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Bohemian Corinthians in Russia 1910

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In 1910 a Bohemian representative side drawn from 4 clubs visited St Petersburg, Moscow and then London.  This was during a period when Bohemia (or the Czechs) were without representation in the international arena. Of the tourists Richard Veselý had represented Bohemia whilst they were recognized by FIFA (1906-08).  Inspired, no doubt, by the visits of Corinthian FC to Prague during the 1900s the team styled themselves Corinthians. When they played in London, the tourists were billed as Bohemia 
The squad was as follows- some of the players first names are not recorded.
Jan Hejda

Slavia

Schtrempel

Pardubice

Richard Veselý

Slavia

Čech

Slavia

Vopálecký

Slavia

Karel Bukovský

Slavia

Franya

Union Žižkov

Kovarchik

Union Žižkov

Josef Beneš

Novoměstský

Ladislav Medek

Slavia

Vykhanovský

Union Žižkov

Zdeněk Jahn

Slavia


15.10.10

St.Petersburg B

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15

Corinthians

St. Petersburg


Sport SK ground
16.10.10

St. Petersburg

5

4

Corinthians

18.10.10

Sport (спорт)

0

6

Corinthians

21.10.10

SKS (CKC)

1

5

Corinthians

Moscow


SKS ground
23.10.10

Moscow

1

0

Corinthians

28.10.10

AFA XI

2

1

Bohemia

London 

all dates New Style. 

Ladislav Medek is reported to have scored 14 goals in the opening match.

The Moscow team that inflicted a 1-0 defeat on the tourists was made up of 9 Britons and 2 Russians. The Russian press at the time referred to the match as an 'international'. The game attracted 3,000 spectators, and was played on a hard, frozen pitch.  Medek dislocated his shoulder.  Newman headed the Moscow goal in the 70th minute. 

Moscow XI

Whilst hailing the win as a triumph for football in Russia, contemporary reports  conceded that result flattered the victors, and that the Czechs had been over confident in their approach to the game.


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