Josef Kuchynka

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Josef Kuchynka
Personal information
Date of birth (1894-08-04)4 August 1894
Place of birth Prague, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 9 January 1979(1979-01-09) (aged 84)
Place of death Czechoslovakia
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1915–1935 DFC Prague
National team
1924 Czechoslovakia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1935–1936 SK Kladno
1938 SK Kladno
1939 SK Židenice
1939–1944 Sparta Prague
1945–1946 Slovena Žilina
1946–1948 SK Slezská Ostrava
1948–1950 Wisła Kraków
1952–1953 Svit Gottwaldov
1958–1959 Wisła Kraków
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Josef Kuchynka (4 August 1894 – 9 January 1979) was a Czechoslovak football manager and former player of German ethnicity.

A locksmith by profession, Kuchynka played as a footballer mostly for DFC Prague, a football team of ethnic Germans in Prague. In 1924 he appeared in one Czechoslovakia national team match, playing against Yugoslavia in Zagreb. During World War II, Kuchynka coached Sparta Prague. After the war, he coached SK Slezská Ostrava from 1946 to 1948.[1] After the communist takeover of power in February 1948, he was forbidden to work as a professional football manager and was supposed to work in a coal mine.[2] He decided to leave Czechoslovakia and later worked in Poland, coaching Wisła Kraków in 1948–1950. He returned to Czechoslovakia in his retirement age.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Jeřábek, L. (2007). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů. Grada. p. 71. ISBN 9788024716565. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  2. ^ Král, Lubomír (2006). Historie německé kopané v Čechách. Praha: MJF. p. 137. ISBN 80-86284-59-X. 

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