Tomáš Galásek

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Tomáš Galásek
Tomas Galasek.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder / Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1979–1991 Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Baník Ostrava 121 (9)
1996–2000 Willem II 110 (12)
2000–2006 Ajax 154 (24)
2006–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 65 (4)
2008 Banik Ostrava 14 (0)
2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 15 (0)
2009–2011 FSV Erlangen-Bruck 23 (2)
Total 502 (51)
National team
1994–1996 Czech Republic U21 15 (6)
1995–2008 Czech Republic 69 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:33, 31 August 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:33, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Tomáš Galásek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈɡalaːsɛk]; born 15 January 1973 in Frýdek-Místek) is a former Czech football player. He was a holding midfielder who was also strong as a centre back.

Career[edit]

Galásek started his career with Banik Ostrava in 1991, before moving to Willem II Tilburg in 1997. With Willem II, he reached an historic fifth place in Eredivisie, which meant UEFA Cup qualification for the first time in 30 years. Since then, he played 4 UEFA Cup matches. In 1998–99, Willem II exceeded the previous year's performance, finishing second in the league. For the first time in history, Willem II qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In that competition, Galásek played five matches for Willem II. Galásek moved to Ajax in the summer of 2000. With Ajax, he won the national championship twice and the national cup once and played 26 times in the Champions League.

Since 2006, he played for 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga, after signing a two year deal with German club. On 15 August 2008, he moved back to Banik Ostrava. On 19 December, he signed a contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In July 2009, he retired from professional football[1][2] but made a comeback in the Bayernliga on 31 August 2009 when he signed for FSV Erlangen-Bruck.

International[edit]

In 1995, he debuted in the Czech Republic national football team and was part the team in the semi-final of the Euro 2004. Until May 2007, he recorded over 50 caps for his country. He took part in the 2006 FIFA World Cup as captain of the Czech team.

In June 2008, after a loss to Turkey at UEFA Euro 2008, he left the national team and ended his international career.

Club career statistics[edit]

[3]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Czechoslovakia League
1991–92 Baník Ostrava First League 10 0
1992–93 30 1
Czech Republic League
1993–94 Baník Ostrava Gambrinus liga 30 0
1994–95 25 3
1995–96 26 5
Netherlands League
1996–97 Willem II Eredivisie 16 0
1997–98 31 3
1998–99 32 5
1999–00 31 3
2000–01 Ajax Eredivisie 33 8
2001–02 23 1
2002–03 30 5
2003–04 29 4
2004–05 13 2
2005–06 26 4
Germany League
2006–07 1. FC Nürnberg Bundesliga 32 2
2007–08 31 2
Czech Republic League
2008–09 Baník Ostrava Gambrinus liga 14 0
Germany League
2008–09 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 15 0
2009–10 FSV Erlangen-Bruck Bayernliga 16 1
2010–11 7 1
Country Czechoslovakia 40 1
Czech Republic 95 8
Netherlands 264 35
Germany 101 6
Total 494 49

Honours[edit]

AFC Ajax
1. FC Nürnberg

Personal[edit]

Galasek settled with his family in Greater Nuremberg and lives in Eckental.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unauffällig und konstant" (in German). Borussia.de. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Abschied mit Tom und Melissa" (in German). RP-Online. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Tomáš Galásek at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ Roser, Philipp (24 September 2012). "Tschechische Nationalelf rief Ex-Kapitän Galasek" [Czech national team called former captain Galasek] (in German). Nürnberger Zeitung. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danny Blind
Ajax captain
1999-2001
Succeeded by
Cristian Chivu
Preceded by
Rafael van der Vaart
Ajax captain
2004-2005
Succeeded by
Julien Escudé
Preceded by
Julien Escudé
Ajax captain
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Jaap Stam
Preceded by
Pavel Nedvěd
Czech Republic captain
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Tomáš Rosický