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Jiří Sobotka
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Date of birth 6 June 1911(1911-06-06)
Place of birth    Prague, Austria-Hungary
Date of death    20 May 1994 (aged 82)
Place of death    Intragna, Switzerland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Čechoslovan Košíře
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1931–1940
1940–1941
1942
1943–1946
1946–1951
Slavia Prague
Hajduk Split
Slavia Prague
SK Baťa Zlín
Chaux-de-Fonds
   
National team
1934–1937 Czechoslovakia 23 (8)
Teams managed
1940–1941
1946–1959
1959–1961
1961–1965
1964
1965–1967
1968–1969
1971–1972
1972–1973
1973–1976
Hajduk Split
Chaux-de-Fonds
Feyenoord
FC Basel
Switzerland
FC Biel-Bienne
Charleroi
Chaux-de-Fonds
FC Aarau
Bellinzona

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Jiří Sobotka (6 June 1911 – 20 May 1994), aka Georges Sobotka, is a former Czechoslovak footballer, who played internationally for Czechoslovakia (23 caps, 8 goals)[1], and participated at the 1934 FIFA World Cup when Czechoslovakia came in second.

He played for SK Slavia Praha, Hajduk Split (winning the Banovina of Croatia first league[2]) and FC La Chaux-de-Fonds.

After his playing career, he coached numerous clubs in Switzerland[3] and won 6 Swiss cups.[4] He also coached Charleroi in Belgium[5] and Switzerland national team.[6]

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Honours

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As player

Czechoslovak Championship: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937
1934 World Cup runner-up

As manager

Swiss Cup: 1948*, 1951*, 1954, 1955, 1957
Swiss Championship: 1954, 1955
Swiss Cup: 1963
(*Sobotka won the 1948 and 1951 Swiss Cups as player-manager)

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