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In 1927 a Czechoslovakian Team, called "Bohemians"  toured Australia.
I read in http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/Socceroo/1927B.html that::
a. they were a Club Side
b. they played 5 (five) matches, in total, against Australia NT and Australia XI.

Were they the "Bohemians 1905" (at that time : "Bohemians AFK Vrsovice") Club Team or a Czechoslovakian XI Selection?
Did they play other Matches, in addition to the five, and did they play also in New Zealand? 

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May 31 13 8:22 AM

nfm24 wrote:
They played other matches in Australia vs state/city teams. I don't think they went to NZ but perhaps. You may also ask whether they visited any other places en route.
The Australian library has good digitized newspapers for this period:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/search?adv=y
         Thanks for your information.
          But what about "Bohemians" ?  Were they a Club Team or a Czechoslovakian Selection?

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May 31 13 1:07 PM

Sigma wrote:

Also, if anyone has any questions about Czechoslovakian football (from the senior team, to the youth, to women's football)... just ask.
May be in your books you could find some information about "Bohemians" tour to Australia in 1927. Were they a Club Team or a Selection?

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May 31 13 1:41 PM

Giampaolo wrote:
Sigma wrote:

Also, if anyone has any questions about Czechoslovakian football (from the senior team, to the youth, to women's football)... just ask.
May be in your books you could find some information about "Bohemians" tour to Australia in 1927. Were they a Club Team or a Selection?

I've just found the answer: it was the "Bohemians 1905" Club Side.
From Wikipedia:  "The best known player from Bohemians' history is Antonín Panenka. Bohemians' mascot is a kangaroo, the legacy of a 1927 tour of Australia. Following the tour, the club was awarded two live kangaroos, which they donated to the Prague Zoo."
Sorry.

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Jun 1 13 12:40 AM

Bohemians Praha and Bohemians Praha 1905 both played in the same division (Czech 2nd League) in 2012-13. Bohemians Praha 1905 are currently 2nd and will play next season in the top league. Coincidentally, tomorrow (Saturday) - Bohemians Praha v Bohemians Praha 1905. Earlier in the season, the teams drew 0-0 at Bohemians Praha 1905.

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Jun 1 13 1:45 PM

I just bought two more used Czechoslovakian football history books.  One says that the touring side was AFK Vrsovice, and the other says it was AFK Vrsovice playing under the name of Bohemians.  There is an article about the trip, costs, full line up etc, but I have to sit down to translate it.  All the scores are listed, but I see those are already provided. :)

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Nov 30 13 2:56 AM

FYI an expanded file on this tour has been sent to RSSSF, copy below.


Bohemians AFK Vršovice (Praha) Tour of Australia 1927

Prague-based club Bohemians AFK Vršovice (currently known as Bohemians 1905) toured Australia in 1927, playing three 'Test matches'
against Australia's national team and two matches against an Australian XI, along with regional tour matches vs State and regional
representative teams.  The two goalkeepers were guest players: Kulda from Rapid Vinohrady and Šejbl from Bubeneč.  The team was generally
referred to as simply 'the Czechoslovakian team' by the Australian media.  The team was presented with two wallabies as a gift from the
Queensland Government; since this tour the club's crest features a wallaby (although it is often interpreted as a kangaroo).


Squad:
 Leader:      Zdeněk Kalina
 Manager:     Zdislav Práger
 Goalkeepers: Antonín Kulda, Josef Šejbl
 Full-backs:  František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar, František Kučera
 Half-backs:  František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [captain], Jaroslav Průšek
 Forwards:    Jan Eisner, Jaroslav Hybš-Javornický, Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek,
              Oldřich Havlín, Václav Rubeš, Antonín Mašat, František Špic.

Results

[en route]
23.04.1927  Colombo      British Army XI            2-4   Bohemians

[in Australia]
05.05.1927  Perth        Western Australia          3-11  Bohemians
07.05.1927  Perth        Western Australia          4-6   Bohemians
11.05.1927  Adelaide     South Australia            1-11  Bohemians
14.05.1927  Adelaide     Australia XI               1-2   Bohemians
18.05.1927  Melbourne    Victoria                   0-1   Bohemians
21.05.1927  Melbourne    Australia XI               1-4   Bohemians
25.05.1927  Wagga Wagga  Southern Districts XI      0-9   Bohemians
28.05.1927  Sydney       New South Wales            5-4   Bohemians
01.06.1927  Woonona      South Coast XI             1-2   Bohemians
04.06.1927  Newcastle    Northern District XI       3-4   Bohemians
06.06.1927  Sydney       Australia                  4-6   Bohemians
08.06.1927  Cessnock     South Maitland XI          3-1   Bohemians
11.06.1927  Brisbane     Queensland                 3-2   Bohemians
15.06.1927  Ipswich      Ipswich & West Moreton XI  3-5   Bohemians
18.06.1927  Brisbane     Australia                  5-5   Bohemians
21.06.1927  Newcastle    Newcastle XI               5-2   Bohemians
23.06.1927  Sydney       Metropolis XI              3-5   Bohemians
25.06.1927  Sydney       Australia                  4-4   Bohemians
02.07.1927  Fremantle    Western Australia          2-3   Bohemians


Details:

23.04.1927  Colombo      British Army XI  2-4  Bohemians  [HT 2-1]
  Note: the home team was also mentioned as a Ceylon Representative side in some reports.

