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Štefan Čambal (17 December 1908 in Pozsony – 18 July 1990) was a Slovak football player and later a football manager. He played for Czechoslovakia, for which he played 22 matches. He was born in Pozsony and died in Prague.

Štefan Čambal
Personal information
Date of birth (1908-12-16)16 December 1908
Place of birth Pozsony, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 18 July 1990(1990-07-18) (aged 81)
Place of death Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1921–1923 SK Donaustadt
1923–1927 Ligeti SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1929 1. ČsŠK Bratislava
1929–1930 Teplitzer FK
1931–1936 Slavia Prague
1937–1938 SK Baťa Zlín
1938–1939 SK Židenice
National team
1932–1935 Czechoslovakia 22 (0)
Teams managed
1939–1945 Slovakia
1945–1946 SK Baťa Zlín
1949 Czechoslovakia
1949–1952 Vítkovické železárny
1955 Jiskra Liberec
1957–1958 Dukla Pardubice
1959–1962 Vorwärts Berlin
1964–1966 FC Prague Sydney
1966–1968 Lokomotíva Košice
1975–1976 Sparta Prague
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was a participant in the 1934 FIFA World Cup, where Czechoslovakia won the silver medal. In his country he played for clubs such as Teplitzer FK, SK Slavia Praha, SK Židenice and Baťa Zlín.[1]

He was later a well-known football manager, coaching, amongst others, the Czechoslovakia national football team.


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