Czech Republic national football team

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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Fotbalová asociace České republiky (FAČR)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pavel Vrba
Captain Tomáš Rosický
Most caps Karel Poborský (118)
Top scorer Jan Koller (55)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code CZE
FIFA ranking 36 Decrease 6
Highest FIFA ranking 2 (Sept 1999; Jan–May 2000; Apr–May 2005; Jan–May 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 67 (March 1994)
Elo ranking 26
Highest Elo ranking 1 (June 2004, June 2005)
Lowest Elo ranking 37 (September 2010)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Turkey 1–4 Czech Republic Czech Republic
(Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994)
Biggest win
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 7–0 San Marino 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 7 October 2006)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 7–0 San Marino 
(Uherské Hradiště, Czech Rep.; 9 Sep 2009)
Biggest defeat

  Switzerland 3–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
(Zürich, Switzerland; 20 April 1994)
 Norway 3–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
(Oslo, Norway; 10 August 2011)

 Russia 4–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic
(Wroclaw, Poland; 8 June 2012)
Czech Republic Czech Republic 0–3 Denmark 
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 22 March 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2006)
Best result Round 1, 2006
European Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1996)
Best result Runners-up, 1996
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1997)
Best result 3rd, 1997

The Czech Republic national football team (Czech: Česká fotbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, the governing body for football in the Czech Republic. Before its separation in 1992, the team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, and the majority as Czechoslovakia.

The national team was founded in 1901, existing under the previously mentioned names before the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1992. Their first international competition as the Czech Republic was Euro 1996 where they finished runners-up, their best finish in any international competition. Despite their early success, they have only featured in one FIFA World Cup, the 2006 tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round of the competition. At their most recent major tournament, Euro 2012, the team were eliminated at the quarter final stage.[1]

History[edit]

Before World War I, Bohemia, present–day Czech Republic, whilst part of Austria–Hungary, played seven matches between 1903 and 1908, six of them against Hungary and one against England. Bohemia also played a match against Yugoslavia, Ostmark and Germany in 1939 while being the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

Czech Republic starting lineup, February 2009

When the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia, the national team had runner-up finishes in World Cups (1934, 1962) and a European Championship win in 1976.

The 1990s[edit]

When Czechoslovakia split and reformed into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic national team was formed, and they played their first friendly match away to Turkey, winning 4–1, on 23 February 1994. The newly formed team played their first home game in Ostrava, against Lithuania, in which they registered their first home win, a 5–3 victory.

Their first competitive match was part of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying campaign, in which they defeated Malta 6–1 in Ostrava. During the campaign, the Czech Republic registered six wins, three draws, and an embarrassing defeat against Luxembourg, finishing their qualifying Group 5 in first place, above favourites the Netherlands. In the final tournament, hosted by England, the Czechs progressed from the group stage, despite a 2–0 opening game defeat to Germany. They continued their good form, and progressed to the UEFA Euro 1996 final, where they lost 2–1 to the Germans at Wembley Stadium.

Given their success at Euro 1996, the Czechs were expected to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. However, they finished third in their qualifying group, behind Spain and Yugoslavia, and subsequently missed the tournament.

The 2000s[edit]

The Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2000, winning all ten of their group games and conceding just five goals.[2] In the finals the team were drawn in Group D, alongside 1998 FIFA World Cup winners France, co-hosts the Netherlands and UEFA Euro 1992 winners Denmark. This was considered to be the most difficult group to advance from in the tournament.[3] The team were unlucky in the first match against the Netherlands as they hit the woodwork multiple times before losing 1–0 to a last-minute penalty.[4] The Czechs lost their second match against eventual champions France meaning elimination despite a 2–0 win against Denmark in their final game courtesy of two goals from Vladimír Šmicer.[4]

Once again, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup, this time finishing second in their group, behind Denmark, and then being beaten 1–0 in both legs by Belgium in the UEFA play-offs for a place in the finals.

