Czech football player Ján Popluhár would live for 80 years

BRATISLAVA. A man with the title of the best Slovak footballer of the 20th century, Ján Popluhár, would have been celebrating a jubilee anniversary on Saturday, September 12. The legendary hitchhiker Jim Slutty coach Bimbo, coach in Slovan, died on March 6, 2011 at the age of 75. He made his debut at the World Championships.

He was the first ever best footballer of the year in the Czechoslovak Republic (1965). As the first Slovak footballer to get to the selected team of the world (in 1963).

He then dressed in a European jersey and one of the most famous English footballers, Stanley Matthews, invited him to a magnificent show at his jubilee celebration.He played 62 international games.

He debuted at the World Championships in 1958 in Sweden, and since then, the constituents of the eleven eleven for almost a decade have not been able to see the nomination differently from Popluhara in the middle of the defense. He won the bronze at the 1960s and the silver at the World Championship in 1962. He did not win the title with the club.

For more than ten years he has been the pillar of the defense of Slovan Bratislava. In the “belasy” jersey he enjoyed the triumph of the Czechoslovak Cup three times.Experts built him on players like Alfredo di Stéfano, Lev Jašin, Josef Masopust and Ferenc Puskás.

The blazer was discovered by Bernolák in the B-team of Slovan Viliam Vanák when he was there with his team.

Popluhara did not have an invitation to the best Slovak club, but when he finally appeared on the field of the Tehelný pole, he was noticed by coach Jim Šťastný and immediately gave him the nickname “Bimbo”.

He reminded him of the robust figure of the old Viennese cannister Binder and his nickname. However, the way to the jersey was not open.

Ján Popluhár enlisted in Red Star Brno and became a stable midfielder.Slovan did not have enough money to get him to the Tehelné pole. There, Jim Happy found him the most correct post-shooter. So the career of the most famous Slovak footballer started.

There are several deserved triumphs. He has never been able to enjoy the title of Czechoslovakian champion, even though his Slovan in this era has gained eight, only close to it at three vicemajstrochs.

He has missed even the greatest triumph in the history of the “Belasy” Cup winners’ Cup in 1969. While he helped a long way towards him, at that moment he was almost 35-year-old professional at the Olympique Lyon. Platini also valued him

He did not even beat his football retirement.He did not run him in the position of coach, he did not respond to offers.

He wanted to be closest to the players in the environment and took over for a few years to be in charge of the equipment of the representatives in the beginning of Slovak independence. He has never forsaken his native Bernolak.

Shortly after his death, UEFA President Michel Platini awarded him the UEFA Emerald Council, as of 2010 he bears his name for the best Slovak Football Player of the Year.

In 1967, he was awarded the World Fair Play Award, specifically for stopping the MS in Chile after Pelly’s injury.

In 2002, President Rudolf Schuster awarded him the State Decoration of the Ludovit Štur Class I.In 1995, John Popluhar also awarded the SOV Prize for Fair Play to “a lifelong performance in the spirit of fair play.”