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Ladislav Petráš

Ladislav Petráš
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-12-01) 1 December 1946 (age 77)
Place of birth Prievidza-Necpaly, Czechoslovakia
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Baník Prievidza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Baník Prievidza
1968–1969 Dukla Banská Bystrica 21 (20)
1969–1980 Inter Bratislava 218 (65)
1980 Favoritner AC
1980-1985 SK Vorwärts Steyr
International career
1969–1977 Czechoslovakia 19 (6)
Managerial career
2006 Slovakia U21
Medal record
Representing  Czechoslovakia
UEFA European Championship
Winner 1976 Yugoslavia
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ladislav Petráš (born 1 December 1946) is a former Slovak football player. He played 19 matches for Czechoslovakia national team and scored six goals. Petráš was a participant at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, where he played three matches and scored two goals. Petráš also took part in the Euro 1976, where his team won the tournament.[1] After scoring Czechoslovakia's only goal against Brazil, Petráš celebrated kneeling and doing the sign of the cross, demonstrating his Catholic faith in defiance against the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, which was contrary to any religious belief. Petras continues to be a Roman Catholic.[2][3] In the second match of the tournament, Petráš scored the first goal of the match against Romania at the 4th minute.[4]

Domestically Petráš played for Dukla Banská Bystrica and later for Inter Bratislava.


  1. ^ Olhar Crônico Esportivo » Cenas inesquecíveis – 1970 e 2010 » Arquivo. (28 November 2015). Retrieved on 2016-07-22.
  2. ^ Sabino, Alex; Rodrigues, Bruno (2 June 2020). "Rival que celebrou com sinal da cruz em 1970 deixou 'legado' no Brasil". Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  3. ^ Midiaeducação – Memórias da Copa de 70 e dos álbuns de figurinhas. (20 June 2014). Retrieved on 2016-07-22.
  4. ^ "Vittek najlepším slovenským strelcom na MS". (in Slovak). 28 June 2010.

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