|Full name||David Lafata|
|Date of birth||18 September 1981|
|Place of birth||České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2002||→ Jihlava (loan)||5||(1)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U-21||13||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
From 1992 until 2005 Lafata played for Czech team SK České Budějovice, with a brief spell at FC Vysočina Jihlava in 2002. The striker then moved to Greek club Skoda Xanthi in July 2005, but returned to the Czech Liga in January 2006. After one year at Jablonec, Lafata was transferred to FK Austria Vienna in January 2007 from where he came back to Jablonec in the spring of 2008.
He continued his good run of form into the 2011–12 season, scoring eleven goals in the first seven games, at the end of the autumn half, he scored eighteen goals in sixteen appearances. In April 2012, Lafata broke the Czech First League season scoring record, notching his 23rd goal of the season. He finished season with 25 goals, being top scorer and setting new record.
In the 2012–13 season, Lafata scored 13 goals in the first 16 games, being top scorer of the league before signing for AC Sparta Prague in the winter break. In March 2014 Lafata scored his 134th goal in the Czech First League, surpassing Horst Siegl as its top all-time scorer.
He scored two goals in a dream début for the Czech national team in a 2–1 win against Wales on 2 September 2006. He came on as a substitute after 75 mins and scored within a minute of coming on, the second coming in the 89th minute.
|1.||2 September 2006||Teplice, Czech Republic||Wales||1–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group D|
|2.||2 September 2006||Teplice, Czech Republic||Wales||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying Group D|
|3.||26 May 2012||Hartberg, Austria||Israel||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|4.||14 November 2012||Olomouc, Czech Republic||Slovakia||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|5.||14 November 2012||Olomouc, Czech Republic||Slovakia||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|6.||6 February 2013||Manisa, Turkey||Turkey||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|7.||11 October 2013||Ta' Qali, Malta||Malta||2–0||4–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group B|
- FK Baumit Jablonec
- "Stats Centre: David Lafata Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
- "Lafata musí vyhrát, zněl příkaz. Díky, spoluhráči, řekl střelec ligy" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "Jak že se ta paní jmenuje? Jo, Damková, zlobil se po prohře Lafata" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "Příbram – Jablonec 4:3, Lafata má rekord, k bodům ale nepomohl" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Sparta Prague signs Lafata". Miami Herald. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Nejvíc gólů v historii ligy. Může Lafatův rekord ještě někdo překonat?". Lidové noviny (in Czech). 31 March 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- David Lafata international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
- David Lafata Gambrinus liga statistics at Fotbal DNES (Czech)