Vlastimil Bubník

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Vlastimil Bubník
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Personal information
Date of birth(1931-03-18)18 March 1931
Place of birth Kelč, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 6 January 2015(2015-01-06) (aged 83)
Place of death Brno, Czech Republic
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1943–1953 SK Královo Pole
1953–1962 Rudá Hvězda Brno 69 (26)
1962–1967 Spartak ZJŠ Brno 34 (6)
Total103(32)
National team
1957–1960 Czechoslovakia 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1964 Innsbruck Team

Vlastimil Bubník (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvlascɪmɪl ˈbubɲiːk] ; 18 March 1931 6 January 2015) was a Czech ice hockey player and footballer.

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Bubník was born in Kelč, Czechoslovakia, and played in the Czechoslovak Extraliga. He played for HC Brno and Královo Pole. He also won a bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1997.

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References

  1. "Český hokej truchlí. Zemřel legendární Vlastimil Bubník" (in Czech). novinky.cz. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
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