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Jozef Golonka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJozef•Golonka
Used nameJozef•Golonka
Born6 January 1938 in Bratislava (SVK)
Measurements174 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSlovan Bratislava, Bratislava (SVK)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Slovakia

Biography

A Slovakian, Jozef Golonka played most of his career as a center for ŠK Slovan Bratislava, joining the club in 1955 and last playing for them in 1969. He also played two seasons with HC Dukla Jihlava (1957-59), and in 1969 he left Bratislava to play for SC Riessersee in Germany for three seasons. He then finished his career in 1975 after three seasons with Lokomotiv Bučina Zvolen TJ. Golonka was a prolific scorer. Records are incomplete but for 220 documented games in his career he scored 333 goals and 483 points. Internationally he played in three Olympics, winning silver in 1968 and bronze in 1964, and also played in five World Championships (1959, 1965-67, 1969), winning a silver medal in 1965 and bronze medals in 1959 and 1969. Golonka was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH SVK Jozef Golonka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 4
1964 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH SVK Jozef Golonka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1968 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH SVK Jozef Golonka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 2 Silver

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