Nedvěd playing for the Czech Republic in 2006
|Full name||Pavel Nedvěd|
|Date of birth||30 August 1972|
|Place of birth||Cheb, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Pavel Nedvěd (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpavɛl ˈnɛdvjɛt] ( ), born 30 August 1972) is a retired Czech footballer who played as a midfielder. He is one of the most successful players to emerge from the Czech Republic, winning accolades with Lazio and Juventus (including the last Cup Winners' Cup). Nedvěd was a key member of the Czech team which reached the final of UEFA Euro 1996, during which he attracted international attention, and captained the national team at the Euro 2004. Known for his speed, endurance, dribbling, shooting and goal-scoring, Nedvěd was nicknamed Furia Ceca ("Czech Fury") by Italian fans and The Czech cannon in English-language media.
Winning the Ballon d'Or as European Footballer of the Year in 2003, Nedvěd was the second Czech player to receive the honour and the first since the breakup of Czechoslovakia. During his career Nedvěd received a number of other individual awards, including the second Golden Foot award in 2004, Czech Footballer of the Year (four times) and the Golden Ball (six times). He retired following the 2008–09 season, after a 19-year professional career. Nedvěd played 501 league matches at the club level (scoring 110 goals), and was capped 91 times for the Czech Republic (scoring 18 times).
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Career statistics
- 6 Honours
- 7 Publications
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Born in Cheb and raised in nearby Skalná, Nedvěd began his football career in his native Czechoslovakia. A football fan from an early age, he began playing for his hometown club Tatran Skalna in 1977 at age five. Nedvěd moved on to Rudá Hvězda Cheb in 1985, playing one season before spending five years with Skoda Plzeň. He played one season for Dukla Prague in 1991 before joining city rivals Sparta Prague in 1992. With Sparta, Nedvěd won one Czechoslovak First League title, two Gambrinus liga titles and a Czech Cup. His performance at Euro 1996, including a goal in the group-stage match against Italy, attracted attention; despite a verbal agreement with PSV Eindhoven, Nedvěd moved from Sparta Prague to the Italian Serie A team Lazio in 1996.
Nedvěd scored his first league goal for Lazio against Cagliari on 20 October 1996, finishing the 1996–97 season with seven goals. He became an integral part of the side, scoring four goals in three matches early in the 1997–98 season. The club had a 24-game unbeaten streak from November 1997 to April 1998, ending with a league match against Juventus in which Nedvěd was sent off. That season, Lazio won the 1997–98 Coppa Italia and reached the final of the 1997–98 UEFA Cup. Nedvěd and Lazio began the 1998–99 season with a victory in the Supercoppa Italiana, Nedvěd scoring as the club defeated Juventus 2–1. He played a role in Lazio's road to the last-ever Cup Winners' Cup, scoring against Lausanne in the first round and in both legs of Lazio's 7–0 aggregate quarterfinal victory over Panionios. In the 1999 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, Nedvěd scored the decisive goal against Mallorca for Lazio's 2–1 win. This proved to be the last goal of the tournament, which was later discontinued.
Nedvěd was one of the ten highest-paid footballers in the Italian league in 1999. He played in the 1999 UEFA Super Cup against Manchester United at the beginning of the season, where Lazio won the match by a single goal. The club went on to win the Serie A title and Coppa Italia, completing a domestic double in 2000 with Nedvěd's help; he won the Supercoppa Italiana with Lazio for a second time in 2000. With Siniša Mihajlović, Nedvěd was one of two Lazio players sent off in the quarterfinal of the December 2000 Coppa Italia; the defending champions lost 5–3 on aggregate to Udinese. Nedvěd played UEFA Champions League football with Lazio, scoring against Real Madrid in a 2–2 draw in the second group stage before the Italian side were eliminated. In Lazio's final Champions League match of the season, Nedvěd was criticised by Leeds United manager David O'Leary for a challenge on Alan Maybury (although the referee did not call a foul) and he received a three-match suspension from European competition from UEFA.
Despite Nedvěd's signing a new four-year contract with Lazio in April 2001, the club tried to sell him and teammate Juan Sebastián Verón that summer; this triggered fan protests against club president Sergio Cragnotti. The players were ultimately sold to Juventus and Manchester United, respectively.
After five seasons with Lazio, Nedvěd was speculatively linked to several clubs (including Manchester United and Chelsea) before moving to Juventus in 2001 for €41 million. At Juventus he replaced Zinedine Zidane, who had transferred to Spain's Real Madrid that summer. Nedvěd was a regular on Juventus' 2001–02 and 2002–03 Scudetto-winning teams. Although he was a substantial part of the club's championship season in 2003, he was also the subject of controversy. Nedvěd quit the Italian Footballers' Association in protest of the union's limit on non-EU players; his native Czech Republic did not become an EU member until 2004. Although he was instrumental in leading Juventus to the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final against Milan, he had to sit out the final because of an accumulation of yellow cards after his semifinal booking for a foul on Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman.
