|Full name||Pavel Srníček|
|Date of birth||10 March 1968|
|Place of birth||Ostrava, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Sparta Prague
|1977–1982||TJ Viktorie Bohumín|
|1982–1985||TJ ŽD Bohumín|
|2004||→ West Ham United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004||West Ham United||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, notably remembered for his time in England, spent mostly with Newcastle United, as well as Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United. He also played in Italy for Brescia and AS Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar and in his native country for Banik Ostrava.
Born in Ostrava, Srníček was originally signed by Newcastle in December 1990 on loan from Banik Ostrava by manager Jim Smith, who left within months to be succeeded by Ossie Ardiles - by this time his transfer had been made permanent, and he was soon established as the club's first-choice goalkeeper after the appointment of Kevin Keegan as manager in February 1992. He was a key player in the team that won promotion to the FA Premier League as Division One champions in 1992-93, and quickly established themselves as a top side, not finishing outside the top six in any of the next four seasons. He almost collected a title medal in 1995-96, when Newcastle had led the league by 10 points at Christmas, only to be overhauled by Manchester United during the final three months of the season.
He later faced competition from Shaka Hislop for the number 1 jersey, but injury to Hislop enabled Srníček to keep his place. In 1997, Newcastle signed Shay Given, and after making only one appearance for the club that season, Srníček returned to his old club before coming back to the Premier League with Sheffield Wednesday. He had relative success with Wednesday before being released by the club in 2000.
Srníček made a return to Newcastle on 29 September 2006, signing a short-term deal until the end of the year as cover for the injured Shay Given. Srníček did not appear for Newcastle until Saturday 23 December, when Newcastle defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1. Srníček was brought on for Given, who had pulled his groin in the 87th minute, and received a tremendous reception from the Newcastle crowd as he came on. On 23 December 2006, after making his second appearance for the club, he signed a new contract running until the end of the season. On 16 May 2007, following Sam Allardyce's appointment as Manager of Newcastle United, he was told his contract would not be renewed, and he subsequently retired.
He has since begun the Srníček school of goalkeeping in Czech Republic offering youngsters from around the world to learn from his unique coaching styles. He is also involved in a number of charity organisations.
On 4 January 2012, Sparta Prague confirmed the appointment of Srníček to their coaching staff.
- "Srníček makes return to Newcastle". BBC Sport. 2006-09-29. Retrieved September 29, 2006.
- "Match Formations". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
- Fletcher, Paul (2006-12-23). "Newcastle 3–1 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2006.
- "Sky Sports – Football – Premier League – Newcastle United". Sky Sports.
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- Smith, Mark (4 January 2012). "Shakeup at Sparta Praha". The Prague Post. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- Pavel Srníček international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
- Pavel Srníček career stats at Soccerbase