05.05.1927  Perth        Western Australia  3-11  Bohemians  [HT 1-6]
  Perth Oval, 2000
  [Warden (1-6), J.Gordon 50', Conduit 85' / Mašat 5' (0-4) 30' 32', Wimmer 8' (0-3) (2-9), Havlín 48', Knížek 52' (2-11), Špic (2-10)]
  W.Australia: A.Kirk; Ernie Nicholls, J.Eaton; Andy Gordon, Jock Warden [c], George MacKenzie;
               H.Bubb, W.Dando, James Gordon, Jack Conduit, Ben Newell.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Referee: Mr Kaye-Perrin.

07.05.1927  Perth        Western Australia  4-6  Bohemians  [HT 2-3]
  Cottesloe Oval, 5000
  [Johnson (1-2), Conduit (2-2), J.Gordon (3-4) (4-6) / Rubeš 8' (0-2), Mašat (2-3) 46' (3-6), Eisner (3-5)]
  W.Australia: Alexander Marr; Ernie Nicholls, J.McIntosh; Andy Gordon [c], H.Johnson, George MacKenzie;
               Eric Wilderspin, Tom Guthrie, Jim Gordon, Jack Conduit, Ben Newell.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, František Kučera; František Hoffmann, Jan Eisner, Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Václav Rubeš, František Špic.
  Referee: R.S.Pepworth.

11.05.1927  Adelaide     South Australia  1-11  Bohemians  [HT 1-3]
  Jubilee Oval
  [P.Robertson (1-2) / Mašat (0-1) (1-5) (1-8), Knížek (0-2) (1-6) (1-7), Rubeš (1-3) (1-4), ? (1-9), ? (1-10), ? (1-11)]
  S.Australia: C.Stratton; A.Jamieson, W.Ramsey; D.Rennie, J.Gore, C.Deacon;
               W.Bell, P.Robertson, G.Stirling, W.Taylor, G.Kinsman.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Václav Rubeš, František Špic.
  Referee: Mr Flowers.
  Note: Šejbl saved a penalty from Gore with the score at 1-7.

14.05.1927  Adelaide     Australia XI  1-2  Bohemians  [HT 1-1]
  Jubilee Oval
  [P.Robertson (1-1) / Jan Knížek (0-1), František Hoffmann (1-2) pen]
  Australia XI: Ralph Barons; J.Mitchell, W.Ramsey; G.Anderson, J.Gore, C.Deacon;
                Stan Bourke, P.Robertson, W.Lawrence, John Orr, Roy McNaughton.
  Bohemians: Antonín Kulda; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Referee: W.Ashworth.

18.05.1927  Melbourne    Victoria  0-1  Bohemians  [HT 0-1]
  Melbourne Cricket Ground
  [Wimmer (0-1)]
  Victoria: H.Bingham; Beats, Willis; Charlie O'Connor, Calderwood, T.Bristow;
            Schenfelberger, T.Thompson, Lawrence, John Orr, Ogilvy.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Jaroslav Hybš, Václav Rubeš, František Špic.
  Referee: Mr Fraser.

21.05.1927  Melbourne    Australia XI  1-4  Bohemians  [HT 0-1]
  Melbourne Cricket Ground
  [John Orr (1-2) / František Hoffmann (0-1), Jan Knížek (0-2) (1-3) (1-4)]
  Australia XI: H.Bingham; Beats, Willis; Charlie O'Connor, Calderwood, T.Bristow;
                Schenfelberger, T.Thompson, Stan Bourke, John Orr, Roy McNaughton.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Oldřich Havlín, Antonín Mašat, František Špic.

25.05.1927  Wagga Wagga  Southern Districts XI  0-9  Bohemians  [HT 0-2]
  Wagga Wagga Cricket Ground, 500
  [Eisner, Knížek x2, Wimmer (0-9), 5 missing]
  Bohemians: ?; ?, ?; Antonín Kašpar, Jan Eisner, Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, ?, František Špic, Václav Rubeš.

