Ladislav Novák

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Ladislav Novák
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-12-05)5 December 1931
Place of birth Louny, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 21 March 2011(2011-03-21) (aged 79)
Place of death Ostředek, Czech Republic
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1944–1950 SK Louny
1950–1951 Technomat Teplice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1966 Dukla Prague
1966–1968 LIAZ Jablonec
National team
1952–1966[1] Czechoslovakia 75 (1)
Teams managed
1968–1970 LIAZ Jablonec
1971–1972 Czechoslovakia
1972–1974 LIAZ Jablonec
1974–1977 K.S.C. Lokeren
1977–1979 Royal Antwerp FC
1979–1980 K. Beerschot V.A.C.
1980–1985 Dukla Prague
1986–1988 K.S.K. Beveren
1991 R.W.D. Molenbeek
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ladislav Novák (5 December 1931 – 21 March 2011) was a Czech football defender and later a football manager. He played 75 matches for Czechoslovakia, 71 of them as a team captain.[2]

He was a participant in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where Czechoslovakia won the silver medal.

He was also a participant in the 1954 FIFA World Cup and 1958 FIFA World Cup.

In his country Novák played mainly for Dukla Prague and won 8 championship titles with them.[3]

After end of his playing career he worked as a football manager and coached Dukla Praha and briefly Czechoslovakia national team. He won the championship title with Dukla as a coach in 1982.


  1. ^ "Ladislav Novak - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Loučíme se s fotbalovým rytířem, řekl Hašek na pohřbu Ladislava Nováka, 28 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)