15 minutes ago, 8.11.2021 15:45
As we have already informed, on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Czech football, the editorial staff of HATTRICK organized three new special polls – THE BEST EVENT, MOMENT AND PLAYER OF 120 YEARS OF HATTRICK, ie for the period from 1901 to 2021. The event met with unexpectedly great popularity. Fifty-two personalities from leading and respected officials, coaches, players and journalists voted in three polls.
This time Bican overtook Mardi Gras
The biggest close battle occurred in the category The best player for 120 years. In the end, the Slavic canonical legend Josef Bican won in front of the holders of the France Footbal 1962 and 2003 Golden Balls Josef Masopust and Pavel Nedvěd.
František Plánička, the goalkeeper of the world vice-champions from 1934, finished fourth, Antonín Panenka the fifth, Petr Čech the sixth, Ivo 1976 the seventh goalkeeper of the European champions and the best player of this championship, Ivo Viktor and the eighth current sports director of Sparta Tomáš Rosický.
So three great goalkeepers from different periods in the elite eight, this also suggests something about the history of Czech football.
1. Josef Bican
He scored 676 league goals and is a member of Klubu league gunners Gól magazine (number 1 badge holder). He scored a total of 948 goals in official matches.
He started in the Viennese clubs Rapid and Admira and spent most of his career in Slavii Prague. He represented his native Austria (also at m1934 World Cup – 4th place) and Czechoslovakia, whose citizenship he has, unfortunately, up to Czechoslovakia 1938.
On September 25, 2013, the legendary gunner would live to be 100 years old, and on the occasion of this anniversary, he was inducted into the Czech Football Hall of Fame.
Were it not for the Second World War, Josef Bican enjoyed world fame in his time as later Pelé, Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi.
Only Czech and Czechoslovak 1st league:
- first league match: August 29 1937 SK Kladno – Slavia Prague 1: 0
- first league goal: 5th of September 1937 Slavia Prague – SK Náchod 4: 1
- ï100. league goal: June 9 1940 SK Náchod – Slavia Prague 3: 7
- ï200. league goal: November 15 1942 SK Židenice – Slavia Prague 2: 2
- ï300. league goal: 2nd December [1945[1945 Viktoria Zizkov – Slavia Prague 0: 5
- ï400. league goal: May 7 1950 Vítkovice-Jednota Košice 5: 0
- last league goal: 21st August 1955 Slavia Prague – Jiskra Liberec 7: 2
- last league match: 20th November 1955 Slavia Praha – Iskra Žilina 2: 1
2. Josef Masopust
Josef Masopust (February 9 1931 Střimice u Mostu up to June 29 2015 Prague) was an excellent Czechoslovak footballer coach. In 1962 he received the award Golden Ball for the best European footballer. He spent most of his active playing career in Dukla Prague, as a coach he brought Zbrojovka Brno to the only championship title in history in 1978, from 1984 to 1988 he was the coach of the Czechoslovak national team.
Czech-Moravian Football Association he declared him the Best Czech Footballer of the Last 50 Years. In 2000, he won the Czech Football Personality of the Century poll, and shortly afterwards its experts chose Czech Soccer player of the century.
3. Pavel Nedvěd
Pavel Nedvěd (born 3August 0 1972, Cheb, grew up in Rocky) is a former Czech football midfielder representative. The best footballer in Europe in 2003, two-time medalist from the European Championships (silver 1996, bronze 2004), winner Cup winners cup and the UEFA Super Cup (1999), the winner of the survey four times in the Czech Republic Soccer player of the year AND Athlete of the year (2003), champion of Czechoslovakia and double Czech champion AND Italy. He played for Victoria Pilsen, Dukla Prague, Sparta Prague, Lazio Rome and Juventus Turin.
He is also a member of the National Council for Sport under the National Sports Agency in the field of Athlete Representatives.
All about the survey READ THE BEST EVENT, MOMENT AND PLAYER OF 120 YEARS OF HATTRICKA in the new issue of the magazine, which was published on Thursday, November 4, 2021.