František Cipro dies at 75

Slavia are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player and manager František Cipro.

František Cipro died on 7 February 2023, at the age of 75, after long illness.

Cipro started to 501 games for the Red-Whites as a player, he captained the team on many occasions. Highlight of his career was the 1974 Czech Cup win.

He later became Slavia manager three times. His first spell was the most successful leading the team to the 1996 Czech title ending thus the 49-year-long drought. In the same season Slavia also qualified for the UEFA Cup semi-finals, a year later won the Czech FA Cup.

He became Slavia manager for the second time between 1999 and 2000 and in 2010 for the third time. He also served as head of scouting at the same time.

František Cipro visited Slavia games regularly and was a frequent guest at Fortuna Arena.

Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and friends.



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