František Rajtoral

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František Rajtoral
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-12) 12 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Příbram, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right winger / Right-back
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96 on loan from (Viktoria Plzeň)
Number 22
Youth career
1992–1994 Kovohutě Příbram
1994–2004 Marila Příbram
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Marila Příbram 15 (1)
2005–2009 Baník Ostrava 100 (12)
2009– Viktoria Plzeň 128 (14)
2014 Hannover 96 (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2004 Czech Republic U-18 5 (0)
2004–2005 Czech Republic U-19 10 (1)
2006–2008 Czech Republic U-21 15 (1)
2012– Czech Republic 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 May 2014

František Rajtoral (born 12 March 1986) is a Czech football player. He currently plays for FC Viktoria Plzeň and is a member of the Czech Republic national football team.

He won the Czech Cup with FC Viktoria Plzeň in 2010. Further trophies he won with the club include the Gambrinus Liga twice and the Czech Supercup.

On 29 February 2012, Rajtoral earned his first cap for the senior team of his country in the 1–1 draw with Ireland in a friendly match.

Rajtoral was described as "one of the best attacking right-wingers in the Czech Republic" by journalist Mark Smith.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Rajtoral played for Příbram for a season before joining Baník Ostrava, with whom he signed a three-year contract in 2005.[2][3] He made his debut in European competitions in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup while playing for Ostrava.[2]

Viktoria Plzeň[edit]

He joined Viktoria Plzeň from Ostrava in 2009 in a deal which involved the exchange of striker Adam Varadi in the other direction.[4]

Rajtoral played in the inaugural Czech Supercup in 2010 against Sparta Prague, being one of two players to be sent off as his team lost the match.[5] He scored his first goal of the 2010–11 season in October 2010 against Mladá Boleslav, but his team lost the game 4–3.[6]

Rajtoral played the second half of the 2011 Czech Supercup, a match which Plzeň won on penalties against Mladá Boleslav. He replaced Marián Čišovský in the 46th minute, in a match which finished 1–1.[7]

Hannover[edit]

In January 2014 Rajtoral joined German Bundesliga club Hannover 96 on loan for the reat of the season with an option to make the transfer permanent.[8] Hannover passed on that option though and Rajtoral returned to Plzeň for the start of the new season.

International career[edit]

Rajtoral took part in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He played in all three of his nation's matches at the tournament.[2]

He made his senior debut on 29 February 2012 in a friendly match against Ireland, a game which finished 1–1.[2] In May 2012 he was named in his country's 23-man squad for the Euro 2012 tournament.[9]


Career statistics[edit]

As 13 February 2014

Season Club League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2004–05 Gambrinus liga Marila Příbram 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
2005–06 Gambrinus liga Baník Ostrava 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2006–07 Gambrinus liga Baník Ostrava 26 8 0 0 0 0 26 8
2007–08 Gambrinus liga Baník Ostrava 25 3 0 0 0 0 25 3
2008–09 Gambrinus liga Baník Ostrava 23 1 0 0 0 0 23 1
2009–10 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 28 3 0 0 0 0 28 3
2010–11 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 27 3 0 0 2 0 29 3
2011–12 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 29 2 0 0 14 1 43 3
2012–13 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 28 3 0 0 16 3 44 6
2013–14 Gambrinus liga Viktoria Plzeň 16 3 0 0 12 2 28 5
2013–14 Bundesliga Hannover 96
Career Total 243 27 0 0 44 6 287 33

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Viktoria Plzeň

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester City in Champions League: Viktoria Plzen profile". BBC Sport. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "František Rajtoral". UEFA. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nováčci zatím v Ostravě bloudí". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 14 July 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Vacek, Václav (29 June 2009). "Do Viktorie míří Rajtoral, do Baníku se vrací Varadi". Deník (in Czech). Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Superpohár měl dva vyloučené. Řepka s Rajtoralem za to budou pykat v lize" [Supercup had two excluded. Řepka with Rajtoral will pay for it in the league]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 8 July 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dostat čtyři góly? To je moc, věděl po prohře plzeňský obránce Rajtoral". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 24 October 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mistrovská Plzeň získala Superpohár, Boleslav zdolala po penaltách". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 22 July 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Football: Plzeň’s Rajtoral sent to Hannover on loan". Radio Prague. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Euro 2012: Injured midfielder Tomas Rosicky in Czech squad". BBC Sport. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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