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The Czech Republic Squad at EURO 2020

The Czech Republic was allocated to compete with England, Croatia, and Scotland in Group D at this summer's European Championship. They are tough to beat even when their football is not highly appreciated.
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1. HOW IS THE CZECH REPUBLIC SQUAD AT EURO 2020?

The Czech Republic have qualified for six consecutive European Championships, becoming the runners-up of Euro 1996 and reaching the semi-finals in 2004 incredibly. However, they were rejected from the group stage without a win in 2016.

 

To regain the former glory and to achieve new successes in this Euro 2020 tournament, the Czechs prepared themselves with a settled squad in good spirits. A strong and dependable defensive team could compensate for a lack of star power, and they always have plenty of cohesion and coordination among the players. Therefore, it will be difficult to beat them even when their football is not highly appreciated.

 

The Czech Republic was allocated to compete with England, Croatia, and Scotland in Group D at this summer's European Championship. The team defeated Scotland 2-0 in their opening game of the tournament and picked up a point in their 1-1 draw to Croatia in the second group game. Unfortunately, the they lost the England team on Tuesday 22 June at 21:00 CET. They are now the third-ranked team in Group D and are one of the four last teams going to the knockout stage.

 

The Czech Republic national team

2. WHO IS THE CZECH REPUBLIC’S COACH?

  • Full name:         Jaroslav Šilhavý
  • Date of birth:     3 November 1961
  • Place of birth:    Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
  • Positions:          Czech football manager

 

Jaroslav Šilhavý was born in Plzeň in 1961. He is a football manager and former player in the Czech Republic. 

Šilhavý made 465 top-flight appearances, scoring 25 goals, between the conclusion of the Czechoslovak First League and the start of the Czech First League. His 465 appearances in the Czech league is a league record. Tomáš Šilhavý, his son, was also a professional football player in the Czech First League.

 

As a manager,  Šilhavý led FC Slovan Liberec to victory in the Czech First League in 2011–12. He has also managed clubs in the Czech Republic's top division, including Kladno, Viktoria Plze, and Dynamo České Budějovice. In May 2016, Šilhavý took over as manager of FK Dukla Prague, signing a three-year contract. In September of the same year, he joined Slavia Prague and helped the team win the Czech First League. 

 

Coach Jaroslav Šilhavý

3. THE CZECH REPUBLIC’S FULL 26 PLAYERS AT EURO 2020

GOALKEEPERS

Tomáš Vaclík

  • Shirt Number:  1
  • Date of birth:    29 March 1989
  • Place of birth:   Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’2’’ 
  • Current Club:    Sevilla
  • Position:           Goalkeeper

 

Tomáš Vaclík is a Czech goalkeeper who now plays for Sevilla in La Liga and for the Czech Republic national team.

He started playing for Vítkovice in 2007. From 2010 to 2012, he was a player at  Viktoria Žižkov. In the following seasons, Vaclik played for Sparta Prague (2012-14) and Basel (2014-18). He had 3 titles in the Swiss Super League and 1 Swiss Cup. On 9 July 2018, he signed with Sevilla FC for a three-year contract. 

 

Vaclík was chosen to the tournament's best team after representing his country at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. In 2012, he earned his senior debut for the Czech Republic, and he was a member of the team that competed in UEFA Euro 2016 and UEFA Euro 2020.

 

Tomáš Vaclík

Aleš Mandous 

  • Shirt Number:  16
  • Date of birth:    21 April 1992 
  • Place of birth:   Nekmíř, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’1’’ 
  • Current Club:    Sigma Olomouc
  • Position:           Goalkeeper

 

Aleš Mandous is a goalkeeper for Sigma Olomouc, and for the Czech professional football team.

He started his senior career at Viktoria Plzeň in 2012. In the two following seasons, he played for  Bohemians Střížkov and  Baník Most on loan deals. From 2015 to 2018, he played for Žilina. From 2018 until now, he played for Sigma Olomouc. 

