Yanko Daucik

Yanko Daucik Ciboch (22 March 1941 – 13 May 2017) was a Slovak professional footballer during the 1960s and 1970s. Yanko played for Real Betis, Real Madrid, the Toronto Falcons and RCD Español. Daucik is the son of Ferdinand Daučík, the veteran La Liga manager who moved with his family to Spain in 1950.

Yanko Daucik
Personal information
Full name Yanko Daucik Ciboch
Date of birth (1941-03-22)22 March 1941
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 13 May 2017(2017-05-13) (aged 76)
Place of death Madrid, Spain[1]
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1958–1959 Indauchu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1960 Atlético Madrid aficionados
1960 Salamanca
1960–1962 Real Betis 38 (14)
1962–1964 Real Madrid 10 (3)
1964–1965 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
1965–1966 Melilla 20 (3)
1966–1967 Mallorca 20 (6)
1967–1968 Toronto Falcons 21 (25)
1968 Club Universidad de Chile 6 (1)
1968–1969 Rayo Vallecano 14 (7)
1969–1970 San Andrés 17 (9)
1970–1971 Español 13 (1)
1971–1972 Xerez 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daucik made his La Liga debut for Real Betis on 11 September 1960 in a game against RCD Mallorca. His father was the Betis manager at the time. Yanko scored 14 goals in 38 La Liga appearances for Betis, attracting the interest of Real Madrid who signed him in 1962. However he faced stiff competition from the likes of Alfredo Di Stéfano, Francisco Gento, Ferenc Puskás and Amancio Amaro and during two seasons at Real he only played 10 La Liga games and scored just 3 goals. He subsequently became one of the first Spanish footballers to play in North America when he played for Toronto Falcons of the National Professional Soccer League.[2] This proved to something of a family reunion as Yanko was joined at the club by his father Ferdinand, brother-in-law Ladislao Kubala and nephew Branko Kubala. During the 1967 season Yanko played 17 games, scored 20 goals and made 8 assists for the Falcons and finished as the top scorer in the league.[3]

Daucik died on May 13, 2017 in Madrid at the age of 76.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Yanko Daucik passes away". Real Madrid. 13 May 2017.
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (2001). On-Side - 125 Years of Soccer in Ontario. Vaughan, Ontario: Ontario Soccer Association and Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum. p. 197.
  3. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Players/D/Daucik.Yanko.htm

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