Tomáš Kříž

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Tomáš Kříž
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-03-17) 17 March 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1966–1977 Dukla Prague
Senior career*
1977–1989 Dukla Prague 237 (31)
1989–1991 SV Darmstadt 98 15 (1)
1991 Chmel Blšany
National team
1981–1986 Czechoslovakia 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tomáš Kříž (born 17 March 1959) is a retired Czech footballer.

Czech Republic Republic in Central Europe

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Association football Team field sport

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During his club career he played for Dukla Prague. [1] He won the Czechoslovak First League with them three times, in 1977, 1979 and 1982. [2]

Dukla Prague association football club in Prague, Czech Republic

Dukla Prague was a Czech football club from the city of Prague. Established in 1948 as ATK Praha, the club won a total of 11 Czechoslovak league titles and eight Czechoslovak Cups, and in the 1966–67 season, reached the semi-finals of the European Cup. As late as 1985–86 they reached the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup semi-final and they also made a great impact in the American Challenge Cup competition in New York City with four wins between 1961 and 1964. The club sent seven players to the silver medal winning Czechoslovakia national team in the 1962 World Cup, in a year which saw them win the fifth of their domestic league titles as well as their player Josef Masopust be named European Footballer of the Year. Between the start of the competition in 1955 and 1991, Dukla played more matches in the European Cup than any other team in Czechoslovakia.

The Czechoslovak First League was the premier football league in the Czechoslovakia from 1925 to 1993, with the exception of World War II. Czechoslovakia was occupied by German forces who formed Gauliga Sudetenland and Gauliga Böhmen und Mähren leagues on occupied territories. Until 1934-35 season no teams from Slovakia participated in the league.

He earned ten caps for the Czechoslovakia national football team from 1981 to 1986, and participated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. [3] [4]

Czechoslovakia national football team former mens national association football team representing Czechoslovakia

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1982 FIFA World Cup 1982 edition of the FIFA World Cup

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  1. "Počty startů hráčů v I. Československé lize: K" (in Czech). JFK-Fotbal. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. "Hall of Fame Dukla Praha profile". Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  3. Tomáš Kříž FIFA competition record
  4. Tomáš Kříž at FAČR (in Czech). Retrieved 18 August 2012.