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Vladimir Martinec

Born on December 22, 1949 in Lomnice, (Czechoslovakia). Forward. Vladimir Martinec's began a brilliant playing career with the Czech national team that spanned from 1970 until 1981. During those years, Martinec help guide the Czechs to a World and European Championship medal on every occasion, comprising of three bronze, five silver and highlighted by the three World and European Championship gold medals in 1972, 1976 and 1977. His three Olympic tournaments earned him an additional bronze in 1972 and in 1976 took home the silver. Martinec reached the finals in his only Canada Cup appearance in 1976. His impressive totals of 155 National Team goals in 289 games, partly explain the three World Championship All Star nominations in 1974, 1976 and 1977. Aside from playing with Dukla Jihlava during the 1978-79 season, Martinec proudly wore the colours of Tesla Pardubice in his 13 other seasons in Czechoslovak national league spanning from 1967 to 1981, suiting up a total of 539 times and scored an incredible 343 goals. Martinec won the Golden Stick Award as Player of the Year four times, was the Top Scorer in 1978-79 and claimed the national title during the 1972-73 season. His playing career ended after four seasons with German club ESV Kaufbeuren in 1985, where Martinec also later coached, after his first coaching assignment with his old club from Pardubice.

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