Karel Kroupa

Karel Kroupa
Karel Kroupa 2015.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-04-15) 15 April 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Brno, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Striker
Youth career
–1966 TJ Sokol Bosonohy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1969 Spartak KPS Brno 41 (19)
1969–1971 Dukla Tábor 53 (22)
1971–1982 Zbrojovka Brno 277 (118)
1982–1983 TJ Gottwaldov 26 (14)
1983–85 Zbrojovka Brno 21 (7)
National team
1974–1977 Czechoslovakia U-23 11 (5)
1974–1980 Czechoslovakia 21 (4)
1977 Czechoslovakia B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karel Kroupa (born 15 April 1950) is a former Czech football player, considered as legendary player of 1. FC Brno.

Kroupa played his whole professional career for Zbrojovka Brno (today 1. FC Brno). He appeared in 277 league matches and scored 118 goals, becoming the best goalscorer of the club in its history. Kroupa won the Czechoslovak First League with Brno in 1978. It is the only championship for this team to date.

Being a prolific goalscorer, Kroupa became the top scorer of Czechoslovak First League in 1978 and 1979. In 1977, he was voted the Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year.

Kroupa was a member of the Czechoslovakia national football team and played for his country total 21 matches, scoring 4 goals.

His son Karel is also a professional footballer.

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