Josef Černý - Born October 18, 1939 in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem, Bohemia and Moravia (Czechoslovakia) is a retired Czech ice Hockey left winger and coach.
1st Czech player to score 400 goals in league play.
Černý played for 21 league seasons, scoring 409 goals, 230 assists (639 points) in 686 games. Top scorer in 1964 (44 goals) and 1970 (32 goals).
His milestone goal of 400 came during the 1976-77 season while playing with Zetor Brno.
Černý was a member of the famous scoring line at Rudá Hvēzda (Red Star) Brno: Josef Černý (LW) – František Vaněk (C) – Rudolf Scheuer (RW) and at ZKL Brno.
Černý was team captain at ZKL Brno from 1969 to 1973.
- Czechoslovak Extraliga Champion 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966.
- IIHF European Cup Champion 1966, 1967, 1968
Černý played for the Czech National team in 210 games, scoring 75 goals.
- Winter Olympics Silver Medal Winner 1972.
- Winter Olympics Bronze Medal Winner 1964, 1968. (1964 Olympic All-Star Team)
- World Ice Hockey Championships Silver Medal Winner 1961, 1965, 1966, 1971.
- World Ice Hockey Bronze Medal Winner 1959, 1963, 1969, 1970.
Černý was captain of the national team at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Was asked to participate in the 1972 World Championships but declined. The reason was that during the 1972 Olympics, the Soviets wanted to strike a deal with the Czechoslovaks about playing to a draw in order for the Soviets to win the gold medal. Černý as the captain refused and promised to never play for the national team again.
After his final season in 1979, as a player coach with ATSE Graz in Austria, Černý would focus on coaching for the next 18 years, focusing most of those seasons coaching teams in Brno, Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic.
Josef Černý was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2007.
Josef Černý was inducted in the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.