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Antonín Fivébr
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Personal information
Date of birth (1888-11-22)22 November 1888
Place of birth Prague, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 26 February 1973(1973-02-26) (aged 84)
Place of death Prague, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1914 Sparta Prague
1914–1918 Český Lev Plzeň
1919–1920 Sparta Prague
1921–1922 Brescia
Teams managed
1921–1923 Brescia
1923–1927 Valencia
1928–1929 Real Oviedo
1929–1931 Valencia
1932–1933 Real Murcia
1934–1935 Valencia
1936 Spartak Moscow
1945–1947 Jednota Košice
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Antonín Fivébr (22 November 1888 – 26 February 1973) was a Czech footballer and manager of clubs such as Valencia, Spartak Moscow, and Brescia.

Career

In 1908, Fivébr joined Sparta Prague to play as a midfielder. Twelve years later in 1920, Fivébr left Sparta to join Brescia in Italy. At Brescia he became a player-manager.

Fivébr went to Spain in 1923 to become the manager of Valencia. He spent seven years as the Valencia coach in three different stints. At Valencia he won three regional championships and won promotion to La Liga in 1931. Other Spanish clubs Fivébr managed were Elche, Real Oviedo, Levante, and Real Murcia.

Fivébr moved to the Soviet Union in 1935. Shortly afterwards in 1936, Fivébr was named the first ever manager of the newly born Spartak Moscow. However, he only lasted two months on the job and was looking for work elsewhere. Fivébr would go on to manage Dynamo Leningrad, Stalinets Moscow, and clubs in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia.

In 1938, Fivébr returned to his native Czechoslovakia, where he managed Viktoria Žižkov, Jednota Košice,[1] and finally Spartak Trnava.

Death

Fivébr died in his home city of Prague on 26 February 1973.

References

  1. ^ Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal - lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Grada Publishing a.s. ISBN 9788024716565.
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