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is a former Czech football
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goalkeeper. He played for Czechoslovakia
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, 63 matches, from 1966 to 1977.
His national team debut was in 1966 against Brazil
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He was a participant in the 1970 FIFA World Cup
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In 1976 he was one of the brightest stars at the 1976 UEFA European Championship, where Czechoslovakia won the gold medal. In the same year he came 3rd in the European Footballer of the Year
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In his country he played for Dukla Prague, where he played for 13 years.
- Czechoslovak First League
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winner: 1964, 1966 & 1977.
- Czechoslovak Cup
The Czechoslovak Cup was a football cup competition held in Czechoslovakia. It was officially created in 1960 and folded in 1993 with the split between Czech Republic and Slovakia.The cup was played between the winners of Czech Cup and Slovak Cup...
winner: 1965, 1966 & 1969.
- Czechoslovakia - Player of the Year winner: 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975 & 1976.
- European Footballer of the Year award 3rd Place: 1976
- European Goalkeeper of the Year award winner: 1969 & 1976
- Voted 24th in Keeper of the Century - IFFHS` Century Elections.