Ladislav Pavlovič debuted in Tatran Prešov as an attacker. His dizzying career started by accident. In 1948, he played with his brother Rudo for the first time in the adult team of the "A-class" in Prešov, he got that chance because players were missing, in the soccer match against Levoča. In the period from 1948 to May 11, 1966 he played 347 matches in the 1st league for Tatran Prešov and the Red Star Bratislava (during 2 years of his basic military service) scoring impressive 164 goals. He actively played ice hockey for Prešov as well.