Josef Maleček

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Josef Maleček (1930s)

Josef "Pepa, Pepi, Joe" Maleček (June 18, 1903 – September 26, 1982) was a very successful Czechoslovak ice hockey player during the period between World Wars.

He was born in Prague and died in Bayport, New York, United States. In 1924 he participated with the Czechoslovak team in the first Winter Olympics ice hockey tournament. Four years later he was a member of the Czechoslovak team which participated in the 1928 Olympics ice hockey tournament. In 1936 he finished fourth with the Czechoslovak team in the Olympic ice hockey tournament. After communist takeover in Czechoslovakia (1948) he emigrated from the country.

Maleček was also a tennis player, who competed in both the Wimbledon and French Championships in the early 1930s.[1][2] Maleček also represented Czechoslovakia at the Davis Cup.[3]


  1. ^ "Josef Malecek - Player history". Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Players Archive - Josef Malacek". Wimbledon. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Josef Malecek - Player History". Davis Cup. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 

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