Czech Republic national football team

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Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Fotbalová asociace
České republiky
(FAČR)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Karel Jarolím
Captain Tomáš Rosický
Most caps Petr Čech (124)
Top scorer Jan Koller (55)
Home stadium Eden Arena
FIFA code CZE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 33 Increase 1 (15 September 2016)
Highest 2 (September 1999; January–May 2000; April–May 2005; January–May 2006)
Lowest 67 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 40 (26 September 2016)
Highest 1 (June 2004, June 2005)
Lowest 41 (6 September 2016)
First international
 Hungary 2–1 Bohemia Kingdom of Bohemia
(Budapest, Hungary; 5 April 1903)
As the Czech Republic:
 Turkey 1–4 Czech Republic 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
 Czech Republic 7–0 San Marino 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 7 October 2006)
 Czech Republic 7–0 San Marino 
(Uherské Hradiště, Czech Rep.; 9 Sep 2009)
Biggest defeat

  Switzerland 3–0 Czech Republic 
(Zürich, Switzerland; 20 April 1994)
 Norway 3–0 Czech Republic 
(Oslo, Norway; 10 August 2011)

 Russia 4–1 Czech Republic 
(Wrocław, Poland; 8 June 2012)
 Czech Republic 0–3 Denmark 
(Olomouc, Czech Republic; 22 March 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 9 (First in 1934)
Best result Runners-up, 1934 and 1962[1]
European Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 1960)
Best result Champions, 1976[2]
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1997)
Best result Third Place, 1997

The Czech Republic national football team (Czech: Česká fotbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, the governing body for football in the Czech Republic. Historically, the team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia, Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia, finishing second at the 1934 and 1962 World Cups and winning the European Championship in 1976.[1][2]

The national team was founded in 1901, existing under the previously mentioned names before the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1992. Their first international competition as the Czech Republic was the UEFA Euro 1996, where they finished runners-up, and they have taken part in every European Championship since. Following the separation, however, they have only featured in one FIFA World Cup, the 2006 tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round of the competition.

History[edit]

Before World War I, Bohemia, the present-day western half of the Czech Republic, while part of Austria–Hungary, played seven matches between 1903 and 1908, six of them against Hungary and one against England. Bohemia also played a match against Yugoslavia, Ostmark and Germany in 1939 while being the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

When the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia, the national team had runner-up finishes in World Cups (1934, 1962) and a European Championship win in 1976.

The 1990s[edit]

When Czechoslovakia split and reformed into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic national team was formed, and they played their first friendly match away to Turkey, winning 4–1, on 23 February 1994. The newly formed team played their first home game in Ostrava, against Lithuania, in which they registered their first home win, a 5–3 victory.

Their first competitive match was part of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying campaign, in which they defeated Malta 6–1 in Ostrava. During the campaign, the Czech Republic registered six wins, three draws, and an embarrassing defeat against Luxembourg, finishing their qualifying Group 5 in first place, above favourites the Netherlands. In the final tournament, hosted by England, the Czechs progressed from the group stage, despite a 2–0 opening game defeat to Germany. They continued their good form, and progressed to the UEFA Euro 1996 final, where they lost 2–1 to the Germans at Wembley Stadium.

Given their success at Euro 1996, the Czechs were expected to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. They finished third in their qualifying group, however, behind Spain and Yugoslavia, and subsequently missed the tournament.

The 2000s[edit]

The Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2000, winning all ten of their group games and conceding just five goals.[3] In the finals the team were drawn in Group D, alongside 1998 FIFA World Cup winners France, co-hosts the Netherlands and UEFA Euro 1992 winners Denmark. This was considered to be the most difficult group to advance from in the tournament.[4] The team were unlucky in the first match against the Netherlands as they hit the woodwork multiple times before losing 1–0 to a last-minute penalty.[5] The Czechs lost their second match against eventual champions France 2–1 which eliminated them from advancing to the knockout round. Czech Republic managed a 2–0 win against Denmark in their final game courtesy of two goals from Vladimír Šmicer.[5]

Once again, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup, this time finishing second in their group, behind Denmark, and then being beaten 1–0 in both legs by Belgium in the UEFA play-offs for a place in the finals.

