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Josef Pecanka

Full name: Josef Pecanka
Nickname(s): Sepperl
Gender: Male
Born: April 7, 1925 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: July 28, 2015 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: Post SV, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Hockey

Related Olympians: Father of Brigitta Pecanka; Father of Eleonore Pecanka; Brother of Robert Pecanka.

Biography

Josef Pecanka played hockey (field) for Austria at the 1952 Olympic Games, alongside his brother, [Robert Pecanka]. Josef, Robert, and another brother, Alois, dominated hockey in Austria for several years. Josef Pecanka also played football with Simmeringer AC, and later became a coach, leading the Austrian women’s hockey team at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. In 1982 he led the Austrian women’s junior team to the European Junior title, led by two of his daughters, Elli and Gitti. Pecanka also coached football, leading Wien Austria to the Austrian Cup title in 1974, and Rapid Wien to the same title in 1976. He was also known as one of the inventors and pioneers of indoor hockey (field).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Men's Hockey Austria AUT 5T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Austria AUT Final Standings 5T 1952-07-15 4 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1952-07-17 IND 4, AUT 0 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Austria AUT Consolation Round: Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1952-07-23 GER 2, AUT 1 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Austria AUT Consolation Round: Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-21 AUT 2, ITA 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Hockey Austria AUT Round One Match #1 1 1952-07-15 AUT 2, SUI 1 0
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