Mandous was one of 23 players called up to the national team in September 2020 after the original squad was forced to quarantine due to Coronavirus exposure.

 

Aleš Mandous

Tomáš Koubek 

  • Shirt Number:  23
  • Date of birth:    26 August 1992
  • Place of birth:   Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’6’’ 
  • Current Club:   FC Augsburg
  • Position:           Goalkeeper

 

Tomás Koubek is a goalkeeper for FC Augsburg in the Czech Republic. On April 30, 2011, Koubek made his league debut for Hradec Králové in a 2–1 victory over Mladá Boleslav. Koubek was signed by FC Augsburg for an unknown price on August 6, 2019. He also committed to the club for four years. 

Koubek was called up to the Czech Republic senior squad in October 2015 for a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against the Netherlands. He was also a member of the Czech Republic's squad at the 2016 UEFA European Championships.

 

Tomáš Koubek

DEFENDERS

Pavel Kadeřábek 

  • Shirt Number:  2
  • Date of birth:    25 April 1992 
  • Place of birth:   Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’0’’ 
  • Current Club:   1899 Hoffenheim
  • Position:           Right back

 

Pavel Kadeřábek is a Czech footballer who now represents 1899 Hoffenheim and the Czech Republic team at the international level. 

In August 2010, Kadeřábek made his first competitive appearance for Sparta Prague in a UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round. He was loaned to the Czech First League side Viktoria Žižkov. in August 2011 after previously only playing league games for Sparta's reserve team in the Czech II Liga. Together with the club, he had a Czech Cup (2013-14) and a Czech First League (2013-14). He earned a four-year contract with 1899 Hoffenheim on June 17, 2015. 

 

On May 21, 2014, Kadeábek made his national debut for the Czech Republic in a friendly match against Finland. On November 16, 2014, he scored his first goal for the Czech Republic in a 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying win over Iceland.

 

Pavel Kadeřábek

Ondřej Čelůstka 

  • Shirt Number:  3
  • Date of birth:    18 June 1989 
  • Place of birth:   Zlín, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’1’’ 
  • Current Club:   Sparta Prague
  • Position:           Defender

 

Ondřej Čelůstka is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Sparta Prague in the Czech First League. 

Čelůstka started his career at Fastav Zlín in 2007. He continued playing for Slavia Prague from 2009 to 2011 with a loan deal for Palermo in 2010. Later, he joined Trabzonspor (2011-14), Sunderland (2013-14, loan deal), 1. FC Nürnberg (2014-15) and Antalyaspor (2015-2020). After being released from Antalyaspor, Čelůstka joined Sparta Prague of the Czech First League on a free transfer on July 31, 2020.

 

Ondřej Čelůstka played for the Czech Republic in the U19 and U20 levels before being capped for the U21 18 times. He was named to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Team of the Tournament for his efforts and the whole team gained the bronze title that season. On November 15, 2013, he made his full-team debut for the Czech Republic, scoring after just three minutes in a 2–0 win over Canada.

 

Ondřej Čelůstka

Jakub Brabec 

  • Shirt Number:  4
  • Date of birth:    6 August 1992
  • Place of birth:   Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              6’1’’ 
  • Current Club:   Viktoria Plzeň
  • Position:           Center-back

 

Jakub Brabec is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays for Viktoria Plzeň as a center or right defender. 

He made his senior game debut for Viktoria Žižkov in 2008. Three years later, he played for Sparta Prague but spent the most time at Sparta Prague II(2011-12) and Zbrojovka Brno (2012-13) on loan deals. He confirmed to play for Genk from 2016 to 2019 and also played for  Çaykur Rizespor and Viktoria Plzeň following loans in the last season being there. Since 2019, he has been a defender of Viktoria Plzeň playing in the Czech First League. 