28.05.1927  Sydney       New South Wales  5-4  Bohemians  [HT 3-2]
  Agricultural Showground, 20000
  [Veigel 2', Bourke (2-2), Masters (3-2), Cameron (4-3) (5-3) / Mašat (1-1), Hoffman (1-2) (5-4) pen, Havlín (3-3)]
  New South Wales: Ted Atchison; Arch Harris, Jim Crum; Frank Coolahan, Gilbert Storey, Harry Spurway;
                   Stan Bourke, Alex Cameron, James 'Judy' Masters [c], Arthur 'Bulgie' Veigel, Roy McNaughton.
  Bohemians: Antonín Kulda (Josef Šejbl); František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar (František Kučera); František Hoffmann,
             Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek; Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Referee: W.A.Wright.

01.06.1927  Woonona      South Coast XI  1-2  Bohemians  [HT 1-1]
  [Murphy (1-0) / Knížek (1-1), Havlín (1-2)]
  South Coast: W.Richardson (Woonona); W.Casley (Woonona), R.Critcher (Corrimal); E.Jarrett (Woonona), D.Ward (Balgownie), N.Cheney (Corrimal);
               G.Murphy (Corrimal), J.Suddick (Balgownie), G.Smith (Corrimal), James 'Judy' Masters (Balgownie), Arthur 'Bulgie' Veigel (Woonona).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; ?, ?; ?, ?, ?; ?, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Note: the home team was also referred to as an Illawarra XI.

04.06.1927  Newcastle    Northern District XI  3-4  Bohemians  [HT 0-1]
  Hobart Park Oval, 5000
  [Coolahan, James, 1 missing / Knížek x2, Mašat, 1 missing]
  Northern Dist.: P.Jordan (New Lambton); Arch Harris (Adamstown), Jim Beddow (Kurri Kurri); Frank Coolahan (West Wallsend),
                  R.Taylor (Cessnock), L.Bailey (Adamstown); Charles 'Wagga' James (West Wallsend), Alex Cameron (Adamstown),
                  G.Russell (Adamstown), Jackie Manion (Weston), Roy McNaughton (Cessnock).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, František Krejčí; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Referee: F.Harvey.

06.06.1927  Sydney       Australia  4-6  Bohemians  [HT 2-3]
  Royal Agricultural Showground, 25000
  [Bourke (1-1), Cameron (2-2) pen, Veigel (3-3), Masters (4-5) / Knížek (0-1), Havlín (1-2) (2-3) (3-4) (4-6), Špic (3-5)]
  Australia: Ted Atchison (N.S.W.); Jim Crum (N.S.W.), Tom Traynor (Qld); Frank Coolahan (N.S.W.), A.Calderwood (Vic.), Harry Spurway (N.S.W.);
             Stan Bourke (N.S.W.), Alex Cameron (N.S.W.), James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c], Arthur 'Bulgie' Veigel (N.S.W.), Roy McNaughton (N.S.W.).
  Bohemians; Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, František Krejčí; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, František Špic.
  Referee: A.W.Bates.

08.06.1927  Cessnock     South Maitland XI  3-1  Bohemians  [HT 1-0]
  The Extended Ground, 5000
  [Austin 10', C.Williams (2-1), Taylor (3-1) / Rubeš 50']
  S.Maitland: Bobby Austin (Cessnock); Eddie Hodge (Cessnock), Jim Beddow (Kurri); Jim Harden (Cessnock), Taylor (Cessnock), R.Kidd (Kurri);
              Jack Drinkwater (Aberdare), Roy McNaughton (Cessnock), C.Williams (Cessnock), Jock Mackay (Kurri), E.Williams (Cessnock).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, František Krejčí; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Jaroslav Hybš (Antonín Mašat), Oldřich Havlín, Václav Rubeš.
  Referee: N.Shaw.
  Note: Šejbl saved a penalty from Austin at 10', although Austin scored from the rebound.

11.06.1927  Brisbane     Queensland  3-2  Bohemians  [HT 3-1]
  Exhibition Ground, 14000
  [Cattermole 10', Clark (2-1) (3-1) / Pinc 11', Wimmer (3-2)]
  Queensland: Les Halls (Blackstone); Len Viertel (Latrobe), Tom Traynor (Shafston) [c]; Bert Murray (Latrobe),
              Angus Marshall (Thistle), Andy Park (Thistle); J.E. 'Toddy' Edwards (Blackstone), Cecil Nunn (Bundamba),
              Les Clark (Shafston), Johnny Steele (Thistle), Charlie Cattermole (Shafston).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, František Kučera; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, Václav Rubeš.
  Referee: W.E.Donnellan.

