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Jozef Adamec

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Date of birthFebruary 26, 1942(age 74)
Place of birthVrbové, Slovakia
Playing positionForward

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Jozef Adamec (born 26 February 1942) is former Slovak football player and manager, one of the most famous Slovak football players of all time.

He played mostly for Spartak Trnava (1959 61, 1963 64, 1966 76). During his military service, he was member of Dukla Prague (1961 63), one year he spent with Slovan Bratislava (1964 65) and at the end of career played for low-division Austrian club Slovan Wien (1977 80).

In Czechoslovak league he played 383 matches and with 170 goals is 10th in Czechoslovakian All-Time Topscorers Table.

He was capped 44 times for Czechoslovakia, scored 14 goals. He was a participant at the 1962 FIFA World Cup and 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Unforgettable will stay his hat-trick against Brazil in match Czechoslovakia - Brazil 3:2 (1:1) played at 23 June 1968 in Bratislava. He was the first player in the world who scored a hat-trick against Brazil.

After retiring as player, Adamec began with football coaching as assistant in Spartak Trnava. Later he coached Dukla Banská Bystrica, Tatran Prešov, Spartak Trnava, Slovan Bratislava and Inter Bratislava. From 1999 to 2001 Adamec coached Slovakia national football team.




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