 

Jakub Brabec

Vladimír Coufal 

  • Shirt Number:  5
  • Date of birth:    22 August 1992
  • Place of birth:   Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              5’10’’ 
  • Current Club:   West Ham United
  • Position:           Right back

 

Vladimír Coufal is a Czech professional footballer who now plays as a defender for West Ham United in the Premier League and for the Czech Republic national team. He has previously played for Hlučín (2010-2012), Opava(2012, loan deal), Slovan Liberec (2012-2018), and Slavia Prague (2018-2020).

 

Coufal signed a three-year contract with West Ham United on October 2, 2020, for a sum of £5.4 million, reuniting with fellow Czech and former Slavia Prague teammate Tomá Souek. On October 4, 2020, he made his West Ham debut in a 3–0 win over Leicester City. On November 11, 2017, he made his national team debut against Qatar in a friendly match.

 

Vladimír Coufal

Tomáš Kalas 

  • Shirt Number:  6
  • Date of birth:    15 May 1993
  • Place of birth:   Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’3’’ 
  • Current Club:    Bristol City
  • Position:           Right back, Center back

 

Tomáš Kalas is a professional footballer from the Czech Republic who currently plays for and captained Bristol City. He is primarily a right-back but has occasionally played as a center-back.

Kalas began his career with Sigma Olomouc before joining Chelsea in 2010 on a reputed £5.2 million fee. Then, he spent the majority of his time at Sigma (2010-11), then at Vitesse Arnhem(2011-2013), 1. FC Köln (2014-2015), Middlesbrough (2015-2016), Fulham (2016-2018), and Bristol City (2018-2019) on loans. Following his impressive loan stay, Kalas has been signed permanently by Bristol City for a club-record sum of over £8 million. He agreed to a four-year contract that will run till 2024. On September 12, 2020, he scored his first goal for Bristol City in a 2-1 win over Coventry City.

 

On 14 November 2012, Kalas made his senior debut in a 3–0 friendly triumph over Slovakia at his hometown's Andrův stadion, replacing David Limbersk in the 74th minute. Kalas was a member of the squad during the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and he is now part of the Euro 2020 group of 26 players.

 

Tomáš Kalas

Tomáš Holeš 

  • Shirt Number:  9
  • Date of birth:    31 March 1993
  • Place of birth:   Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic
  • Height:              5’11’’ 
  • Current Club:    Slavia Prague
  • Position:           Right back

 

Tomáš Holeš is a defender from the Czech Republic. In the Fortuna Liga, he presently plays for Slavia Prague.

He first played at Hradec Králové from 2012 to 2018. He joined Jablonec in the two seasons 92017-28 and 2018-19). Since 2019, Holeš has played for Slavia Prague. Together with the club, he won 2 Czech First League titles (2019-20 and 2020-21). 

Holeš has represented the Czech Republic U21 in international football. On September 7, 2020, he made his full international debut in a UEFA Nations League match against Scotland, playing the entire 90 minutes as the Czech Republic lost 1-2.

 

Tomáš Holeš

David Zima

  • Shirt Number:  17
  • Date of birth:    8 November 2000
  • Place of birth:   Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’3’’ 
  • Current Club:    Slavia Prague
  • Position:            Defender

 

David Zima is a professional footballer from the Czech Republic who currently plays as a defender for Slavia Prague in the Czech First League. 

In the 2019-20 season, Zima started his senior career at Sigma Olomouc at the age of 19. on February 1, 2020, Zima played for Slavia Prague on a loan deal from Sigma Olomouc, for the duration of the season, with the possibility of making the move permanent. 

On March 24, 2021, he made his debut for the Czech Republic national football team in a World Cup qualifier against Estonia.

 

David Zima

Jan Bořil 

  • Shirt Number:  18
  • Date of birth:    11 January 1991
  • Place of birth:   Nymburk, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              5’9’’ 
  • Current Club:    Slavia Prague
  • Position:            Left-back

 

Jan Bořil is a Czech footballer who now plays as a left-back for Slavia Prague in the Czech First League. 

