Václav Pilař

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Václav Pilař
Vaclav Pilar Euro 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Václav Pilař
Date of birth (1988-10-13) 13 October 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Viktoria Plzeň
Number 6
Youth career
2006–2008 Hradec Králové
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Hradec Králové 64 (12)
2011–2012 Viktoria Plzeň (loan) 25 (7)
2012–2014 VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
2013 SC Freiburg (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Viktoria Plzeň (loan) 16 (2)
2014– Viktoria Plzeň[1] 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Czech Republic U18 9 (1)
2006–2007 Czech Republic U19 10 (0)
2010 Czech Republic U21 1 (0)
2011– Czech Republic 19 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Václav Pilař (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslaf ˈpɪlar̝̊]) (born 13 October 1988) is a Czech football player who plays for Viktoria Plzeň. He has also been capped internationally for the Czech Republic.

Club career[edit]

Pilař joined Plzeň on loan from Hradec Králové at the beginning of the 2011–12 Czech First League season.[2]

After refusing to sign a contract with Plzeň in November 2011, Pilař was reported to have signed a contract with German side VfL Wolfsburg.[2] In January 2012, it was announced that Pilař would join VfL Wolfsburg in the summer but would be staying in the Czech Republic in the lead up to the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.[3]

He was injured in the summer of 2012 and didn't play a single match for Wolfsburg during the 2012–13 season.[4] In the summer of 2013, Pilař joined Freiburg on loan.[5] Having been out for 14 months, Pilař returned to action in an October 2013 friendly match for Freiburg against 2. Bundesliga side Sandhausen.[6]

International career[edit]

Pilař made his debut for the Czech Republic on 4 June 2011. He scored his first senior international goal against Montenegro in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-offs in November 2011.[7]

He scored the Czech Republic's first goal in their opening game of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament against Russia when they were 2–0 down.[8] In the second match of the tournament, Pilař scored the winning goal in the 2–1 victory against Greece, earning the Man of the match accolade in the process.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2014

Season Club League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008-2010 Czech 2. Liga FC Hradec Králové 36 9 0 0 0 0 36 9
2010–11 Czech First League FC Hradec Králové 28 3 0 0 0 0 28 3
2011–12 Czech First League Viktoria Plzeň 25 7 0 0 14 3 39 10
2012–13 Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Bundesliga SC Freiburg 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2014–15 Czech First League Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 0 0 2 1 8 2
Career Total 101 20 0 0 16 4 117 24

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 November 2011 Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Montenegro
1–0
2–0
UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification play-offs
2. 8 June 2012 Municipal Stadium, Wrocław, Poland  Russia
1–2
1–4
UEFA Euro 2012
3. 12 June 2012  Greece
2–0
2–1
4. 9 September 2014 Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Netherlands
2–1
2–1
UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification
5. 28 March 2015 Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic  Latvia
1–1
1–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilař se do Wolfsburgu nevrátí, Plzeň na něj uplatnila opci na přestup, iDNES.cz, Retrieved 8 December 2014 (Czech)
  2. ^ a b "Plzeň vyřadila z kádru Pilaře, záložník už se upsal Wolfsburgu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pilař přestoupí do Wolfsburgu v létě, přesto mu Plzeň nabídla smlouvu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pilař teď už může v Hradci Kralové fandit fotbalistům Plzně" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Freiburg loan Pilař from Wolfsburg". UEFA.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Návrat po zranění. Pilař si po čtrnáctiměsíční pauze zahrál zápas" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Krásný gól, říkal Pilař. Jeho ránu loni odnesla Sparta, teď Černá Hora" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Russia 4 Czech Republic 1". BBC Sport. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Perfect Pilař picks up Man of the Match prize". UEFA.com. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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