Josef Vojta

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Josef Vojta
Personal information
Full name Josef Vojta
Date of birth (1935-04-19) 19 April 1935 (age 82)
Place of birth Plzeň
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1968 Sparta Prague 351 (77)
1968–1971 FC Chomutov ? (?)
National team
1960–1966 Czechoslovakia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo Football

Josef Vojta (born 19 April 1935) was a former Czechoslovakian football player.

His youth football career started in Usti nad Labem. During his professional club career he played most of the time (1960-1968) for Sparta Prague in Czechoslovak First League. Between 1960 and 1968 he made 351 league appearances and scored 77 goals from his position of midfielder. He earned 13 caps and scored 3 goals for the Czechoslovakia national football team, and was part of the bronze team at the UEFA Euro 1960, and also won a silver medal in Football at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Josef Vojta was famous for his hard style of playing - he was the "hardest footballer" in 1960s in Czechoslovakia. And also, he was famous for his versatility, because his position on field could be attacker or midfielder same as defender. After leaving Sparta Prague in 1968, he played in FK Chomutov, FK Meteor Prague and other smaller Czech football clubs. He ended up with his professional career in the end of 1970s. Josef Vojta still plays football until now for Formal Sparta Prague players team. In 2010, he was elected to Sparta Prague Hall of Fame.

Honours[edit]

Czech Republic Sparta Prague[edit]

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Czech Republic Czechoslovakia national football team[edit]

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