Ladislav Škorpil

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Ladislav Škorpil
Personal information
Full name Ladislav Škorpil
Date of birth (1945-06-06) 6 June 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1964 RH Hradec Králové
1964–1966 Dukla Žamberk
1966–1968 RH Hradec Králové
Teams managed
1969–1970 Spartak Hradec Králové (C/D Youth Team)
1971–1991 Spartak Hradec Králové (A/B Youth Team)
1982–1991 Czechoslovakia U-16, U-17, U-18
1991–1993 Spartak Hradec Králové
1993–1994 DAC Dunajská Streda
1994–1995 Spartak Hradec Králové (A Youth Team)
1995–1997 Dukla Prague
1997–1998 DAC Dunajská Streda
1998 SK Hradec Králové
1998–2004 FC Slovan Liberec
2004–2007 Czech Republic U-21
2007–2009 FC Slovan Liberec
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ladislav Škorpil (born 6 June 1945 in Hradec Králové) is a former Czech football player and former manager of the Czech club FC Slovan Liberec.[1] Škorpil is also a member of the Civic Democratic Party in his hometown of Hradec Králové.

Coaching career[edit]

Ladislav Škorpil ended his playing career early and, at the age of 23, began the 1969/70 season as a C- and D-youth coach at Spartak Hradec Králové. During the 1970s, he worked for the A and B youth teams. In 1981, he won the Czechoslovakian youth cup.

From 1982 to 1990, Škorpil worked as a youth coach in the Czechoslovakian national team. In 1986, he won a youth championship with Spartak Hradec Králové. In the final of the championship the team beat the Slovakian team, Tatran Prešov.

Although he once said "I never want to work with adults", he took over the first team of Hradec Králové as a head coach in 1990/1991 season. In 1993, he went to Slovakia to work in a small club, DAC Dunajska Streda. During 1994–95, he again trained the youngsters of the SK Hradec Králové; between 1995 and 1997 he worked at Dukla Prague.[2] In the autumn of 1997, Škorpil returned to DAC Dunajska Streda for one season. During the 1998/99 season, he again coached SK Hradec Králové until the ninth match-day.

During the season, he was contacted by FC Slovan Liberec, where, as a head coach, he unexpectedly won the Czech Cup in 2000, and two years later celebrated the first league title in Liberec. In January 2004, he agreed the termination of his contract with Slovan and took over the Czech U-21 team. In October 2007, he returned to his former club Slovan Liberec as a successor of sacked coach, Michal Zach.

Coaching achievements[edit]