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Vladimír Nadrchal

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVladimír•Nadrchal
Used nameVladimír•Nadrchal
Nick/petnamesNaco
Born4 March 1938 in Pardubice (CZE)
Measurements172 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsKometa Brno, Brno (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

One of the world’s top goalies in the late 1950s and 1960s, Vladimír Nadrchal joined HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice in 1950 and played with them through 1957, when he moved to Brno, playing with that team, which had several names, through the 1974-75 season. He ended his career after two seasons with TJ Železárny Prostějov, retiring after 1976. With Brno, he won eight Czech League titles (1958, 1960-66). Nadrchal was the first Czech goalie to wear a mask. At the international level, Nadrchal played at two Winter Olympics (1964, 1968), winning a silver medal in 1968 and a bronze medal in 1964. He competed at five World Championships, in 1958-59, 1961, 1965, and 1967, winning silvers in 1961 and 1965 and a bronze medal in 1959. In 1958 Nadrchal was chosen as the best goaltender at the Worlds.

Results

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

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