Bořil began his senior career with Mladá Boleslav in 2009 and played for Viktoria Žižkov on a loan deal in the 2010-11 season. After 7 dedicating years, he moved to Slavia Prague in 2016 and gained many titles named 3 Czech First League titles (2016-17, 2018-19, 2019-20) and 2 Czech Cups (2017-18 and 2018-19). In a World Cup qualifier against Germany on September 1, 2017, he made his debut for the Czech Republic national team.

 

Jan Bořil

Aleš Matějů

  • Shirt Number:  22
  • Date of birth:    3 June 1996
  • Place of birth:   Příbram, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’0’’ 
  • Current Club:    Brescia
  • Position:           Right back

 

Aleš Matějů is a defender for the Italian Serie A club, Brescia. He has previously played for Příbram(2014-15), Viktoria Plzeň (2015-2017), and Brighton & Hove Albion (2017-2018), as well as representing his country at all levels of youth football.

After spending the 2018-29 season on loan to Brescia and helping them win the Serie B, Matějů signed a permanent contract for an undisclosed fee.

He competed for the Czech Republic at all levels of youth competition, from under-16 to under-21. On October 7, 2020, he made his national team debut in a friendly against Cyprus.

 

Aleš Matějů

MIDFIELDERS

Antonín Barák 

  • Shirt Number:  7
  • Date of birth:    3 December 1994
  • Place of birth:  Příbram, Czech Republic
  • Height:             6’3’’ 
  • Current Club:   Hellas Verona (on loan from Udinese FC)
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Antonín Barák is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A, on loan from Udinese, as well as the Czech Republic national team.

On 1 June 2013, Barák made his league debut for 1. FK Příbram in a 1–1 away tie at Slovan Liberec in the Czech First League. In December 2015,  he signed a contract with Czech First League team SK Slavia Prague until June 2019. Slavia declared on January 31, 2017, that he had signed for Udinese Calcio for a cost of €3 million, but that the transfer would take place after the season ended. He was loaned to Serie A club Lecce on January 29, 2020. and then to Hellas Verona on September 17, 2020. If certain performance conditions are reached, Verona will be obligated to acquire his rights.

 

In November 2016, Barák was called up to the Czech national team for the first time to face Norway and Denmark. On November 15, he scored his first goal in a match against Denmark.

 

Antonín Barák

Vladimír Darida 

  • Shirt Number:  8
  • Date of birth:    8 August 1990
  • Place of birth:   Plzeň, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              5’8’’ 
  • Current Club:   Hertha BSC
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Vladimír Darida is a Czech footballer who now plays for Hertha BSC in Germany and for the Czech Republic national team. 

Darida started his career with Viktoria Plzeň in 2010. Together with the team, he won 2 Gambrinus Liga titles (2010-11; 2012-13), 1 Czech cup (2009-2010), and 1 Czech Supercup (2011). He also played for Sokolov in 2011 on a loan deal. From 2013 to 2015, he joined SC Freiburg. Since 2015, Hertha BSC has become his home club. 

 

On May 28, 2012, it was confirmed that Darida would be named to the Czech Republic's Euro 2012 team. He came in to replace Daniel Pudil, who was injured. He won his second cap, his first in an official tournament, in the quarter-final match against Portugal (Euro 2012), starting in place of the injured Tomá Rosick.

 

Vladimír Darida

Lukáš Masopust 

  • Shirt Number:  12
  • Date of birth:    12 February 1993
  • Place of birth:   Božejov, Czech Republic
  • Height:             5’10’’ 
  • Current Club:   Slavia Prague
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Lukáš Masopust is a Czech footballer who presently represents both the Czech Republic and Slavia Prague in the Czech First League.

Masopust had played for Vysočina Jihlava (2012-2015) and Jablonec (2015-2018) before moving to Slavia Prague on a three and a half year contract on 18 December 2018. Here, he won 3 consecutive Czech First League titles (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21) and 2 Czech Cups (2018-19, 2020-21). On March 26, 2018, he made his Czech Republic national team debut in a friendly against China.

