František Kloz

František Kloz (19 May 1905 in Mlékosrby – 13 June 1945 in Louny) was a Czech football player.

František Kloz
Personal information
Date of birth (1905-05-19)19 May 1905
Place of birth Mlékosrby, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 13 June 1945(1945-06-13) (aged 40)
Place of death Louny, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Nový Bydžov
Chlumec nad Cidlinou
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1927 Slavoj Roudnice nad Labem
1927–1928 SK Roudnice
1928–1930 SK Kladno
1931 SK Slavia Praha
1932 SK Kladno
1933 Sparta Prague
1934–1940 SK Kladno
1940–1941 SK Slaný
1941–1943 Slavoj Roudnice nad Labem
1943–1945 SK Vinařice
National team
1929–1937 Czechoslovakia 10 (6)
Teams managed
1942–1943 SK Kladno
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Kloz played most of his career for SK Kladno and became its manager in 1942-43. He scored 175 goals in 192 matches in the Czechoslovak First League (172 for Kladno, 3 for Slavia), becoming twice the top goalscorer of the league.

He played for Czechoslovakia national team, from 1929 to 1937 - ten matches scoring six goals.

World War IIEdit

An anti-Nazi during German occupation of Czechoslovakia in World War II, in May 1945 Kloz went out to fight as a volunteer non-soldier against German Nazi occupants. He was seriously wounded on 7 May, when his party sought to capture a German-held ammunition store two days before the enemy surrendered in Czechoslovakia. He died a month later in a hospital in Louny.[1]

LegacyEdit

Kloz is the most famous player in the history of SK Kladno. The team's home stadium is named after him.

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