Limberský with the Czech Republic at UEFA Euro 2012
|Date of birth||6 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Plzeň, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|FC Viktoria Plzeň|
|2004||→ Modena (loan)||4||(0)|
|2005||→ Tottenham Hotspur (loan)||0||(0)|
|2003||Czech Republic U-20||9||(4)|
|2004–2005||Czech Republic U-21||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
David Limberský (born 6 October 1983) is a Czech footballer who currently plays for Czech club FC Viktoria Plzeň. He has previously played for Modena F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and AC Sparta Prague. He is a member of the Czech Republic national football team.
Born in Plzeň, Limberský played for hometown team Viktoria Plzeň and spent time at Italian side Modena on loan in the 2003–04 season. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in December 2004 on a six-month loan. Upon signing for Tottenham, Limberský was compared to Czech legend Pavel Nedvěd by Spurs coach Martin Jol. Despite this, Limberský did not feature in any of Tottenham's matches during his time in England.
He played in the final of the first Czech Republic Football Supercup against Sparta Prague in 2010. He started the final at left-back and played the entire game in which his opponents AC Sparta Prague triumphed 1–0.
In the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, Limberský scored a memorable goal from outside the box in the first leg against Besiktas in the 28th minute. Plzen went on to lose 4–1 on aggregate after a 1–1 draw in the first leg.
Limberský played in all of Plzeň's matches in the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League. In the group stages of the following season's Europa League, he was headbutted by Diego Costa, an incident which brought the Atlético Madrid forward a four-match UEFA ban.
In 2012, Limberský became a key member of his national team. As of the end of June, he had participated in all of their matches in 2012 except for the 4-1 loss against Russia in their opening game of Euro 2012.
Limberský was called up for the Czech Republic for UEFA Euro 2012, despite not playing in any of the qualifiers for the tournament and having never previously played a competitive game for his national side. He was left out of the Czechs' first game against Russia, where his side were heavily beaten 4-1. Limberský was brought in for the Czech Republic's second game against Greece in his first ever competitive game for the national side, playing at left back. The Czech Republic won that game 2-1, with Limberský doing enough to be retained for the Czech Republic's must-win game against co-hosts Poland. His side defeated Poland 1-0 and ended up as group leaders, meaning that they would face Portugal in the quarter finals. Limberský again played left back for the game against Portugal where the Czech Republic were knocked out courtesy of a 1-0 loss.
As of 1 July 2014
|2003–04 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||12||0||0||0||0||0||12||0|
|2003–04 Serie A||Modena||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|2004–05 Czech 2. Liga||Viktoria Plzeň||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2004–05 FA Premier League||Tottenham Hotspur||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2005–06 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||23||3||0||0||0||0||23||3|
|2006–07 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||21||4||0||0||0||0||21||4|
|2007–08 Czech First League||AC Sparta Praha||13||0||0||0||0||0||13||0|
|2008–09 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||27||3||0||0||0||0||27||3|
|2009–10 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||26||1||0||0||0||0||26||1|
|2010–11 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||29||2||0||0||2||1||31||3|
|2011–12 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||29||1||0||0||13||0||42||1|
|2012–13 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||28||0||0||0||15||0||43||0|
|2013–14 Czech First League||Viktoria Plzeň||27||1||0||0||12||0||27||1|
- Czech 2. Liga: 2002–03
- Czech Cup: 2010
- Czech First League: 2010–11,2012–13
- Czech Republic Football Supercup: 2011
- "Tottenham clinch double transfer". BBC. 20 December 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Limberský to join Spurs SportingLife.com
- "La UEFA castiga con cuatro partidos a Diego Costa" [UEFA punishes Diego Costa with four games]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Plzeň pip Atlético to take top spot". UEFA.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- "Limbersky limbers up for Brazil with stunner". FIFA.com. 1 December 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Czechs to play Kirin Cup in Japan without Rosicky vcstar.com
- David Limberský international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
- David Limberský Czech First League statistics at Fotbal DNES (Czech)