Daniel Zítka

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Daniel Zítka
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-06-20) 20 June 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Havířov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1985–1994 Baník Havířov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 FK Viktoria Žižkov 1 (0)
1995–1997 FC Svit Zlín 38 (0)
1997–1999 Tatran Prešov 43 (0)
1999–2002 K.S.C. Lokeren 59 (0)
2002–2010 Anderlecht 143 (0 [1])
2010–2012 Sparta Prague 4 (0)
National team
1994–1996 Czech Republic U21 2 (0)
2007–2008 Czech Republic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Zítka (born 20 June 1975) is a retired Czech football goalkeeper. He played three matches for the Czech Republic.[2]

Career[edit]

Zítka began his career at FK Havířov and in 1994 moved to FK Viktoria Žižkov where he accumulated only one league start. He played in the first round of the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against Chelsea, conceding four goals in a 4–2 first leg defeat in London.[3] The following year, he signed with FC Zlín and in November 1997 transferred to Tatran Prešov in Slovakia. Two years later he moved to Belgium, to K.S.C. Lokeren OV, where he was recruited by R.S.C. Anderlecht scouts in 2002. Following his arrival at Anderlecht, he was in competition with Tristan Peersman, Zvonko Milojević, Željko Pavlović, Jan Van Steenberghe and Silvio Proto, but remained a first-team regular.
On 3 May 2010 he joined Sparta Prague from RSC Anderlecht on a two-year deal.[4]

Honours[edit]

With RSC Anderlecht

  • Belgian League: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Belgian Cup: 2008
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2006, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Zitka | FOOTGOAL : Le webzine n°1 de l'actualité du Football
  2. ^ Daniel Zítka at National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Goalie Zitka's Rise Even Faster Than Viktoria's". Prague Post. 28 September 1994. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ DH.be – Daniel Zitka rejoint le Sparta de Prague

External links[edit]

Daniel Zítka international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)