Michal Kadlec

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Michal Kadlec
Personal information
Full name Michal Kadlec
Date of birth (1984-12-13) 13 December 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Vyškov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
1991–1993 SV Alsenborn
1993–1998 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1998–2001 1. FC Slovácko
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 1. FC Slovácko 34 (1)
2005–2008 Sparta Prague 95 (7)
2008–2013 Bayer Leverkusen 128 (8)
2013– Fenerbahçe 9 (2)
National team
2002 Czech Republic U18 7 (0)
2002–2003 Czech Republic U19 10 (0)
2004–2007 Czech Republic U21 26 (1)
2007– Czech Republic 55 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Michal Kadlec (born 13 December 1984) is a Czech footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe.[1] His father Miroslav was a former Czechoslovakia footballer who played eight years in the Bundesliga in Germany, due to which Michal spent his childhood there.

Early life[edit]

Kadlec was born in 1984 in Vyškov. After his father, Miroslav Kadlec, joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1990, the family moved to Germany in the Kaiserslautern area. Kadlec learned German in kindergarten[2] before he went to school a year later. After his time in Grundschule, he went to the Gymnasium.

In 1998, Kadlec's father signed for FK Drnovice and so he returned to the Czech Republic.


Kadlec started his professional career in 1. FC Slovácko and made his debut in a match against Baník Ostrava. In 2005 he joined Sparta Prague.

Michal Kadlec, played for Bayer Leverkusen

On 17 November 2007, Kadlec was called up to the Czech national team for a game against Slovakia, and made his debut in a 3–1 victory (scoring an own goal). He scored his first goal in a win over Scotland on 30 May 2008 (also 3–1).

On 16 June 2012, against Poland in the European Championship, Kadlec headed a ball off the line in the dying seconds, preserving the Czech National Team's spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The strike had beaten goalkeeper Petr Čech and appeared to be headed to the inside of the far post. Had a goal been scored Poland would have ensured a draw, and the Czech team would have been eliminated from the tournament.

On 14 June 2013 he joined Fenerbahçe for €4.5 million transfer fee in 3 years contract[3] worth €2.1 million per-season.[4]


Sparta Prague
Michal Kadlec with National Team kit

Czech Republic goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 2008 Prague, Czech Republic  Scotland 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 29 March 2011 České Budějovice, Czech Republic  Liechtenstein 2–0 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
3. 3 September 2011 Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 2–2 Draw UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
4. 6 September 2011 Prague, Czech Republic  Ukraine 4–0 Win Friendly
5. 6 September 2011 Prague, Czech Republic  Ukraine 4–0 Win Friendly
6. 11 October 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania  Lithuania 1–4 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
7. 11 October 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania  Lithuania 1–4 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
8. 1 June 2012 Prague, Czech Republic  Hungary 1–2 Loss Friendly


On 11 July 2013, EA Sports announced that they had featured Kadlec on the Czech cover of FIFA 14, alongside global cover star Lionel Messi.[5]


  1. ^ "Kadlec, Michal" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kadlec: The need to grow up". FIFA.com. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Futbolcu Michal Kadlec'in transferi konusunda Kulübü ve kendisi ile anlaşmaya varılmıştır. Turkish Stock Exchange (Turkish)
  4. ^ "Fenerbahce complete Michal Kadlec transfer from Bayer Leverkusen - Financial Details". Turkish-football.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Na obalu populárního fotbalu FIFA 14 je český hráč Michal Kadlecb". idnes.cz (in Czech). 11 July 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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