However after the disappointment of the play-off defeat to Belgium, the fortunes of the national team began to change significantly with a settled team of star players at top European clubs such as Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický, Milan Baroš, Marek Jankulovski and Tomáš Galásek together with the emergence of highly-rated young goalkeeper Petr Čech. The team were unbeaten in 2002 and 2003 scoring 53 goals in 19 games, easily qualifying for Euro 2004 in the process. The Czech Republic went on a 20-game unbeaten streak, finally ended in Dublin on 31 March 2004 in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland.[5] The Czechs entered the Euro finals in Group D, dubbed the tournament's Group of Death alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia.[6] Despite going behind in all three group games, the team won them all. This included trailing 2–0 to the Netherlands in a classic 3–2 win and beating Germany in the final match with a much weakened team having already qualified.[7] The Czechs convincingly beat Denmark in the quarter-finals meaning a semi-final against Greece awaited them. The Czech Republic went into the semi-final against Greece as favourites and Tomáš Rosický hit the crossbar after just two minutes, but it wasn't to be as the ninety minutes finished goalless and Greece won the game in the last minute of the first half of extra-time with a silver goal.[8] Greece would go on to win the tournament.

Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup.

The Czech Republic recorded their record win during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), thrashing Andorra 8–1 in a qualification match in Liberec. In the same match, Jan Koller became the all-time top scorer for the national team with his 35th international goal.[9] At the end of the campaign, after finishing in second place in Group 1 then defeating Norway in a playoff, the Czechs qualified for their first FIFA World Cup.[10] The team was boosted prior to the play-off matches by the return of Pavel Nedvěd,[11] who had initially retired from international football after Euro 2004. The squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany included 18 of the Euro 2004 team which reached the semi-finals. With the team ranked second in the world,[12] the Czechs were expected to do well. They started the tournament in fine form with a 3–0 win over the USA. However, during the game Jan Koller had to leave with a hamstring injury,[13] putting him out of the tournament. In the next game, with the absent Koller and Milan Baros still recovering from injury, the team suffered a shock loss, having Tomáš Ujfaluši sent off and ultimately losing 2–0 to Ghana.[12] Baroš returned for the final game against Italy which the Czechs had to win to progress. Once again the team were reduced to ten men as Jan Polák was dismissed before half-time for two bookable offences.[13] Italy went on to win 2–0. Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský and Vratislav Lokvenc retired from the national team after this tournament.

The disappointing World Cup campaign was followed by a successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, where they finished top of their group, above Germany on head–to–head records. The Czechs beat co-hosts Switzerland 1–0 in their opening game, before being beaten 3–1 by Portugal, this meant that they, and Turkey carried identical records going into the final group game. The Czechs took a 2–0 lead just past the hour mark and looked set to qualify. However, the Turks scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to win the game 2–3,[14] and that signalled the end of another disappointing performance at a major tournament and the final match for coach Karel Brückner.

After the failure to impress at the European Championship, the Czechs faced World Cup qualification, being drawn in Group 3, under the guidance of coach Petr Rada. They started with a 0–0 away draw against Northern Ireland, which was followed by a poor performance against Poland, losing 2–1. A late goal from Libor Sionko won the next game 1–0 against Slovenia. This was followed by an unconvincing win against San Marino, and a goalless draw in Slovenia. In their following match, against neighbours Slovakia, a disastrous 2–1 defeat at home left the Czechs in a precarious qualifying position. Manager Petr Rada was dismissed and six players were suspended.[15] Ivan Hašek took temporary charge as manager,[16] gaining four points from his first two matches, as the team drew away to group leaders Slovakia and thrashed San Marino 7–0 in Uherské Hradiště. They subsequently beat Poland in Prague but followed this result with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland, finishing third in the group and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Hašek announced his immediate resignation.[17]

The 2010s[edit]

A much changed team under new manager Michal Bílek entered the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The campaign began disastrously with a home loss to Lithuania. But an important win at home to Scotland was followed by wins against Liechtenstein. World champions Spain defeated the Czechs in between the Liechtenstein games but the play-off spot was still in their hands. In the next game a controversial last minute penalty from Michal Kadlec away to Scotland grabbed a 2–2 draw.[18] Despite Scotland winning their next two games and the Czechs again being defeated by Spain the team could finish second if they could beat Lithuania away from home in the final game, assuming Spain would beat Scotland at home. Spain won 3–1 and the Czechs convincingly defeated Lithuania 4–1 to seal second spot and a place in the play-offs. The Czechs were drawn to face Montenegro in the two-legged play-off. A memorable goal from Václav Pilař and a last minute second from Tomáš Sivok helped the Czechs to a 2–0 first leg lead. In the second leg in Podgorica a late goal from Petr Jiráček sealed a 1–0 win and the Czechs ran out 3–0 aggregate winners and qualified for Euro 2012.