After the disappointment of the play-off defeat to Belgium, however, the fortunes of the national team began to change significantly with a settled team of star players at top European clubs, such as Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický, Milan Baroš, Marek Jankulovski and Tomáš Galásek together with the emergence of highly rated young goalkeeper Petr Čech. The team were unbeaten in 2002 and 2003, scoring 53 goals in 19 games and easily qualifying for Euro 2004 in the process. The Czech Republic went on a 20-game unbeaten streak, finally ended in Dublin on 31 March 2004 in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland.[6] The Czechs entered the Euro finals in Group D, dubbed the tournament's Group of Death alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia.[7] Despite going behind in all three group games, the team won them all. This included trailing 2–0 to the Netherlands in a classic 3–2 win and beating Germany in the final match with a much weakened team having already qualified.[8] The Czechs convincingly beat Denmark in the quarter-finals meaning a semi-final against Greece awaited them. The Czech Republic went into the semi-final against Greece as favourites and Tomáš Rosický hit the bar after just two minutes, Jan Koller had shots saved by the Greek goalkeeper and Pavel Nedvěd left the pitch injured in the end of the first half. It was not to be as the 90 minutes finished goalless and Greece won the game in the last minute of the first half of extra-time with a silver goal.[9] Greece would go on to win the tournament.

Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup.

The Czech Republic recorded their record win during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), thrashing Andorra 8–1 in a qualification match in Liberec. In the same match, Jan Koller became the all-time top scorer for the national team with his 35th international goal.[10] At the end of the campaign, after finishing in second place in Group 1 then defeating Norway in a playoff, the Czechs qualified for their first FIFA World Cup.[11] The team was boosted prior to the play-off matches by the return of Pavel Nedvěd,[12] who had initially retired from international football after Euro 2004. The squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany included 18 of the Euro 2004 team which reached the semi-finals. With the team ranked second in the world,[13] the Czechs were expected to do well. They started the tournament in fine form with a 3–0 win over the United States. During the game, however, Jan Koller was forced to leave with a hamstring injury,[14] putting him out of the tournament. In the next game, with the absent Koller and Milan Baroš still recovering from injury, the team suffered a shock loss, having Tomáš Ujfaluši sent off and ultimately losing 2–0 to Ghana.[13] Baroš returned for the final game against Italy which the Czechs had to win to progress. Once again, however, the team were reduced to ten men as Jan Polák was dismissed before half-time for two bookable offences.[14] Italy went on to win 2–0. Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský and Vratislav Lokvenc retired from the national team after this tournament.[15]

The disappointing World Cup campaign was followed by a successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, where they finished top of their group, above Germany on head-to-head records. The Czechs beat co-hosts Switzerland 1–0 in their opening game, before being beaten 3–1 by Portugal, this meant that they, and Turkey carried identical records going into the final group game. The Czechs took a 2–0 lead just past the hour mark and looked set to qualify. The Turks, however, scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to win the game 2–3,[16] and that signalled the end of another disappointing performance at a major tournament and the final match for coach Karel Brückner.

After the failure to impress at the European Championship, the Czechs faced World Cup qualification, being drawn in Group 3, under the guidance of coach Petr Rada. They started with a 0–0 away draw against Northern Ireland, which was followed by a poor performance against Poland, losing 2–1. A late goal from Libor Sionko won the next game 1–0 against Slovenia. This was followed by an unconvincing win against San Marino, and a goalless draw in Slovenia. In their following match, against neighbours Slovakia, a disastrous 2–1 defeat at home left the Czechs in a precarious qualifying position. Manager Petr Rada was dismissed and six players were suspended.[17] Ivan Hašek took temporary charge as manager,[18] gaining four points from his first two matches, as the team drew away to group leaders Slovakia and thrashed San Marino 7–0 in Uherské Hradiště. They subsequently beat Poland in Prague but followed this result with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland, finishing third in the group and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Hašek announced his immediate resignation.[19]

The 2010s[edit]

