Zdeněk Rygel

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Zdeněk Rygel
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-03-01) 1 March 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Baník Michálkovice
1966–1972 Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1983 Baník Ostrava 257 (7)
1983–1984 EPA Larnaca
1984–1986 Zbrojovka Brno
National team
1974–1975 Czechoslovakia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Olympic medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Team Competition

Zdeněk Rygel (born 1 March 1951 in Ostrava) is a former football player from Czechoslovakia. He was a member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Rygel obtained a total number of four caps for his native country, between 1974-04-27 and 1975-06-07.

He played for Baník Ostrava and contributed to the best period in the history of the club. During his years as a player of the club, Baník won the Czechoslovak First League in 1976, 1980 and 1981. Baník also won the Czechoslovak Cup in 1978.

He is the father of footballer Daniel Rygel.[1]


  1. ^ "Rygel se chce z Neratovic odrazit do první ligy" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 26 March 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2012.