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Adam Svoboda
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Svoboda in December 2011
Born (1978-01-26)26 January 1978
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Died 7 May 2019(2019-05-07) (aged 41)
Pardubice, Czech Republic
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for HC Sparta Praha
HC Pardubice
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
HC Lada Togliatti
Timrå IK
HC Slavia Praha
Avangard Omsk
HC Plzeň
HC Hradec Králové
Beibarys Atyrau
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Playing career 1996–2017

Adam Svoboda (26 January 1978 – 7 May 2019) was a Czech ice hockey goaltender and coach.

Club career

Svoboda began his professional career with HC Sparta Praha, starting in 25 games for the club throughout the 1996-97 Czech Extraliga season. He spent the next few years in Pardubice, before leaving for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers in 2004. After brief stints in Russia and Sweden, he returned to the Czech Extraliga at the end of the 2005-06 season.

Svoboda won his first Extraliga title in 2008 with HC Slavia Praha, and later a second one five years later, this time as a member of the HC Škoda Plzeň. He retired at the age of 39 in 2017, spending the final season of his career in Kazakhstan.


Svoboda was a part of the Czech national team at four different IIHF World Championships, taking home the gold in 2005 and a silver medal a year later. Throughout his career, he also represented his country at numerous smaller international tournaments, including the Euro Hockey Tour.


Svoboda was found dead by police on 7 May 2019. ..... He was 41 years old.

A few months prior to his passing, Svoboda was fired from his coaching job with the Czech national under-18 team after he crashed his car while driving under the influence.

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