Václav Mašek

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Václav Mašek
Václav Mašek Praha 2015.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-03-21) 21 March 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1957 ABC Braník
1957–1958 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1970 Sparta Prague
1970–1971 Dukla Prague 7 (1)
1971–1973 Sparta Prague
1974–1978 ABC Braník
National team
1960–1965 Czechoslovakia 16 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Václav Mašek (born 21 March 1941) is a Czech football player who played as a striker. He was a member of the Czechoslovakia national football team, for which he played 16 matches and scored 5 goals.[1]

In Czechoslovakia, he played 313 league matches and scored 127 goals for Sparta Prague.

He was a participant in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, where his country were runners up, losing to Brazil in the final.[2] In a match against Mexico, he became famous for scoring a goal after only 16 seconds of play, the fastest goal in World Cup history until forty years later, when his record was beaten by Hakan Şükür of Turkey, by scoring after 11 seconds in the 3rd place match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.


  1. ^ Profile at the ČMFS website
  2. ^ FIFA Profile
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ernst Lehner
Fastest World Cup Goalscorer
16 seconds

7 June 1962 – 29 June 2002
Succeeded by
Hakan Şükür