15.06.1927  Ipswich      Ipswich & West Moreton XI  3-5  Bohemians  [HT 1-1]
  North Ipswich Recreation Reserve
  [Kašpar (1-1) OG, Edwards 64' (3-5) / Rubeš (0-1), Wimmer (2-2), Hoffmann (2-3) pen, Hybš (2-4), Eisner 83']
  Ipswich: Les Halls; Oliver, R.Woolley; J.Williams [c], L.Warrell, Kitching;
           Edwards, Cecil Nunn, Kenny, Evans, Henderson.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Jan Eisner, Václav Rubeš, Jaroslav Hybš.
  Referee: A.E.Hudson.

18.06.1927  Brisbane     Australia  5-5  Bohemians  [HT 3-2]
  Exhibition Ground, 14000
  [Cameron 10' (2-0), Robertson (3-1) (4-4), Kyle 87' / Eisner (2-1) 42', Knížek (3-3) (4-5), Hybš (3-4)]
  Australia: Les Halls (Qld); Eddie Hodge (N.S.W.), Tom Traynor (Qld); Bert Murray (Qld), Angus Marshall (Qld),
             Andy Park (Qld); J.E. 'Toddy' Edwards (Qld), Alex Cameron (N.S.W.), James 'Judy' Masters (N.S.W.) [c],
             Bob Kyle (N.S.W.), Bert Robertson (N.S.W.).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Jan Eisner, Oldřich Havlín, Jaroslav Hybš.
  Referee: C.Lyst.

21.06.1927  Newcastle    Newcastle XI  5-2  Bohemians  [HT 1-1]
  Hobart Park Oval
  [Coolahan (1-0) pen, Kučera (2-1) OG, James (3-1), O'Brien (4-2), Paddocks (5-2) / Rubeš (1-1), Havlín (3-2)]
  Newcastle: J.Coutts; V.Turnbull, Arch Harris; Frank Coolahan, Clarrie Coutts, L.Bailey;
             Charles 'Wagga' James, J.O'Brien, A.Walker, Roy Paddocks, D.McLauchlan.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí (Antonín Kašpar), František Kučera; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, Václav Rubeš.
  Referee: C.Nix.

23.06.1927  Sydney       Metropolis XI  3-5  Bohemians  [HT 2-0]
  Sydney Cricket Ground No. 2, 1000
  [Brady (1-0), Hain (2-0), Bennie (3-2) / Eisner (2-1) (3-3) (3-5), Rubeš (2-2), Špic (3-4)]
  Metropolis: Harry McKissock; Jim Crum, Bill Brown; Jack Cohen, W. 'Sailor' Salvage, W.Byers;
              Joe Hain, J.Callaghan, Alec Bennie, Frank Brady, E.Waldon.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, Antonín Kašpar; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             František Špic, Jan Knížek, Jan Eisner, Oldřich Havlín, Václav Rubeš.
  Referee: J.H.Lester.

25.06.1927  Sydney       Australia  4-4  Bohemians  [HT 1-3]
  Royal Agricultural Showground, 6000
  [Clark (1-0), Hoffmann (2-3) OG, Robertson (3-4), Cameron (4-4) / Knížek (1-1) (2-4), Hodge (1-2) OG, Mašat (1-3)]
  Australia: Harry McKissock (N.S.W.); Eddie Hodge (N.S.W.), Bill Brown (N.S.W.); Bert Murray (Qld), Angus Marshall (Qld), Andy Park (Qld) [c];
             Stan Bourke (N.S.W.), Alex Cameron (N.S.W.), Les Clark (Qld), Tom Thompson (N.S.W.), Bert Robertson (N.S.W.).
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Kučera, František Krejčí; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             Jan Wimmer, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, Jaroslav Hybš (František Špic).
  Sent off: František Špic.
  Referee: A.W.Bates.

02.07.1927  Fremantle    Western Australia  2-3  Bohemians  [HT 1-2]
  Fremantle Oval, 3000
  [J.Gordon 18', Guthrie (2-3) / Mašat (1-1), Knížek (1-2), Wimmer 50']
  W.Australia: Alexander Marr; Ernie Nicholls, Sydney Hinton; Andy Gordon [c], George McKenzie, Harold Boys;
               Eric Wilderspin, Jim Gordon, Tom Guthrie, Ben Newell, Ted Jones.
  Bohemians: Josef Šejbl; František Krejčí, František Kučera; František Hoffmann, Václav Pinc [c], Jaroslav Průšek;
             František Špic, Jan Knížek, Antonín Mašat, Oldřich Havlín, Jaroslav Hybš (Jan Wimmer 46').
  Referee: G.Varley.


Sources included: various Australian newspapers, Bohemians club magazine.
Thanks to: Libor Koubek (sportovni sekretář of Bohemians)

Authors: Doug Butcher, Neil Morrison, and Giampaolo Testero.
Last updated: 30 Nov 2013


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