František Straka

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František Straka
František Straka.jpg
birthday May 28, 1958
place of birth Č. BudějoviceCzechoslovakia
size 182 cm
position Libero
Years station
1966-1977 Dynamo České Budějovice
Years station Games (goals) 1
1977-1979 Dukla Tachov
1979-1988 Sparta Prague 223 (10)
1988-1991 Borussia Monchengladbach 81 0(1)
1991-1992 Hansa Rostock 34 0(0)
1992-1996 Wuppertal SV 93 0(7)
1996-1998 SCB Prussia Cologne 35 0(8)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1983-1990 Czechoslovakia 35 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1999-2001 Wuppertal SV
2002-2003 FK Teplice (assistant coach)
2003-2004 FK Teplice
2004 Sparta Prague
2005 LR Ahlen
2006 Viktoria Plzen
2006-2007 FC Wacker Tirol
2007-2008 Dynamo České Budějovice
2008 OFI Crete
2009 Czech Republic
2009-2010 MFK Ružomberok
2010-2014 North Queensland Fury
2014 Slovan Bratislava
2018– al-Ansar
1 Only league games are given.

František Straka (born May 28, 1958 in České Budějovice ) is a former Czech football player and current football coach .

Player career

Straka started playing football at Dynamo České Budějovice at the age of eight . He did his military service in Tachov , then the defender moved to Sparta Prague .

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 .

After three years in Mönchengladbach , the Czech moved to Hansa Rostock in the summer of 1991 . He played 34 season games in 1991/92, but without scoring a goal.

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.

National team

From 1983 to 1990 Straka played 35 times for the Czechoslovak national team . He took part in the 1990 World Cup.

Coaching 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.

At the end of August 2007, Straka replaced the dismissed František Cipro at SK Dynamo Budweis . The team finished the 2007/08 season in 13th place with no relegation worries.

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.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Straka: Angažmá na Krétě? Hořká zkušenost Report on dated November 7, 2008, last accessed on December 27, 2008, in Czech
  2. Straka should fix it. Message on from May 12, 2009, German
  3. Necid ensures a successful Straka debut Message on from June 5, 2009, German
  4. Straka only a short episode report on from June 30, 2009, German
  5. Novým trénerom MFK Ružomberok sa stal František Straka  ( page can no longer be accessed , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. of September 10, 2009, last accessed on September 11, 2009, in Slovak@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  6. ^ Fury Will Be Fighting Fit from June 7, 2010, last accessed on July 1, 2010, English
  7. ^ Krone Multimedia GmbH (ed.): Frantisek Straka new coach of the Tyrolean. In: Krone newspaper. May 24, 2006, accessed February 12, 2016 .