FWA Interview: Antonin PanenkaBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
PELE said he must either be a genius or a madman. One French journalist called him a poet. Genius, madman or poet Antonin Panenka ensured he became part of football folklore with one kick – the most audacious penalty of all-time.
As we approach the 36th anniversary of Panenka’s chip-shot that won the 1976 European Championship for Czechoslovakia his humiliation of West Germany goalkeeper Sepp Maier remains one of world football’s most memorable moments.