Pavel Hapal (born 27 July 1969) is a Czech former football player and most recently manager of Slovakia national team.[1]

Pavel Hapal
Pavel Hapal 2013.jpg
Hapal as Zagłębie Lubin coach in 2013
Personal information
Full name Pavel Hapal
Date of birth (1969-07-27) 27 July 1969 (age 53)
Place of birth Kroměříž, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1983 Sokol Břest
1983–1986 Sigma Olomouc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Sigma Olomouc 29 (3)
1988–1990 Dukla Prague 37 (7)
1990–1992 Sigma Olomouc 63 (21)
1992–1995 Bayer Leverkusen 86 (13)
1995–1998 Tenerife 33 (1)
1998–1999 Sigma Olomouc 12 (8)
2000 Sparta Prague 6 (2)
2000–2001 Sigma Olomouc 37 (16)
2002 České Budějovice 8 (0)
2002 Jakubčovice
National team
1991–1993 Czechoslovakia 21 (1)
1994–1996 Czech Republic 10 (0)
Teams managed
2003–2004 Opava
2004–2005 Tescoma Zlín
2005–2006 Baník Ostrava
2007–2008 Nitra
2008–2009 Mladá Boleslav
2009–2011 Žilina
2011–2013 Zagłębie Lubin
2014 Senica
2015–2018 Slovakia U21
2018 Sparta Prague
2018–2020 Slovakia
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Hapal's professional career began at SK Sigma Olomouc. After the club's successful season when they reached the quarter-final of 1991–92 UEFA Cup he signed for Bayer Leverkusen with whom he won the DFB-Pokal in 1993.

During his career he also played for Dukla Prague, CD Tenerife, Sparta Prague and SK Dynamo České Budějovice. At international level he earned 31 caps for Czechoslovakia and later Czech Republic having scored one goal. Hapal ended his career as a player in 2002.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

From 2003, he has worked as a manager.

In 2010, he won the Slovak Superliga with MŠK Žilina and entered the 2010-11 Champions League group stage, however his team lost all six of their matches.

On 31 October 2011, he signed a contract with Polish club Zagłębie Lubin.[3]

On 12 March 2014, he signed a contract with Slovakia club FK Senica.[4]

On 6 March 2018, he signed a contract with Czech club AC Sparta Prague.[5]

On 22 October 2018, he became the new manager of Slovakia national football team after Ján Kozák quit.[6] He was fired as coach of Slovakia on 16 October 2020, following Slovakia's shock 2–3 defeat at home to Israel in the 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B.[7]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 14 October 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Slovakia   22 October 2018 16 October 2020 17 6 4 7 27 23 +4 035.29
Total 17 6 4 7 27 23 +4 035.29

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VIDEO: Pavel Hapal sa stane novým trénerom slovenskej futbalovej reprezentácie". Sport.aktuality.sk. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Hapal končí s fotbalem, míří do Španělska" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 4 June 2002. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Nowy trener drużyny Zagłębie Lubin". zaglebie-lubin.pl. Archived from the original on 2 November 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  4. ^ Senica mení trénerov. Pagáča nahrádza Pavel Hapal, fksenica.eu, citováno 12. 3. 2014
  5. ^ "Pavel Hapal was named new Sparta head coach". sparta.cz. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Pavel Hapal".
  7. ^ https://www.time24story.com/2020/10/about-the-euro-with-a-new-coach-hapala-was-recalled-from-the-slovak-national-team.html[bare URL]

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