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Richard Farda

Full name: Richard Farda
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: November 8, 1945 in Brno, Jihomoravský kraj , Czech Republic
Affiliations: ZSC Lions, Zürich (SUI)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com

Biography

Richard Farda was one of the first Czechoslovaks to skate professionally in North America. A right winger, he was drafted as a free agent by the Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1974, and played for them from 1974-76, and then moved with them to Alabama, playing with the Birmingham Bulls in the 1976-77 season. His club career in Czechoslovakia started in 1962 with ZJS Spartak Brno and he later played for HC Dukla Jihlava (1963-65), TJ ZKL Brno (1965-74), before moving to Switzerland after his North American stint, playing for Génève-Servette HC in 1977-78, ZSC Zürcher from 1978-82, and finishing his career with a single season (1984-85) with Ilnau in the 3rd division of Swiss hockey. A top scorer in Europe, he played in over 640 games, with over 330 goals and 660 points – records are not complete for his early years.

In addition to his bronze medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics, Farda skated for Czechoslovakia at six World Championships, consecutively from 1969-74, winning a gold medal in 1972, silver medals in 1971 and 1974, and bronze medals in 1970 and 1973.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Standings 3 1972-02-03 1 5 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #2 1 1972-02-05 TCH 14, POL 1 1 2 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #5 2 1972-02-07 USA 5, TCH 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #7 1 1972-02-08 TCH 7, FIN 1 0 2 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #12 1 1972-02-10 TCH 2, SWE 1 0 0 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Final Round Match #15 2 1972-02-13 URS 5, TCH 2 0 1 0
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Ice Hockey Czechoslovakia TCH Qualifying Round Match #1 1 1972-02-03 TCH 8, JPN 2 0 0 0