At the Euro 2012 tournament, the Czechs lost their opening game 4–1 to Russia, with their only goal coming from midfielder Václav Pilař. In their second match, against Greece, the Czech Republic went 2–0 up within the first six minutes thanks to goals from Petr Jiráček and a second from Pilař. Following the half-time substitution of captain Tomáš Rosický, Greece scored a second half goal following a mistake from Czech keeper Petr Čech, although there were no more goals and the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament.[19] Going into their third and final group match, the Czech Republic needed at least a draw against co-hosts Poland to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament. A second-half strike by Jiráček proved the difference between the teams as the Czechs ran out 1–0 winners. Due to Greece beating Russia in the other group game, the Czech Republic subsequently finished top of Group A,[20] becoming the first team to ever win a group at the European Championships with a negative goal difference.[21] The Czech team faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. In a tense and cagey game of few chances, Portugal eventually made the breakthrough with eleven minutes remaining through a header from Cristiano Ronaldo to win the match 1-0 and eliminate the Czechs.

Record in major tournaments[edit]

World Cup[edit]

For 1930 to 1994 records, see: Czechoslovakia

Since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has only qualified for one FIFA World Cup, in 2006. The team went out in the first round following one victory and two defeats.

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record Manager(s)
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1998 Did Not Qualify 10 5 1 4 16 6 Uhrin
South Korea Japan 2002 12 6 2 4 20 10 Chovanec
Germany 2006 Group Stage 20th 3 1 0 2 3 4 14 11 0 3 37 12 Brückner
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify 10 4 4 2 17 6 Rada, Hašek Note 1
Brazil 2014 10 4 3 3 13 9 Bílek, Pešice Note 2
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 1/5 3 1 0 2 3 4 56 30 10 16 103 43
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Notes:

  1. Rada managed the first six matches, Hašek managed the remainder of the qualification process.
  2. Bílek managed the first eight games, Pešice took charge for the final two games.[22]

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

The Czechs qualified for the 1997 Confederations Cup following their second place in the UEFA Euro 1996 Competition and Germany's subsequent refusal to take part. Given that teams only qualify for the Confederations Cup if they win either the FIFA World Cup, or regional championship (UEFA Euro) this is their only appearance.

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1997 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 7 Squad
Mexico 1999 Did Not Qualify
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 To Be Determined
Qatar 2021
Total Third Place 1/7 5 2 1 2 10 7 -

European Championship[edit]

For records between 1960 and 1992, see: Czechoslovakia

After the split with Slovakia, Czech Republic have never failed to qualify for the European Football Championships, with their best finish being second place in the 1996 edition of the tournament. Since then, they have advanced from the first round twice, in 2004 and 2012.

UEFA European Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
England 1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 7 8
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 3
Portugal 2004 Semi Final 3rd 5 4 0 1 10 5
Austria Switzerland 2008 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Poland Ukraine 2012 Quarter Finals 6th 4 2 0 2 4 6
Total Runners-up 5/14 29 13 5 11 40 38
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty shootout.
**Gold background colour indicates winning the tournament. Red border colour indicates hosts.

Honours[edit]

Major honours[edit]

UEFA European Cup.svg UEFA European Championship
Runners up (1): 1996
Third place (1): 2004
FIFA Confederations Cup.svg FIFA Confederations Cup
Third Place (1): 1997

Managers[edit]

Czech Republic Dušan Uhrin (1994–1997)
Czech Republic Jozef Chovanec (1998–2001)
Czech Republic Karel Brückner (2001–2008)
Czech Republic Petr Rada (2008–2009)
Czech Republic František Straka (2009)
Czech Republic Ivan Hašek (2009)
Czech Republic Michal Bílek (2009–2013)
Czech Republic Josef Pešice (2013)
Czech Republic Pavel Vrba (2014–)

