Czech). 4 September 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Fotbalový kouč Csaplár po krátkém působení na Žižkově skončil" (in Czech). 3 November 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Kotrba a Csaplár spolu v Liberci: Je to vyzkoušený model". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  4. ^ "Liberec má náhradu za Csaplára a Kotrbu. Trénovat bude Vavruška". Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  5. ^ "Fotbalové Studio Kamarád dál trápí diváky ČT: Festival těžké nekvality!". Retrieved 2016-12-09.

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