|Date of birth||18 March 1931|
|Place of birth||Kelč, Czechoslovakia|
|Date of death||6 January 2015 83)(aged|
|Place of death||Brno, Czech Republic|
|1943–1953||SK Královo Pole|
|1953–1962||Rudá Hvězda Brno||69||(26)|
|1962–1967||Spartak ZJŠ Brno||34||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
Vlastimil Bubník (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvlascɪmɪl ˈbubɲiːk] ; 18 March 1931 – 6 January 2015) was a Czech ice hockey player and footballer.
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