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2013[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 10 6 4 0 19 9 +10 22
 Denmark 10 4 4 2 17 12 +5 16
 Czech Republic 10 4 3 3 13 9 +4 15
 Bulgaria 10 3 4 3 14 9 +5 13
 Armenia 10 4 1 5 12 13 −1 13
 Malta 10 1 0 9 5 28 −23 3
  Armenia Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark Italy Malta
Armenia  2–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 0–1
Bulgaria  1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 6–0
Czech Republic  1–2 0–0 0–3 0–0 3–1
Denmark  0–4 1–1 0–0 2–2 6–0
Italy  2–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0
Malta  0–1 1–2 1–4 1–2 0–2
8 September 2012
20:15
Denmark  0 – 0  Czech Republic
Report
Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Attendance: 24,004
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

12 October 2012
18:00
Czech Republic  3 – 1  Malta
Gebre Selassie Goal 34'
Pekhart Goal 52'
Rezek Goal 57'
Report Briffa Goal 38'
Stadion města Plzně, Plzeň
Attendance: 10,358
Referee: Anar Salmanov (Azerbaijan)

16 October 2012
Czech Republic  0 – 0  Bulgaria
Report
Generali Arena, Prague
Attendance: 16,163
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)

22 March 2013
20:30
Czech Republic  0 – 3  Denmark
Report Cornelius Goal 57'
Kjær Goal 67'
Zimling Goal 82'
Andrův stadion, Olomouc
Attendance: 12,288
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (Portugal)

26 March 2013
20:00
Armenia  0 – 3  Czech Republic
Report Vydra Goal 47'81'
Kolář Goal 90'

8 June 2013
20:45
Czech Republic  0 – 0  Italy
Report
Generali Arena, Prague
Attendance: 18,235
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

6 September 2013
18:00
Czech Republic  1 – 2  Armenia
Rosický Goal 70' Report Mkrtchyan Goal 31'
Ghazaryan Goal 90'
Eden Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,628
Referee: Antony Gautier (France)

10 September 2013
20:45
Italy  2 – 1  Czech Republic
Chiellini Goal 51'
Balotelli Goal 54' (pen.)
Report Kozák Goal 19'
Juventus Stadium, Turin
Attendance: 35,299
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

11 October 2013
19:30
Malta  1 – 4  Czech Republic
Mifsud Goal 47' Report Hübschman Goal 3'
Lafata Goal 33'
Kadlec Goal 51'
Pekhart Goal 90'

15 October 2013
20:15
Bulgaria  0 – 1  Czech Republic
Report Dočkal Goal 51'

Stadia[edit]

The most important matches of the Czech national team are held in Prague's Generali Arena, the home stadium of AC Sparta Prague. However, as of May 2013, the team has only played 36 of 89 home matches there. This is due to the policy of playing matches against teams with a lesser reputation outside the capital city.[citation needed]

Stadia which have hosted Czech Republic international football matches:

Number of
matches
Stadium First international Last international
36 Generali Arena, Prague 26 April 1995 8 June 2013
20 Na Stínadlech, Teplice 18 September 1996 11 September 2012
7 Andrův stadion, Olomouc 25 March 1998 22 March 2013
5 Bazaly, Ostrava 25 May 1994 16 August 2000
4 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec 4 June 2005 11 August 2010
4 Eden Arena, Prague 27 May 2008 6 September 2013
3 Stadion Střelnice, Jablonec 4 September 1996 5 June 2009
2 Sportovní areál, Drnovice 18 August 1999 15 August 2001
2 Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště 16 August 2006 9 September 2009
1 Stadion SSK Vítkovice, Ostrava 26 March 1996
1 Strahov Stadium, Prague 24 April 1996
1 Stadion FC Bohemia Poděbrady, Poděbrady 26 February 1997
1 Stadion Evžena Rošického, Prague 18 August 2004
1 Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno 8 March 1995
1 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice 29 March 2011
1 Stadion města Plzně, Plzeň 12 October 2012

