Martin Latka

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Martin Latka
Martin Latka 2013 in Esens.jpeg
Personal information
Full name Martin Latka
Date of birth (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Slavia Praha
Number 28
Youth career
1990–1992 Tatran Hluboká nad Vltavou
1992–2002 SK České Budějovice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 SK Dynamo České Budějovice 2 (3)
2003–2008 Slavia Prague 102 (8)
2006 Birmingham City (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2011 Panionios 45 (3)
2011–2013 SK Slavia Praha 33 (4)
2013–2014 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 (2)
2014- SK Slavia Praha
National team
2004–2007 Czech Republic U21 25 (1)
2012– Czech Republic 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2014–03–16.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2012–11–15

Martin Latka (born 28 September 1984) is a Czech footballer who currently plays as central defender for Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Club career[edit]

He began his career with SK Dynamo České Budějovice, joining Slavia Prague in 2003. In 2005 he won the Talent of the Year award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards.[1] On 30 January 2006, he joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season. He played six full games. However, in that season Birmingham were relegated and Latka returned to Slavia.

In January 2009, Latka joined Panionios. In 2011, he returned to Slavia Prague.

In January 2013, he was transferred to Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf, signing a one-and-a-half year contract with the German club. After a year and a half at Fortuna Düsseldorf, Martin Latka's contract was not extended in May of 2014. The defender made a return to SK Slavia Prague.[2]

International career[edit]

Although he won the Czech Talent of the Year award in 2005 and was a regular in Czech U21 setup, he wasn't called up to the senior national team for a long time. He made is national debut in November 2012 in a friendly match against Slovakia as late as at the age of 28.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historie ankety Fotbalista roku" (in Czech). ČMFS. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fortuna verstärkt sich mit Martin Latka" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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