|Date of birth||29 October 1962|
|Place of birth||Ostrov nad Ohří, Czechoslovakia|
|1985–1986||Sklo Union Teplice|
|1987||VTJ Karlovy Vary|
|1987–1988||Sklo Union Teplice|
|1989–1996||UD Příbram (Youth)|
|1996–1998||Dukla Příbram/FC Dukla B|
|2008||FK Viktoria Žižkov|
|2011||Czech Republic U17|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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 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 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.
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. 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.
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.
- Czech champion with Slovan Liberec in 2002
- Polish Cup 2006 with Wisła Płock Polish Cup winner 2006
- "Žižkovský trenér Griga dostal po výbuchu na Vyšehradě padáka" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Fotbalový kouč Csaplár po krátkém působení na Žižkově skončil" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 3 November 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Kotrba a Csaplár spolu v Liberci: Je to vyzkoušený model". iSport.cz. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
- "Liberec má náhradu za Csaplára a Kotrbu. Trénovat bude Vavruška". iSport.cz. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
- "Fotbalové Studio Kamarád dál trápí diváky ČT: Festival těžké nekvality!". VIPSport.cz. Retrieved 2016-12-09.