Josef Jelínek

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Josef Jelínek
Josef Jelínek 1962.jpg
Josef Jelínek in 1962
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-01-09) 9 January 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1950–1958 ČAFC Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1967 Dukla Prague
1967–1970 VTŽ Chomutov
1970–1972 Go Ahead Eagles
1972–1975 Bohemians Prague
National team
1961–1962 Czechoslovakia 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Josef Jelínek (born 9 January 1941) is a Czech football player. He played for Czechoslovakia, for which he played 10 matches and scored 2 goals.[1]

He was a participant in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Czechoslovakia won the silver medal.

In his country he spent his best years playing for Dukla Prague.[2] He won the Czechoslovak First League five times with Dukla; and the Czechoslovak Cup for the three times.

Jelínek spent five season in the NASL from 1972 – 1976, playing for the New York Cosmos, the Rochester Lancers and the Boston Minutemen respectively.[3] He scored the game-winning goal for New York on a penalty kick in the 86th minute of the Cosmos 2–1 victory over St. Louis in the 1972 Championship final.[4] He also played for Torreón during the 1973–74 Mexican Primera División season.[5]


  1. ^ "FOTBAL.CZ – Reprezentace A – statistiky".
  2. ^ Hall of Fame Dukla Praha Archived 9 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine..
  3. ^ "NASL Soccer North American Soccer League Players-Josef Jelinek".
  4. ^ "Cosmos defeat Stars to win NASL title". The Montreal Gazette – Google News Archive. 28 August 1972
  5. ^ Rosas, Sergio Luis (17 February 2010). "Recuerdos del Ayer" (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreon.