Jaroslav Plašil

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Jaroslav Plašil
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Personal information
Full name Jaroslav Plašil
Date of birth (1982-01-05) 5 January 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Opočno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 18
Youth career
1987–1992 Sokol Černíkovice
1992–1993 Spartak Rychnov nad Kněžnou
1993–1998 Hradec Králové
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Hradec Králové 4 (0)
2000–2007 Monaco 122 (5)
2002–2003 Créteil (loan) 14 (0)
2007–2009 Osasuna 66 (8)
2009– Bordeaux 179 (11)
2013–2014 Catania (loan) 28 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Czech Republic U21 16 (1)
2004– Czech Republic 91 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2014

Jaroslav Plašil (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslaf ˈplaʃɪl]; born 5 January 1982) is a Czech footballer who currently plays for Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1 and the Czech Republic national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Plašil, aged 18, was signed by Monaco in 2000 but in his first two-year spell he could only pick 8 matches as a starter and was subsequently loaned to Ligue 2 club Créteil. After a decent performance, Plašil returned to Monaco at the start of the 2003 season and for the next four years he was a regular in the starting team and even enjoyed his finest moment in the 2003–04 season when the principality side reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. In that season, Plašil contributed a goal to Monaco's record-breaking 8–3 defeat of Deportivo.


In 2007, Plašil ended his successful second spell with Monaco and signed a four-year contract with Spanish side Osasuna.[1]


On 8 June 2009, Bordeaux signed the Czech midfielder from Osasuna on a four-year deal for a fee of €3 million.[2]

On 31 May 2013, Plašil captained Bordeaux in its 3–2 defeat of Evian in the 2013 Coupe de France Final.

International career[edit]

Plašil playing for the Czech Republic

Plašil played for the Czech Republic at Euro 2004, 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

Euro 2008[edit]

On 15 June in the Czech Republic's final Group A match against Turkey, Plašil scored in the 62nd minute to give his team a 2–0 lead and apparently send them into a quarter-final meeting with Croatia. However Turkey came back and scored three goals in the last fifteen minutes and, despite Jan Koller getting Turkish goalkeeper Volkan Demirel sent off in second half injury time, Turkey advanced instead.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2004 Toyota Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Bulgaria 2–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 17 October 2007 Allianz Arena, München, Germany  Germany 0–3 0–3 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. 15 June 2008 Stade de Genève, Genève, Switzerland  Turkey 2–0 2–3 UEFA Euro 2008
4. 10 October 2009 Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Poland 2–0 2–0 FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying
5. 25 March 2011 Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain  Spain 0–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
6. 3 September 2011 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 1–1 2–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying


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