|birthday||May 28, 1958|
|place of birth||Č. Budějovice , Czechoslovakia|
|1966-1977||Dynamo České Budějovice|
|Years||station||Games (goals) 1|
|1979-1988||Sparta Prague||223 (10)|
|1996-1998||SCB Prussia Cologne||35(8)|
|Stations as a trainer|
|2002-2003||FK Teplice (assistant coach)|
|2006-2007||FC Wacker Tirol|
|2007-2008||Dynamo České Budějovice|
|2010-2014||North Queensland Fury|
|1 Only league games are given.|
After 223 first division games for Sparta, Straka went to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1988 and joined Borussia Mönchengladbach . The defender played 81 games for Borussia, scoring his only goal on matchday 28 in 1988/89 in a 2-0 win against Bayer 05 Uerdingen .
Then Straka was committed by the then second division club Wuppertaler SV , with whom he joined the regional league in 1994. In 1996 the then 38-year-old Straka moved to SCB Preußen Köln in the Oberliga Nordrhein . The team was relegated, after the association league season 1997/98, in which Prussia Cologne succeeded in promotion, Straka ended his career.
Straka's first position as a coach was from July 1999 to November 2001 at Wuppertaler SV. In the 1999/00 season, the Czech led the team to the championship in the Oberliga Nordrhein, but the team was denied promotion. In the 00/01 season the WSV finished second behind the amateurs from Bayer Leverkusen with the same number of points.
In the summer of 2002 Straka returned to the Czech Republic and took over the post of assistant coach at FK Teplice . After just one win out of five games, head coach František Cipro was dismissed in early September 2002 and Straka took over the team. He led them from penultimate 15th to sixth place.
At the beginning of April 2004 Straka was signed by Sparta Prague as the successor to the dismissed Jiří Kotrba . He led the team from fourth to second place with six wins in seven games. Although he led Sparta in the 2004/05 season by nine points to the autumn championship, he was still dismissed. The reason was the poor performance in the Champions League. Sparta only got one point in the group stage.
In March 2005 Straka signed with the then second division club LR Ahlen . In the 2004/05 season, the former Czechoslovak national player saved the team from relegation to the regional league. He resigned after the team failed to win the following 2005/06 season until October 25, 2005.
In April 2006 he was brought in by Viktoria Pilsen to save the relegation-threatened team from falling into the second division. This project succeeded with a sensational 3-1 away win on the last day of the game against his former club Sparta Prague. Despite the successful mission, Straka did not extend his contract and moved to FC Wacker Tirol .
Straka started successfully in Innsbruck . In the meantime, FC Wacker was even in second place in the table. In the second half of the season, however, there was a total slump in performance, Straka had to leave the club after twelve games without a win.
In the 2008/09 season Straka coached the Greek club OFI Crete from July to November .
From May 12, 2009 to June 30, 2009 Straka coached the Czech national team as the successor to Petr Rada . Rada had to resign on April 8, 2009 after the weak performance of his team in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup . During Straka's tenure, the Czech Republic only played one game, which the team won 1-0 against Malta. However, the new management did not extend the contract that expired on June 30, 2009.
In September 2009 Straka took up the position of coach at the Slovak first division club MFK Ružomberok , and for the 2010/11 season he took over the coaching position at the Australian A-League club North Queensland Fury .
Frantisek Straka is a German citizen.
- International match statistics on fotbal.cz (Czech)
- Profile on fotbal.idnes.cz (Czech)
- František Straka in the database of weltfussball.de
- Straka: Angažmá na Krétě? Hořká zkušenost Report on deniksport.cz dated November 7, 2008, last accessed on December 27, 2008, in Czech
- Straka should fix it. Message on kicker.de from May 12, 2009, German
- Necid ensures a successful Straka debut Message on kicker.de from June 5, 2009, German
- Straka only a short episode report on kicker.de from June 30, 2009, German
- Novým trénerom MFK Ružomberok sa stal František Straka ( page can no longer be accessed , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. mfkruzomberok.sk of September 10, 2009, last accessed on September 11, 2009, in Slovak
- Fury Will Be Fighting Fit au.fourfourtwo.com from June 7, 2010, last accessed on July 1, 2010, English
- Krone Multimedia GmbH (ed.): Frantisek Straka new coach of the Tyrolean. In: Krone newspaper. May 24, 2006, accessed February 12, 2016 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech soccer player and soccer coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 28, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||České Budějovice|