Jozef Karel

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Jozef Karel
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-09-13)13 September 1922
Place of birth Humenné, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 26 September 2005(2005-09-26) (aged 83)
Place of death Košice, Slovakia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SAC Sečovce
Snaha Košice
1942 Slávia Prešov
1943–1948 ŠK Bratislava
1946–1947 CA Paris
1951–1953 Dukla Prešov
National team
1944 Slovakia 1 (0)
1946–1948 Czechoslovakia 7 (0)
Teams managed
1949–1951 PFK Piešťany
1951–1957 Tatran Prešov
1957–1961 Jednota Košice
1961–1963 Slavoj Trebišov
1963–1965 Tatran Prešov
1965 MŠK Martin
1966–1968 Kuvajt
1968–1971 Tatran Prešov
1972–1977 Slavoj Trebišov
1977–1979 C.D. Saprissa
1979–1980 ZŤS Košice
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jozef Karel (13 September 1922 in Humenné – 26 September 2005 in Košice[1]) was a former Slovak football midfielder and then coach. He played for SAC Sečovce, Snaha Košice, Slávia Prešov, ŠK Bratislava and shortly for Red Star Saint-Ouen on a loan. He was selected to the France Football Top 20 Midfielders on the World in 1965.

Karel made one appearance for the First Slovak Republic in 1944 and seven appearances for the Czechoslovakia national football team.[2]

He started his managing career in Piešťany where he spent two years and he went on with his work in Prešov, Jednota Košice (he led to the First League), Slavoj Trebišov,[3] Martin, C.D. Saprissa (he won the title) and Kuwait.


  1. ^ "Zomrel Jozef Karel" (in Slovak). SME. 2005-09-29. Retrieved 25 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Players Appearing for Two or More Countries". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
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