Ján Kocian

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Ján Kocian
Ján Kocian - football coach.jpg
birthday March 13, 1958
place of birth Zlaté MoravceCzechoslovakia
size 188 cm
position Defender
Years station Games (goals) 1
1976-1979 ZŤS Martin
1979-1988 FK Dukla Banska Bystrica 209 (20)
1988-1993 FC St. Pauli 129 0(8)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1984-1992 Czechoslovakia 26 0(0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1993-1995 Slovakia (assistant coach)
1996-1997 FK Dukla Banska Bystrica
1997-1998 Petra Drnovice
1998-1999 1. FC Košice
1999-2002 1. FC Köln (assistant coach)
2002-2004 Eintracht Frankfurt (assistant coach)
2005 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt
2005-2006 Sports fans victories
2007-2008 Slovakia
2008-2009 Austria (assistant coach)
2011 Jiangsu Sainty
2011–2012 South China AA
2013-2014 Ruch Chorzów
2014-2015 Pogoń Szczecin
1 Only league games are given.

Ján Kocian (* 13. March 1958 in Zlaté Moravce ) is a Slovak football coach and former Czechoslovak Football - national team .


Player career

Kocian played from 1976 to 1978 for ZTS Martin in the 2nd division of Czechoslovakia . He then played 209 games for FK Dukla Banská Bystrica in the first division from 1979 to 1988 and played 147 times in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for FC St. Pauli between 1988 and 1993 .

In 1990 he took part as captain with the national soccer team of Czechoslovakia at the World Cup in Italy and was voted Czechoslovakia's “Soccer Player of the Year” in the same year.

Coaching career

Ján Kocian has been a trainer since 1993. Between 1993 and 1995 he worked as an assistant coach for the Slovak national team . He was then head coach at Dukla Banská Bystrica (1st Slovak League) and FC Petra Drnovice (1st Czech League) before he was from 1999 to 2002 at 1. FC Köln and from 2002 to 2004 assistant coach at Eintracht Frankfurt . On February 22, 2005 he took over from René Müller as coach of the second division club FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt , but could not move anything with the Thuringians, so that the club was relegated at the end of the season. From July 1, 2005 to February 4, 2006, Kocian was the head coach of the second division promoted Sportfreunde Siegen , but was dismissed there due to internal disagreements. Since November 3, 2006 he coached the Slovak national team . On June 25, 2008, the Slovak Association split from Kocian because the results were insufficient.

From August 2008 he was, alongside Andreas Herzog, assistant coach of the Austrian national team under the then Czech coach Karel Brückner in charge . On March 4, 2009, his engagement was ended after only seven months after Karel Brückner had announced his resignation.

In December 2010, Kocian signed a two-year contract with the Chinese club Jiangsu Guoxin Sainty FC. His engagement began on January 1, 2011.

Since 2013 he has been the coach of the Polish first division club Ruch Chorzów . On June 3, 2014, he was voted “Trainer of the Year” in Poland.

Private life

Ján Kocian is married to Hana and has a son and a daughter. After he took over the position of assistant coach at 1. FC Köln, he moved with his wife and children to Pulheim , where the family lives to this day.

Web links

  • Ján Kocian in the database of National-Football-Teams.com (English)
  • Ján Kocian in the database of fussballdaten.de

Individual evidence

  1. FOCUS Online: Slovakia puts coach Kocian in front of the door. Retrieved May 6, 2020 .
  2. Archive link ( Memento from December 11, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Kocian Trainer of the Year in Poland , in: transfermarkt.de, June 3, 2014