Rudolf Vytlačil

Rudolf Vytlačil (Czech pronunciation: [ˈrudolv ˈvɪtlatʃɪl]]; German: Rudolf "Rudi" Vytlacil) (9 February 1912, Schwechat – 1 June 1977) was an Czechoslovak football player and manager.

Rudolf Vytlačil
Personal information
Date of birth (1912-02-09)9 February 1912
Place of birth Schwechat, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 1 June 1977(1977-06-01) (aged 65)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Phönix Schwechat
1930–1932 SK Slovan Wien
1932–1934 SK Rapid Wien
1934 Wiener AC
1934–1935 Favoritner Sportclub
1935–1944 Slavia Prague
National team
1936 Czechoslovakia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1946–1947 Meteor České Budějovice
1948 Radomiak Radom
1948–1950 Tatran Teplice
1951–1952 TJ Baník Ostrava OKD
1954 Křídla vlasti Olomouc
1955 TJ Gottwaldov
1956 Radotín
1958–1963 Czechoslovakia
1964 Czechoslovakia
1964–1966 Levski Sofia
1964–1966 Bulgaria
1966–1968 SK Rapid Wien
1968–1970 Levski Sofia
1973 Slavia Prague
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Born in Schwechat on outskirts of Vienna, Vytlačil started his career at the local club Phönix Schwechat. Later he played for SK Slovan Wien, SK Rapid Wien and Favoritner Sportclub in the Austrian Championship and for Slavia Prague in the Czechoslovak Championship.

He was the coach of the Czechoslovak national team when they finished as runners-up in the 1962 FIFA World Cup and was in charge of Bulgaria at the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

Vytlačil coached several clubs, including 1947–1948 Radomiak Radom from Poland, Levski Sofia (won two Bulgarian championships in 1965 and 1970, and one Bulgarian Cup in 1970), TJ Baník Ostrava OKD, Tatran Teplice (now FK Teplice), TJ Gottwaldov (now FC Zlín) and, from 1966 to 1968, his former club SK Rapid Wien. With Rapid he won the Austrian championship twice and reached the quarterfinal of the European Champions Cup after a victory against Real Madrid.

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