Polák playing for the Czech national team
Date of birth
14 March 1981
Place of birth
1.81 m (5 ft
11 in) 1⁄ 2
FC Tatran Bohunice
1991–1998 Boby Brno
Slovan Liberec 65
1. FC Nürnberg 62
VfL Wolfsburg 59
Czech Republic U21 46
Czech Republic 57
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:36, 31 August 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:00, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Jan Polák ( Czech pronunciation: ; born 14 March 1981) is a [ˈjan ˈpolaːk] Czech international footballer who plays as a [1 ] midfielder for Wolfsburg and the Czech national football team.
In his younger days he played for
1. FC Brno and Tatran Bohunice. Formerly a member of the Czech national under-21 side, Polák, alongside players like Petr Čech and Milan Baroš, was a part of the team which won the European Under-21 Football Championship in 2002. He also holds the record for the most appearances for the Czech Republic under-21 team.
In 2005, he was transferred from the Czech
Premier League team FC Slovan Liberec for a fee of €1,500,000 to the Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg. In the same year he played for the first time under Czech national coach Karel Brückner.
On 3 August 2007,
Anderlecht bought Polák. He was given number 8. The Czech international reportedly cost €3.5 million and is the second most expensive transfer in Anderlecht's history, as well as one of the highest paid players in Belgian football. He was Anderlecht's box-to-box midfielder playing a crucial role in their 2007–08 Jupiler League season and the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.
Honours [ edit ]
1. FC Nürnberg
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