In December 2003, Nedvěd was named World Footballer of the Year by World Soccer. Later that month he won the European Footballer of the Year award over Thierry Henry and Paolo Maldini, the second Czech to win the award (after Josef Masopust in 1962). Nedvěd received further recognition in his home country when he won the 2004 Golden Ball, awarded by Czech sportswriters, for the fifth time in seven years.
The 2004–05 season was frustrating for the midfielder, who was sidelined for two months by knee and head injuries and first considered retirement in April 2005. Although Juventus won Serie A titles that year and in 2006, the titles were revoked after the Calciopoli match fixing scandal. After the 2005–06 season, which ended with Juventus' relegation from Serie A despite its first-place finish, many stars (such as Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram) left the club and the remaining players' future was uncertain. After the World Cup Nedvěd dispelled rumours about his departure by reiterating his desire to help Juventus regain promotion to Serie A, citing his family and his commitment to the club as reasons for his decision. He received a five-game ban after a red card against Genoa in December 2006, and repeated his threat to retire. However, he remained with the club until the end of the season and scored 11 league goals in the 2006–07 Serie B.
For the 2007–08 season, Juventus again played in Serie A. Nedvěd played frequently for the Bianconeri, contributing as the team's first-choice left winger and scoring two goals that season. He was again controversial, with his November 2007 tackle of Internazionale midfielder Luís Figo breaking the Portuguese player's fibula. In April 2008, Nedvěd was hospitalised overnight for a concussion sustained in a collision with Roberto Guana during a match against Palermo.
Nedvěd scored Juventus' first league goal of the 2008–09 season in a 1–1 away draw with Fiorentina, and scored twice against Bologna in a 2–1 away win in October. On 26 February 2009, Nedvěd announced that he would retire at the end of 2008–09 season to spend more time with his family. On 10 March 2009, Nedvěd was substituted due to injury after 12 minutes of the Champions League last-16 second leg match against Chelsea. Due to his impending retirement and his club's 3–2 loss on aggregate, it was his last European game for Juventus. Nedvěd retired at the end of the season, captaining the final match against former team Lazio and setting up Vincenzo Iaquinta's goal for a 2–0 victory.
Nedvěd ran the Prague Half Marathon in 2010 (his first race at the distance), finishing the course in 1:49:44. He ran the 2012 Prague Marathon in a time of 3:50:02 for the 42-km course. Exor (the Agnelli family's investment company) nominated Nedvěd for a seat on the Juventus board of directors on 12 October 2010; he joined the board on 27 October 2012, and remains a member. Nedvěd was named International Personality at the 2012 FAI International Football Awards in February. In January 2013, Nedvěd was banned from attending Serie A games for three weeks after he insulted referee Paolo Valeri during Juventus' game against Sampdoria.
Nedvěd began playing for Czechoslovak national youth teams in 1988, representing his country in the under-15 age group before progressing to 16, 17 and 18. In 1992 he made his first appearance on the under-21 team, playing seven times between 1992 and 1993.
The midfielder debuted for the re-formed Czech national team in June 1994 in a 3–1 win over the Republic of Ireland. His first major tournament was Euro 1996, where he scored his first senior international goal and helped his team reach the final.
The Czech Republic were not expected to make an impact against the favoured German side in their opening match; Nedvěd missed two scoring chances and was one of ten players to receive a yellow card as Germany won 2–0. He contributed defensively, however, clearing a goal-bound shot from Christian Ziege off the line.
Nedvěd scored his first senior international goal in his nation's Group C match against Italy, putting the Czech Republic in the lead 1–0 after four minutes. Although Italy scored an equaliser during the first half, they were reduced to ten men and the Czech Republic scored again before halftime for a 2–1 win. Nedvěd played in the third group match, against Russia, getting his second yellow card of the tournament as the Czechs tied 3–3 to advance to the knockout stage.
Due to a suspension, Nedvěd missed the Czech Republic's quarterfinal game against Portugal; however, the Czechs won in his absence and progressed. In the semifinal match against France, Nedvěd was named man of the match as the Czech Republic advanced to the final after a penalty shoot–out when he scored his team's second penalty shot. He and the Czech Republic team lost 2–1 in the final to Germany, who scored a golden goal.
Before Euro 2000, Nedvěd was unable to train normally due to an ankle injury. The Czechs' first match (against the Netherlands) saw him and international teammate Jan Koller hit the woodwork without scoring, before the Dutch scored a controversial penalty shot for the win. In the second match, against France, he was fouled; the Czech penalty was converted by Karel Poborský to even the score 1–1. Despite two shots on goal, Nedvěd could not beat French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez and France won the match 2–1. He played in the third group match, against Denmark; despite the Czechs' 2–0 victory, the team was eliminated from the tournament. After Euro 2000, Nedvěd took over the national-team captaincy from Jiří Němec.
