Czech hockey mourns. A member of the Hall of Fame of the Kladno club Rys died

“He died after a short illness,” Miroslav Ryse, a twelve-year younger brother of Lubomír, also a former Kladno hockey player, told Kladno’s club website.

In hockey, Miroslav Rys won two club titles in the Czechoslovak highest competition at the club level. In the year 1954/55 he played only three matches for the Red Star Brno (today’s Kometa), but he was still a member of the championship team.

After returning to his native Kladno, he helped his parent team to advance to the league and subsequently won it with him in 1959. He started 301 matches for Kladno, scored 153 goals and is a member of the Club Hall of Fame.

However, Lynx was a sporting amphibian and, in addition to hockey, he also played football at the top level. In eight seasons, he played almost 200 matches as a defender or midfielder in the first-league Kladno.

After the occupation in 1968, he emigrated to the United States, where he continued to play football for the Sparta Chicago team, which he later led as coach and later became its president. He returned home five years after the Velvet Revolution.

Miroslav Rys together with the legendary Brazilian football player Pelém.


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