Miroslav Soukup

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Miroslav Soukup
Personal information
Full name Miroslav Soukup
Date of birth (1965-11-13) 13 November 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Prachatice, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bahrain (manager)
Youth career
Tatran Prachatice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Tatran Prachatice
1985–1987 RH Žižkov
1987–1990 Tatran Prachatice
1990–1995 TV Freyung
1995–1997 FC Salzweg
1997–2001 TV Freyung
Teams managed
1995–2000 Tatran Prachatice (youth)
1995–1997 FC Salzweg (player/manager)
1997–2001 TV Freyung (player/manager)
2001–2003 Tatran Prachatice
2003–2004 Dynamo České Budějovice (youth)
2004–2008 1. FC Brno (assistant)
2004–2005 Czech Republic U-18
2005–2006 Czech Republic U-19
2006–2007 Czech Republic U-20
2007–2008 Czech Republic U-21
2008–2009 Egypt U-20
2010–2012 1. FC Slovácko
2012–2013 Dynamo České Budějovice
2014–2016 Yemen
2016– Bahrain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Miroslav Soukup (born 13 November 1965) is a Czech football manager and former footballer. He is currently in charge of the Bahrain national team.

Managerial career[edit]

He was one of the managers leading successful Czech Republic national under-20 football team, runners-up at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Canada and was also manager of bronze medal Czech Republic national under-19 football team at the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He was also manager of Egypt national under-20 football team.[1][2]

He became the coach of 1. FC Slovácko, replacing Josef Mazura on 18 April 2010.[3] After losing the opening three games of the 2012–13 Gambrinus liga, Soukup was relieved of his duties.[4] Soukup was not out of football for long, as he took over at Gambrinus liga side SK Dynamo České Budějovice in September 2012 following the dismissal of František Cipro.[5] He didn't last long as he was sacked in the winter break of the 2012–13 season after a 6–1 friendly match loss to Mladá Boleslav in February 2013.[6] On 13 May 2014 he was confirmed as the head coach of Yemen national football team. On 27 July 2016, Soukup was appointed as the new manager of the Bahrain national football team.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/spieler_profil/miroslav-soukup/
  2. ^ http://www.uefa.com/competitions/under19/news/kind=1/newsid=427747.html
  3. ^ "Ve fotbalovém Slovácku padl trenér Mazura, střídá ho Soukup" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Slovácký zmar odnesl kouč Soukup. Klub jedná s ústeckým koučem Habancem" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Už třetí tým fotbalové ligy mění trenéra, v Budějovicích skončil Cipro" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Soukup po debaklu v Budějovicích skončil, tým zatím povedou asistenti" (in Czech). denik.cz. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Soukup signs on as head coach of senior team". Bahrain Football Association. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.