adamec/mediabox247.comSlovakian football is mourning 1962 FIFA World Cup finalist Jozef Adamec, who died on Monday aged 76. Adamec, nicknamed ‘Hatrlo’, was voted his nation’s second best player of the century after Ján Popluhár, he was also part of the Czechoslovakia team that reached the 1962 World Cup final and was a prolific goalscorer in a career mainly spent at Spartak Trnava. In a long coaching career he also spent three years in charge of Slovakia. Adamec, nicknamed ‘Hatrlo’, helped Trnava win five Czechoslovakian titles in six years between 1967/68 and 1972/73, finishing as league top scorer four times as well as reaching the 1968/69 European Champion Clubs’ Cup semi-finals and the last eight on two further occasions. During his military sevice in the early 1960s he also won the title twice with Dukla Praha, also playing for Slovan Bratislava and Austria’s Slovan Wien (now Slovan Hütteldorfer).

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