Radoslav Látal

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Radoslav Látal
Personal information
Full name Radoslav Látal
Date of birth (1970-01-06) 6 January 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Košice (Manager)
Youth career
1977–1987 Sigma Olomouc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Sigma Olomouc 35 (1)
1989–1990 Dukla Prague 41 (2)
1991–1994 Sigma Olomouc 87 (10)
1994–2001 Schalke 04 187 (14)
2001 Sigma Olomouc 15 (1)
2002–2005 Baník Ostrava 86 (5)
National team
1991–1993[1] Czechoslovakia 11 (2)
1994–2001[1] Czech Republic 47 (1)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Fotbal Frýdek-Místek
2008–2009 SFC Opava
2010–2012 FK Baník Sokolov
2012 Baník Ostrava
2013– Košice
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Radoslav Látal (born 6 January 1970) is a former Czech football player and current football manager of MFK Košice.[2]

He played for the Czech Republic, for which he appeared in 47 matches and participated at the Euro 1996 and Euro 2000.[3] On 11 June 2000, in a bizarre twist, he was dismissed by referee Pierluigi Collina in the dying seconds of the Czechs' Euro 2000 game against the Netherlands. Látal, who had already been substituted in that match, was punished for what were perceived to be inappropriate words, following Collina's decision to award the Dutch a last-minute penalty.[4]

Látal also played for Czechoslovakia at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.[5]

At a club level, Látal began to play football in SK Sigma Olomouc, where he also played most of his Gambrinus liga career. In 1994 he moved to Germany to play for FC Schalke 04, where he stayed until 2001. In 2002, Látal moved to FC Baník Ostrava and was a member of the squad in the 2003–04 season, when Baník won the league title. He also won the Czech Cup with Baník in 2005. After that season, he ended his professional career.

He became manager of SFC Opava in 2008 and went on to Sokolov in September 2010.[2] In March 2012 he signed a contract at Baník Ostrava lasting until summer 2013, taking over from Pavel Malura.[6] He was fired from FC Baník Ostrava in October 2012 due to a run of bad results that put his team on the last place of Gambrinus Liga.

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • UEFA Team of the Tournament (1): UEFA Euro 1996
  • Gambrinus liga Best eleven of the season (1): 2003–04
  • 10th best Czech footballer of the decade (1993–03) by the fans poll [7]
  • In 2010 was chosen as a member of All stars team SK Sigma Olomouc of all time by the club fans.

Club[edit]

Schalke 04
FC Baník Ostrava
Dukla Prague

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Radoslav Latal - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ a b "Radoslav Látal" (in Czech). iDNES.cz. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Radoslav Látal international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
  4. ^ "De Boer on the spot for Dutch". UEFA.com. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Radoslav LátalFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Ostrava mění trenéra, Maluru nahradil bývalý reprezentant Látal". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nedvěd se stal fotbalistou desetiletí" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 28 May 2003. Retrieved 11 April 2012.