 

Lukáš Masopust

Petr Ševčík 

  • Shirt Number:  13
  • Date of birth:    4 May 1994
  • Place of birth:   Jeseník, Czech Republic
  • Height:              5’8’’ 
  • Current Club:   Slavia Prague
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Petr Ševčík is a professional footballer from the Czech Republic who currently plays for Slavia Prague. 

Ševčík started his first two career years for Sigma Olomouc from 2014 to 2016 and for  Opava (2014-15) on a loan deal. In the following three seasons, he signed for Slovan Liberec He joined Slavia Prague in January 2019 and played for the team until now. 

On November 14, 2019, he made his national team debut against Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualification. In the 76th minute, he replaced Luká Masopust.

 

Petr Ševčík

Jakub Jankto 

  • Shirt Number:  14
  • Date of birth:    19 January 1996 
  • Place of birth:   Prague, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’0’’ 
  • Current Club:   Sampdoria
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Jakub Jankto is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays for Sampdoria in Serie A and for the Czech Republic national team. 

 

Jankto joined Udinese in 2014 for a reported €700,000 fee from Slavia Prague. In 2015, he was loaned to Serie B side Ascoli after failing to make his competitive debut for the team. On September 15, 2015, he made his competitive debut for Ascoli in a 1–0 home win over Virtus Entella in Serie B. On July 6, 2018, Sampdoria confirmed that Jankto has signed a loan deal with the club, with a €15 million option to make the move permanent. He made his Sampdoria debut in a 1–0 Coppa Italia win over Viterbese on August 12, 2018. Later, Sampdoria made the move permanent.

 

Jakub Jankto

Tomáš Souček 

  • Shirt Number:  15
  • Date of birth:    27 February 1995
  • Place of birth:   Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’4’’ 
  • Current Club:   West Ham United
  • Position:           Defensive midfielder

 

Tomáš Souček is a Czech professional footballer who now plays for Premier League club West Ham United and the Czech Republic national team as a defensive midfielder.

 

Souček joined Slavia Prague's youth team when he was ten years old. He tried out for two second-tier clubs, Frýdek-Místek and Vlašim, but neither of them was interested in signing him. Souček made his league debut on March 8, 2015, in Viktoria Žižkov's 1–2 home loss to  FC Fastav Zlín in the Czech National Football League.

However, Souček established himself as one of the best midfielders of Slavia Prague. He helped the team to win 2 Czech First League titles and 2 Czech Cups. In the 2018-19 season, he was awarded the Czech First League Player of the Year. Soucek’s contract with Slavia Prague was extended until 2024 on June 17, 2019.

 

Souek then joined Premier League side West Ham United on a loan agreement until the end of the 2019–20 season on 29 January 2020, with the option to make the move permanent in the summer. With his impressive performances, West Ham announced the permanent signing of Souček for a sum of roughly €21 million (£19 million) on a four-year contract on July 24, 2020. At the end of the 2020-21 season, he was named as joint top scorer, with Michail Antonio, both having scored 10 goals. 

 

Souček made his senior team debut on November 15, 2016, in a friendly match against Denmark, after representing the Czech Republic in many youth levels. He also scored a hat-trick in a 6–2 World Cup qualifying triumph over Estonia on March 24, 2021.

 

Tomáš Souček is known as the key player of the Czech Republic national team in this summer’s Euro tournament. He has established himself as a dynamic box-to-box midfielder who can play both defensive and attacking positions. Thanks to his 6 ft 4 in height, he is also noted for his powerful physical presence. José Mourinho compared him to Marouane Fellaini because of his set-piece heading skill. 

 

Tomáš Souček

Alex Král 

  • Shirt Number:  21
  • Date of birth:    19 May 1998 
  • Place of birth:   Košice, Slovakia
  • Height:              6’1’’ 
  • Current Club:   FC Spartak Moscow
  • Position:           Defensive midfielder

 

Alex Král is a Czech footballer who currently plays for FC Spartak Moscow. 

