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Jiří Sobotka

Jiří Sobotka
Personal information
Full nameJiří Sobotka
also known as: Georges Sobotka
Date of birth(1911-06-06)6 June 1911
Place of birthPrague, Austria-Hungary
Date of death20 May 1994(1994-05-20) (aged 82)
Place of deathIntragna, Switzerland
Playing positionForward
Youth career
Čechoslovan Košíře
Senior career*
1931–1939Slavia Prague
1939–1941Hajduk Split
1942Slavia Prague
1943–1946SK Baťa Zlín
National team
Teams managed
1940–1941Hajduk Split
1961–1965FC Basel
1965–1967FC Biel-Bienne
1970UE Sant Andreu
1972–1973FC Aarau
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jiří Sobotka (6 June 1911 – 20 May 1994), aka Georges Sobotka, is a former Czechoslovak footballer, who played internationally for Czechoslovakia (23 caps, 8 goals),[1] and participated at the 1934 FIFA World Cup when Czechoslovakia came in second.

He played for SK Slavia Praha, Hajduk Split (winning the Banovina of Croatia first league[2]) and FC La Chaux-de-Fonds.

During his period in Split, he played 36 league matches scoring 17 goals in the 1939-40[3] and 1940-41[4] seasons, missing the stats from the 1939 season.[5]

After his playing career, he coached numerous clubs in Switzerland[6] and won 6 Swiss cups.[7] He also coached Charleroi in Belgium[8] UE Sant Andreu in Spain,[9] and Switzerland national team.[10]


As player

  • with Slavia Prague
Czechoslovak Championship: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937
1940–41 Croatian First League
1934 World Cup runner-up

As manager

Swiss Cup: 1948*, 1951*, 1954, 1955, 1957
Swiss Championship: 1954, 1955
Swiss Cup: 1963
(*Sobotka won the 1948 and 1951 Swiss Cups as player-manager)


External links

  • Profile at CMFS
  • Profile at
  • Career story at Hajduk Split official website. (Croatian)

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