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Match date: 5 March 2014.
Opposition:  Norway.
Caps and goals updated as 5 March 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Petr Čech (1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 31) 107 0 England Chelsea
1GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
2DF Michal Kadlec (1984-12-13) 13 December 1984 (age 29) 52 8 Turkey Fenerbahçe
2DF Theodor Gebre Selassie (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 27) 28 1 Germany Werder Bremen
2DF David Limberský (1983-10-06) 6 October 1983 (age 30) 24 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
2DF Marek Suchý (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 26) 18 0 Switzerland Basel
2DF František Rajtoral (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 28) 14 0 Germany Hannover 96
2DF Ondřej Mazuch (1989-03-15) 15 March 1989 (age 25) 4 0 Ukraine Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
3MF Tomáš Rosický (1980-10-04) 4 October 1980 (age 33) 94 22 England Arsenal
3MF Tomáš Hübschman (1981-09-04) 4 September 1981 (age 32) 58 1 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Daniel Pudil (1985-09-27) 27 September 1985 (age 28) 24 2 England Watford
3MF Daniel Kolář (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 28) 18 2 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Vladimír Darida (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 23) 16 0 Germany Freiburg
3MF Bořek Dočkal (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 25) 7 2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Josef Hušbauer (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 24) 7 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Adam Hloušek (1988-12-20) 20 December 1988 (age 25) 6 0 Germany Nürnberg
4FW David Lafata (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 32) 30 7 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
4FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 21) 10 3 England West Bromwich Albion

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic squad within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jaroslav Drobný (1979-10-18) 18 October 1979 (age 34) 7 0 Germany Hamburg v.  Bulgaria, 15 October 2013
DF Tomáš Sivok (1983-09-15) 15 September 1983 (age 30) 45 3 Turkey Beşiktaş v.  Canada, 15 November 2013
DF Ondřej Čelůstka (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 24) 1 1 England Sunderland v.  Canada, 15 November 2013
DF Václav Procházka (1984-05-08) 8 May 1984 (age 29) 2 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Bulgaria, 15 October 2013
DF Ondřej Kušnír (1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 30) 4 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec v.  Italy, 10 September 2013
DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 20) 1 0 England Chelsea v.  Italy, 8 June 2013
MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 21) 4 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
MF Petr Jiráček (1986-03-02) 2 March 1986 (age 28) 27 3 Germany Hamburg v.  Canada, 15 November 2013
MF Ondřej Vaněk (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 23) 6 0 Turkey Kayserispor v.  Canada, 15 November 2013
MF Tomáš Hořava (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 25) 3 1 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Canada, 15 November 2013
MF Jaroslav Plašil (1982-01-05) 5 January 1982 (age 32) 89 6 Italy Catania v.  Bulgaria, 15 October 2013
MF Jan Morávek (1989-11-01) 1 November 1989 (age 24) 3 0 Germany Augsburg v.  Italy, 10 September 2013
FW Václav Kadlec (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 21) 8 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
FW Libor Kozák (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 24) 8 2 England Aston Villa v.  Norway, 5 March 2014
FW Tomáš Pekhart (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 24) 19 2 Germany Nürnberg v.  Bulgaria, 15 October 2013
FW Michael Rabušic (1989-09-17) 17 September 1989 (age 24) 3 0 Italy Verona v.  Italy, 10 September 2013

Previous squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Player records are accurate as of 5 March 2014.

Most capped Czech Republic players[edit]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Karel Poborský 1994–2006 118 8
2 Petr Čech 2002 – present 107 0
3 Tomáš Rosický 2000 – present 94 22
4 Milan Baroš 2001–2012 93 41
5 Jan Koller 1999–2009 91 55
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 91 18
7 Jaroslav Plašil 2004 – present 89 6
8 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 80 27
9 Tomáš Ujfaluši 2001–2009 78 2
10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 77 11

Top Czech Republic goalscorers[edit]

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Jan Koller 1999–2009 55 91
2 Milan Baroš 2001–2012 41 93
3 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 27 81
4 Pavel Kuka 1994–2001 22 63
Tomáš Rosický 2000 – present 22 94
6 Patrik Berger 1994–2001 18 44
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 18 91
8 Vratislav Lokvenc 1995–2006 14 74
9 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 11 77
10 Karel Poborský 1994–2006 8 118
Michal Kadlec 2007 – present 8 52

(Above Information in both tables taken from individual player pages, based on players from the Czech Republic international footballers page (List of Czech Republic international footballers)[23])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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