He started his senior career for Teplice in 2019. After two years, he signed a four-year contract with Slavia Prague. However, on 1 September 2019, he signed a new five-year agreement with the Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow. 

Král made his national team debut for the Czech Republic on March 26, 2019, in a friendly against Brazil, replacing David Pavelka in the 69th minute. 

 

Alex Král

Jakub Pešek 

  • Shirt Number:  25
  • Date of birth:    24 June 1993
  • Place of birth:   Chrudim, Czech Republic
  • Height:              5’9’’ 
  • Current Club:    Sparta Prague
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Jakub Pešek is a winger for Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic. Peek made his professional debut for Sparta Prague in the Czech First League on November 9, 2014, replacing Ladislav Krej in the 90th minute of an away match against Slovácko that ended in a 2–0 victory. He was loaned to eské Budjovice in January 2015, and they later exercised their right to sign him permanently in mid-2017. At the start of the 2018–19 season, he transferred to Slovan Liberec. After the 2020-2021 season, Peek will join his first club, Sparta Prague.

He was first called up to the Czech Republic national team in September 2020 for a UEFA Nations League match against Scotland.

 

Jakub Pešek

Michal Sadílek 

  • Shirt Number:  26
  • Date of birth:    31 May 1999 
  • Place of birth:   Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic
  • Height:              5’7’’ 
  • Current Club:   Slovan Liberec (a loan from PSV)
  • Position:           Midfielder

 

Michal Sadilek is a Czech midfielder of PSV. On November 4, 2016, he made his professional debut for Jong PSV against Helmond Sport in the Eerste Divisie. Since 2018, he has played for PSV. In 2020, he played for Slovan Liberec on loan in the Czech First League. 

Sadílek has represented the Czech Republic at all levels of youth competition. In a friendly 4–0 loss to Italy on June 4, 2021, he made his senior Czech Republic national team debut.

 

Michal Sadílek

FORWARDS

Patrik Schick 

  • Shirt Number:  10
  • Date of birth:    24 January 1996
  • Place of birth:   Prague, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’3’’ 
  • Current Club:    Bayer Leverkusen
  • Position:           Forward

 

Patrik Schick is a Czech professional footballer who plays forward for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and for the Czech Republic national team. 

Sparta Prague saw Schick's brilliance while he was only 11 years old. On 3 May 2014, he made his top-flight debut for Sparta in a 3–1 away loss against Teplice. After 2 seasons (2014-2016) playing for Sparta and for Bohemians 1905 on a loan deal. Schick joined Sampdoria for a rumored cost of €4 million in June 2016. Schick joined Roma on a temporary agreement on August 29, 2017, with a conditional obligation to buy him once certain sporting goals were met, for an initial sum of €9 million, plus €8 million in bonuses. He had played for  RB Leipzig on loan in the 2019-20 season before moving to  Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal for a reported fee of €26.5 million, attaching bonuses. 

 

At the Czech Republic's pre-UEFA Euro 2016 training camp, Schick was called up to the senior team for the first time. Schick was included in the final 26-man roster for the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 competition on May 25, 2021.

 

Patrik Schick is one of the most important players of the Czech Republic national team. His achievements are undeniable. He is regarded as a promising young media player. He is a tall, physically strong, but graceful left-footed forward with a goal-scoring eye.  He normally plays as the main striker in the center of the field, although he can also play as a second striker or a right-winger. His quick and agile playing style, excellent dribbling skills as well as his good link-ups are extremely necessary for the team to win any match. 

 

Patrik Schick

Michael Krmenčík

  • Shirt Number:  11
  • Date of birth:    15 March 1993
  • Place of birth:   Kraslice, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’3’’ 
  • Current Club:    PAOK (on a loan deal from Club Brugge)
  • Position:           Forward

 

Michael Krmencik is a Czech professional footballer who plays forward for the Greek club PAOK and the Czech Republic national team. He is on loan from Belgian club Club Brugge.

