Jozef Jankech

Jozef Jankech is a Slovak football coach. He was the second manager of the Slovak national team.

Jozef Jankech
Personal information
Date of birth (1937-10-24) 24 October 1937 (age 84)
Place of birth Šaľa, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Right winger
Youth career
1947– Šaľa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1956 Šaľa
1957–1958 Uherské Hradiště
1959–1965 TTS Trenčín
1965–1966 TŽ Třinec
Teams managed
1966–1973 TŽ Třinec
1973–1975 VSS Košice
1975–1976 Lokomotíva Košice
1976–1978 Strojárne Martin
1978–1980 Lokomotíva Košice
1980–1983 Nea Salamina
1983–1985 Lokomotíva Košice
1985–1987 ZVL Žilina
1985–1987 Czechoslovakia olympic team
1987–1988 TTS Trenčín
1988–1990 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
1990–1991 Kuala Lumpur FA
1991 Jednota VSS Košice
1991–1992 Inter Bratislava
1993 Slovan Poľnonákup Levice
1993–1994 Qatar SC
1994–1995 Slovan Levice
1995–1998 Slovakia
1998–1999 ZŤS Dubnica
2000–2003 Maldives & Maldives U23
2003–2004 ZŤS Dubnica
2005–2007 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
2007–2008 Maldives
2008–2010 Dukla Banská Bystrica
2010 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Jankech began with football in his native town Šaľa. He played for Šaľa from the age of ten, later he left to play for Uherské Hradiště, then played for TTS Trenčín and he ended his career in TŽ Třinec as 29 years old. The first club in which he started coaching was TŽ Třinec. His playing career was not as successful as his coaching career.

Managing careerEdit

Jankech was one of the few Slovak football globetrotters. He trained in foreign several exotic teams such as Kuala Lumpur, Qatar Sports Club or twice in national team of Maldives. Jankech starting his managerial career as ending player in Czech team TŽ Třinec. Then followed stage in Košice where he trained at first VSS Košice and then Lokomotíva Košice. In 1980 coming the first foreign job in Cyprian team Nea Salamina Larnaka. Jankech also trained Czechoslovakia olympic team. Meanwhile, he was coach in TTS Trenčín.

On 4 July 1995 he became the second Slovak football trainer after Jozef Vengloš. Jankech completed two qualification cycles, first for Euro 96 and second for the 1998 World Cup. He achieved several very good results against strong opponents such as victories over Czech Republic, Poland and Croatia at the friendly match and draws against France and Yugoslavia. He failed to progress at the championship.

Jankech won SAFF Championship in 2008 with Maldives.[1] It was the best success of Maldivian national team in history.

In December 2008 Jankech moved to Dukla Banská Bystrica.[2]


He was also a part in a Czech online football manager BREJK, where he was a pro bono 100% (best in game) couch for 15 days for a winner of brejktip, quiz in that manager. He was there nicknamed as Jozef Hlavatý. picture from game



Lokomotíva Košice

Slovan Bratislava



  1. ^ "Jankech: Na Maldivách sme boli za majstrov sveta" (in Slovak). Pravda. 2008-06-18.
  2. ^ "Jankech prevzal trénerské žezlo v Dukle" (in Slovak). 24hod. 2008-12-02.