Jan Polák

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For the other Czech player by this name, see Jan Polák (footballer born 1989).
Jan Polák
Jan Polák 2009.jpg
Polák playing for the Czech national team
Personal information
Full name Jan Polák
Date of birth (1981-03-14) 14 March 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Nürnberg
Number 8
Youth career
FC Tatran Bohunice
1991–1998 Boby Brno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Brno 124 (5)
2003–2005 Slovan Liberec 65 (5)
2005–2007 1. FC Nürnberg 62 (4)
2007–2011 Anderlecht 79 (5)
2011–2014 VfL Wolfsburg 73 (2)
2014– 1. FC Nürnberg 0 (0)
National team
1999–2003 Czech Republic U21 46 (0)
1999– Czech Republic 65 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2014

Jan Polák (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈpolaːk]; born 14 March 1981) is a Czech international footballer[1] who plays as a midfielder for 1. FC Nürnberg 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
R.S.C. Anderlecht

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Polák". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 

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