Josef Bican

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Jyri Bican
Josef Bican in 1940
Personal information
Full name Josef Bican
Date of birth (1913-09-25)25 September 1913
Place of birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 12 December 2001(2001-12-12) (aged 88)
Place of death Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1925–1928 Hertha Vienna [de]
1928–1930 Schustek
1930–1931 Farbenlutz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931 Farbenlutz 2 (2)
1931 Rapid Amateur 0 (0)
1931–1935 Rapid Vienna 62 (78)
1935–1937 Admira Vienna 26 (18)
1937–1948 Slavia Prague 221 (427)
1948–1951 FC Vítkovice 58 (74)
1951–1952 FC Hradec Králové 26 (53)
1952–1955 Dynamo Prague 32 (22)
1957 Slovan Liberec 1 (0)
1957 Spartak Brno ZJŠ 4 (2)
Total 432 (676)
National team
1933–1936 Austria 19 (14)
1938–1949 Czechoslovakia 14 (12)
1939 Bohemia and Moravia 1 (3)
Teams managed
1954–1956 Slavia Prague
1956–1959 Slovan Liberec
1957–1958 Spartak Brno ZJŠ
1959–1960 TJ Spartak ZJS Brno
1963–1964 TJ Baník Příbram
1964 FC Hradec Králové
1967–1969 SONP Kladno
1969–1972 KSK Tongeren
1977 Benešov
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Josef "Pepi" Bican (25 September 1913 – 12 December 2001) was an Austrian-Czech professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the second-most prolific goalscorer in official matches in recorded history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation Soccer Statistics Foundation

According to RSSSF, Bican scored over 1813 total goals in over 1089 total matches. In total Bican scored 1137 goals in more than 514 games for Slavia Praha including friendlies, with a ratio of 1.79 goals per game across his almost 15-year career at the club in total.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[2]
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Farbenlutz 1931 VAFÖ 2 2 2 2
Rapid Wien Amateur 1931–32 2 3 2 3
Rapid Wien 1931–32 1 8 10 3 3 11 13
1932–33 16 11 2 6 18 17
1933–34 22 29 5 5 3 1 30 35
1934–35 3 4 3 4
Total 49 54 12 17 3 1 64 72
Admira Wien 1935–36 1 15 8 3 2 2 2 20 12
1936–37 11 10 11 10
Total 26 18 3 2 2 2 31 22
Slavia Prague 1936–37 1 1 4 1 4
1937–38 19 26 0 0 1 4 28 40
1938–39 20 29 2 2 8 10 30 41
1939–40 1 22 50 3 5 1 1 26 56
1940–41 22 38 5 11 4 7 31 56
1941–42 22 45 5 10 3 8 30 63
1942–43 20 39 1 0 3 7 24 46
1943–44 26 57 1 3 5 16 32 76
1944–45 1 9 16 6 20 15 36
1945–46 16 31 1 1 17 32
1946–47 23 44 1 1 24 45
1947–48 13 20 13 20
1948–49 7 21 7 21
Total 221 425 32 65 19 45 272 535
Sokol Vítkovice Železárny 1949 2 17 44 17 44
1950 1 23 22 23 22
1951 18 8 18 8
Total 58 74 0 0 0 0 58 74
FC Hradec Králové[a] 1952 2 26 53 4 7 30 60
Dynamo Praha 1953 1 10 7 10 7
1954 14 11 14 11
1955 8 4 8 4
Total 32 22 0 0 0 0 32 22
Slovan Liberec 1957 3 1 0 1 0
FC Zbrojovka Brno 1957 4 4 2 4 2
Career total 419 641 42 82 32 58 493 781
  1. The club was known as Sokol Škoda by 1952.

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Austria 1933 2 1
1934 6 5
1935 5 3
1936 6 5
Total 19 14
Czechoslovakia 1938 6 8
1947 4 4
1948 2 0
1949 2 0
Total 14 12
Bohemia and Moravia 1939 1 3
Total 1 3
Career total 34 29
Scores and results list Austria's, Czechoslovakia's and Bohemia and Moravia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Bican goal.
List of international goals scored by Josef Bican
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
Austria goals[3]
1 10 December 1933 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 11 February 1934 Charmilles Stadium, Geneva, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–0 3–2 1933–35 Dr. Gero Cup
3 3–2
4 15 April 1934 Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna, Austria  Hungary 4–2 5–2 Friendly
5 5–2
6 27 May 1934 Stadio Benito Mussolini, Turin, Italy  France 3–1 3–2 1934 FIFA World Cup
7 6 October 1935 Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria  Hungary 1–1 4–4 1933–35 Dr. Gero Cup
8 2–2
9 3–4
10 19 January 1936 Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid, Madrid, Spain  Spain 3–3 5–4 Friendly
11 26 January 1936 Campo da Constituição, Porto, Portugal  Portugal 3–1 3–2 Friendly
12 22 March 1936 Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria  Czechoslovakia 1–1 1–1 1936–37 Dr. Gero Cup
13 5 April 1936 Praterstadion, Vienna, Austria  Hungary 1–1 3–5 Friendly
14 2–3
Czechoslovakia goals[4][3]
1 7 August 1938 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden 2–0 6–2 Friendly
2 3–0
3 5–2
4 28 August 1938 Stadion Concordije, Zagreb, Kingdom of Yugoslavia  Yugoslavia 2–0 3–1 1937–38 Eduard Benes Cup[5]
5 4 December 1938 AC Sparta Stadion, Prague, Czechoslovakia  Romania 1–2 6–2 1937-38 Eduard Benes Cup
6 3–2
7 4–2
8 6–2
9 11 May 1947 AC Sparta Stadion, Prague, Czechoslovakia  Yugoslavia 1–0 3–1 Friendly
10 3–1
11 31 August 1947 AC Sparta Stadion, Prague, Czechoslovakia  Poland 1–0 6–3 Friendly
12 2–0
Bohemia and Moravia goals[4][3]
1 12 November 1939 Hermann Göring Stadium, Wroclaw, Nazi Germany  Germany 1–0 4–4 Friendly
2 3–0
3 4–2

Honours[change | change source]

Titles[change | change source]

  • 1 × Mitropa Cup: 1938 (Slavia Prag)
  • 3 × Austrian Champion: 1934–35 (Rapid Wien), 1935–36, 1936–37 (Admira Wien)
  • 4 × Czech champion: 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943
  • 1 × Czechoslovak champion: 1946–47 (Slavia Prag)
  • 2 × Czech Cup: 1940–41, 1941–42, (Slavia Prag), 1944–45

References[change | change source]

  1. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Josef Bican (Player)". national-football-teams.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2022. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
  2. Rapid Wien Archived 20 January 2021 at the Wayback Machine - Slavia Praha Archived 28 April 2021 at the Wayback Machine - HistoricalLineups Archived 26 November 2020 at the Wayback Machine - IFFHS - Český a československý fotbal - RSSSF - Bican data Archived 11 July 2022 at the Wayback Machine - ARFTS- - ARFTS3 - ARFSH Archived 15 July 2019 at the Wayback Machine - ARFSH2 Archived 5 July 2021 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Josef Bican - International Goals". RSSSF. 20 May 2017. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Josef Bican at FAČR (in Czech)
  5. "Eduard Benes' Cup 1937/38". RSSSF. 21 May 2022. Archived from the original on 14 April 2023. Retrieved 28 January 2021.