Karol Dobiaš

Karol Dobiaš (born 18 December 1947) is a former Slovak football player and coach. During his career, he was a versatile player, mostly playing as defender or midfielder.

Karol Dobiaš
Karol Dobiáš 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Karol Dobiaš
Date of birth (1947-12-18) 18 December 1947 (age 73)
Place of birth Handlová, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Right back / Midfielder
Youth career
Baník Handlová
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1977 Spartak Trnava 277 (11)
1977–1980 Bohemians Prague 67 (9)
1980–1983 Lokeren 68 (0)
1984 Racing Gand
National team
1967–1980 Czechoslovakia 67 (6)
Teams managed
1984–1988 Bohemians Prague (youth)
1988 SK Hradec Králové
1990–1993 Zbrojovka Brno
1993–1994 Sparta Prague
1995 SK Sparta Krč
2003–2004 Bohemians Prague (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Player careerEdit

He was born in Handlová. His career started in Baník Handlová. In 1965 he moved to Spartak Trnava where he achieved the biggest success as a player. With Spartak he became a five time Czechoslovakian champion and won three national cups. In 1970 and 1971, he was named Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year.[1] In 1977, he moved to Bohemians Prague.[2] During his career he played 345 matches in the Czechoslovak league and scored 20 goals. In 1980, he was allowed to be transferred abroad and he went to KSC Lokeren in Belgium. He ended his career in 1984 at Racing Gand.

He was capped 67 times for Czechoslovakia, scored 6 goals. He was a participant at the 1970 FIFA World Cup[3] and a member of Czechoslovak winning team at 1976 European Football Championship. In the 1976 final game Dobiaš scored a goal that gave Czechoslovakia a 2–0 lead against West Germany.

Coaching careerEdit

Dobias' first team as a manager was the youth squad of Bohemians Prague. In 1988/89 he managed SK Hradec Králové but was dismissed after the 14th game day. In September 1990 he was assigned manager of Zbrojovka Brno. The team was relegated and with Dobiaš it achieved a one-season comeback. In 1993/1994 he managed Sparta Prague[4] and won the Czech league. Still he was fired after just two games the following season. In 1995/1996 he coached a minor Prague team SK Sparta Krč. Afterwards he worked for many years as a scout for Sparta Prague. For the 2003/2004 he was selected an assistant manager for Bohemians Prague but his contract was cancelled in January 2004.


  1. ^ "Karol Doblaš" (in Czech). Football Association of the Czech Republic. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Karol Dobias". slovakfutball.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Karol Dobias". FIFA. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Pohr MFS v sezn 1993-1994". Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2010.

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