Nedvěd was instrumental in the Euro 2004 group stage match against the Netherlands. Two goals down after 19 minutes, he gave a man-of-the-match performance as the Czechs rebounded to win 3–2. Nine players (including Nedvěd) were rested for the group match against Germany, with the Czechs already qualified for the knockout stage. He received a yellow card, upheld on appeal, in the quarterfinal match against Denmark; this meant that Nedvěd would miss the final if he received another yellow card in the semifinal against Greece. However, Greece defeated the Czech Republic and Nedvěd was substituted after a knee injury. After their exit from the tournament, Nedvěd announced his retirement from the national team; he was named to the Team of the Tournament with countrymen Petr Čech and Milan Baroš.
2006 World Cup
The midfielder was persuaded by coach Karel Brückner and his teammates to come out of international retirement in time for the World Cup qualification playoffs against Norway, in which the Czech Republic qualified for the final tournament for the first time since the breakup of Czechoslovakia. Although Nedvěd's World Cup participation was jeopardised by a June knee injury, he was able to play.
The Czechs won the first match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup 3–0 against the United States, but key players were injured; they lost their next two group matches against Ghana and eventual winners Italy, finishing third in their group. Nedvěd's apparent goal at the beginning of the second half in the match against Ghana was ruled offside. His shots on goal against Italy were saved by Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon. Nedvěd again announced his retirement from the international scene before the August 2006 friendly match against Serbia and Montenegro, in which he made his 91st (and final) appearance. He refused to reverse his decision before Euro 2008, despite requests from teammates and Brückner.
Style of play
Nedvěd was nicknamed Furia Ceca by Italian fans, who noted his skill, consistency and verve. In the English-language media, he was called "the Czech cannon". A left midfielder, Nedvěd was an able two-footed player known for his long-range goals. Lazio boss Sven-Göran Eriksson described him as "an atypical midfielder, totally complete".
Nedvěd's parents' names are Václav and Anna, and he has lived with his wife Ivana since 1992. The couple have two children, named Ivana and Pavel after their parents. Nedvěd's 2010 autobiography was published in Italian as La mia vita normale: di corsa tra rivoluzione, Europa, e pallone d'oro. It was translated into Czech as Můj obyčejný život and released in the Czech Republic in 2011.
|1991–92||Dukla Prague||First League||19||3||–||19||3|
|Czech Republic||League||Czech Cup||Europe||Total|
|1993–94||Sparta Prague||Gambrinus liga||23||3||4||0||27||3|
- includes one match in the European Super Cup for Lazio against Manchester United.
|Czech Republic national team|
- Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first.
|1||14 June 1996||Anfield, Liverpool||Italy||1–0||2–1||Euro 1996|
|2||18 September 1996||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Malta||2–0||6–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|3||17 December 1997||King Fahd II Stadium, Riyadh||United Arab Emirates||2–0||6–1||1997 Confederations Cup|
|5||14 October 1998||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Estonia||1–0||4–1||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|6||4 September 1999||Žalgiris Stadium, Vilnius||Lithuania||1–0||4–0||Euro 2000 qualifying|
|8||26 March 2000||Generali Arena, Prague||Israel||1–0||4–1||Friendly|
|10||7 October 2000||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Iceland||3–0||4–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
|12||24 March 2001||Windsor Park, Belfast||Northern Ireland||1–0||1–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
|13||15 August 2001||Sportovní areál, Drnovice||South Korea||1–0||5–0||Friendly|
|14||6 October 2001||Generali Arena, Prague||Bulgaria||2–0||6–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
|16||2 April 2003||Toyota Arena, Prague||Austria||1–0||4–0||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|17||6 September 2003||Dinamo Stadium, Minsk||Belarus||1–1||3–1||Euro 2004 qualifying|
|18||6 June 2006||Toyota Arena, Prague||Trinidad and Tobago||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
- Sparta Prague
- Czechoslovak First League (1): 1992–93
- Czech Republic Football League (2): 1993–94, 1994–95
- Czech Cup (1): 1996
- Serie A (1): 1999–2000
- Coppa Italia (2): 1997–98, 1999–2000
- Supercoppa Italiana (2): 1998, 2000
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1998–99
- UEFA Super Cup (1): 1999
- UEFA Cup Runner-up (1): 1997–98
- Serie A (2): 2001–02, 2002–03
- Supercoppa Italiana (2): 2002, 2003
- Serie B (1): 2006–07
- UEFA Champions League Runner-up (1): 2002–03
- Czech Republic
- Golden Ball (Czech Republic) (6): 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009
- Největší Čech (List of Greatest Czechs): 41st place
- Czech Footballer of the Year (4): 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004
- ESM Team of the Year (2): 2000–01, 2002–03
- Sportsperson of the Year of the Czech Republic (1): 2003
- Serie A Footballer of the Year (1): 2003
- Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (1): 2003
- UEFA Club Best Midfielder of ther Year (1): 2002–03
- World Soccer Awards Player of the Year (1): 2003
- Ballon d'Or (1): 2003
- UEFA Team of the Year (3): 2003, 2004, 2005
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament (1): 2004
- Golden Foot (1): 2004
- FIFA 100: 2004
- FAI International Football Awards – International Personality (1): 2012
- (2010) La mia vita normale : di corsa tra rivoluzione, Europa, e pallone d'oro
- (2011) Můj obyčejný život
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