He started his senior career for Viktoria Plzeň in 2011. However, he spent most of his matches for other clubs named  Baník Sokolov (2012), Zenit Čáslav (2012-13), Vlašim (2013), Baník Ostrava (2014), Dukla Prague (2014-15) on short loans deals. In January 2020, he signed for the Belgium club Club Brugge on a three-and-a-half-year agreement. He moved to play for PAOK from the beginning days of 2021 on loan from Club Brugge.

 

Since 2016, he has been a full Czech Republic international, making 26 appearances and scoring nine goals. He had previously represented his country at all levels of youth competition.

 

Michael Krmenčík

Adam Hložek

  • Shirt Number:  19
  • Date of birth:    25 July 2002
  • Place of birth:   Ivančice, Czech Republic
  • Height:              6’2’’ 
  • Current Club:    Sparta Prague
  • Position:           Forward

 

Adam Hložek is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays for Sparta Prague in the Czech First League and for the Czech Republic national team.

At the age of 16 years, 3 months, and 16 days, Hložek made his league debut for Sparta Prague in their 3–1 win over Karviná on November 10, 2018, becoming the club's youngest player to participate in a league match.

Despite missing four months of the season due to injury, he finished the 2020–21 Czech First League as a joint top scorer with Jan Kuchta with 15 goals. Hložek continued signing a new contract extension until 2024 with Sparta Prague after his impressive performances for this club. 

 

In a UEFA Nations League match against Slovakia on September 4, 2020, he made his Czech Republic national football team debut. He was called up by the Czech Republic for the UEFA Euro 2020 campaign in May 2021.

 

Adam Hložek

Matěj Vydra 

  • Shirt Number:  20
  • Date of birth:    1 May 1992
  • Place of birth:   Chotěboř, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:              5’11’’ 
  • Current Club:    Burnley
  • Position:           Forward

 

Matěj Vydra is a Czech striker who now plays for Burnley in the Premier League and for the Czech Republic national team. 

FC Chotbo, Vysoina Jihlava, Bank Ostrava, Club Brugge, Udinese, Watford, and Derby County have all been his previous clubs. He's also spent time on loan at Watford twice. During his career until now, he won a lot of amazing individual’s awards such as Football League Championship Player of the Year (2013), Football League Championship: Golden Boot (2017–18), Derby County Player Of The Year (2017–18), Premier League Goal of the Month (February 2020). 

 

Vydra was a member of five Czech youth national teams, ranging from under-16 to under-21. For the first time in August 2012, he was called up to the Czech senior team for a World Cup qualification match against Denmark and a friendly against Finland.

 

Matěj Vydra

Tomáš Pekhart 

  • Shirt Number:  24
  • Date of birth:    26 May 1989
  • Place of birth:  Sušice, Czechoslovakia
  • Height:             6’5’’ 
  • Current Club:   Legia Warsaw
  • Position:           Forward

 

Tomáš Pekhart is a forward for the Ekstraklasa club Legia Warsaw in the Czech Republic. On May 22, 2010, he made his Czech Republic senior debut in a match against Turkey.

 

His first senior matches were played for Tottenham Hotspur in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he played for Jablonec and for  Sparta Prague (2011- loan deal). He consecutively changed his new clubs in the following years: Nürnberg (2011-2014), Ingolstadt (2014-2015), AEK Athens (2015-2017), Hapoel Be'er Sheva (2017-18), Las Palmas (2018-20). 

 

In his career, he won a Greek Cup (2015-16) with AEK Athens, an Israeli Premier League (2017-18) with Hapoel Be'er Sheva, and two Ekstraklasa titles (2019-20, 2020-21) with Legia Warsaw. He is also a member of UEFA European Under-17 Championship runners-up (2006) and FIFA U-20 World Cup runners-up (2007) for the Czech Republic youth teams. 

 

Tomáš Pekhart

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/teams/58837--czech-republic/squad/
  • Wikipedia
Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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