Jozef Chovanec (born 7 March 1960) is a Czech former professional football player and manager.
|Full name||Jozef Chovanec|
|Date of birth||7 March 1960|
|Place of birth||Dolné Kočkovce, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2002–2003||FK Marila Příbram|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a player, Chovanec spent almost his whole career at Sparta Prague. In 1988, he moved to the Netherlands, to play briefly for PSV Eindhoven. He played for Czechoslovakia and was a participant in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
As a football manager he coached the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2001. He managed to qualify his team to Euro 2000 but then failed to do so for the World Cup 2002, being eliminated by Belgium in the play-off matches two times by 1–0.
On 8 October 2008, Chovanec returned to AC Sparta Prague for his fourth spell as manager and parted from the club in December 2011.
In October 2020, it was revealed that Chovanec had been removed from the position as chairman of the Football Association of the Czech Republic for his involvement in a large-scale corruption series; his associate Roman Berbr was also fired from the FACR.