Czech Republic in 2014

A much changed team under new manager Michal Bílek entered the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The campaign began disastrously with a home loss to Lithuania. But an important win at home to Scotland was followed by wins against Liechtenstein. World champions Spain defeated the Czechs in between the Liechtenstein games, but the play-off spot was still in their hands. In the next game, a controversial last minute penalty from Michal Kadlec away to Scotland secured a 2–2 draw.[20] Despite Scotland winning their next two games and the Czechs again being defeated by Spain, the team could finish second if they could beat Lithuania away from home in the final game, assuming Spain would beat Scotland at home. Spain won 3–1 and the Czechs convincingly defeated Lithuania 4–1 to seal second spot and a place in the play-offs. The Czechs were drawn to face Montenegro in the two-legged play-off. A memorable goal from Václav Pilař and a last minute second from Tomáš Sivok helped the Czechs to a 2–0 first leg lead. In the second leg in Podgorica, a late goal from Petr Jiráček sealed a 1–0 win and the Czechs ran out 3–0 aggregate winners and qualified for Euro 2012.

At the tournament, the Czechs lost their opening game 4–1 to Russia, with their only goal coming from midfielder Václav Pilař. In their second match, against Greece, the Czech Republic went 2–0 up within the first six minutes thanks to goals from Petr Jiráček and a second from Pilař. Following the half-time substitution of captain Tomáš Rosický, Greece scored a second-half goal following a mistake from Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, although there were no more goals and the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament.[21] Going into their third and final group match, the Czech Republic needed at least a draw against co-hosts Poland to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament. A second-half strike by Jiráček proved the difference between the teams as the Czechs ran out 1–0 winners. Due to Greece beating Russia in the other group game, the Czech Republic subsequently finished top of Group A,[22] becoming the first team to ever win a group at the European Championships with a negative goal difference.[23] The Czech team faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. In a tense and cagey game of few chances, Portugal eventually made the breakthrough with 11 minutes remaining through a header from Cristiano Ronaldo to win the match 1–0 and eliminate the Czechs.

Due to the improved performance over Euro 2008 (as well as their previous World Cup qualification campaign), Bílek stayed on as coach, despite unrest amongst fans, and was tasked with qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.[24] The Czechs were drawn into UEFA Qualifying Group B along with Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta. The beginning of the campaign was stuttering,[24] with two goalless draws with Denmark and Bulgaria, paired with a narrow win against Malta, capping off their first three games. The team then had a setback in their fourth game, losing 0–3 to Denmark at home. The team was able to win against Armenia and draw with group leaders Italy, but lost to both Armenia and Italy in the rematches, greatly dimming their qualification hopes.[24] Bílek resigned[24] after the loss and was replaced with assistant coach Josef Pešice.[25] In their last two games with their new coach, the Czechs recorded wins over Malta and Bulgaria but lost to Italy, leaving them in third place and ending their qualification hopes. Pešice resigned as coach following the conclusion of qualifying.

Pavel Vrba, the well known coach of Viktoria Plzeň, was appointed as the team's new coach on the first day of 2014, ahead of Euro 2016 qualifying.[26] The Czech team, which was much changed from their disappointing World Cup campaign, was drawn into a tough[27] group for qualifying, namely Group A, along with 2014 World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands, Turkey, Iceland, Latvia and Kazakhstan. The Czech team began with a win, defeating group favourites Netherlands 2–1, and followed up with victories over Turkey, Kazakhstan and Iceland, leaving them as group leaders with maximum points after four matches. A draw at home against Latvia followed; nonetheless, the Czechs remained group leaders, and on 6 September 2015, the Czech Republic qualified for their sixth European Championship.

Record in major tournaments[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record Qualification Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
19301994 As  Czechoslovakia As  Czechoslovakia
France 1998 Did Not Qualify 10 5 1 4 16 6
South KoreaJapan 2002 12 6 2 4 20 10
Germany 2006 Group Stage 20th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Squad 14 11 0 3 37 12
South Africa 2010 Did Not Qualify 10 4 4 2 17 6
Brazil 2014 10 4 3 3 13 9
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Runners-up 9/20 3 1 0 2 3 4

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

UEFA European Championship record Qualification Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
19601992 As  Czechoslovakia As  Czechoslovakia
England 1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 7 8 Squad 10 6 3 1 21 6
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Squad 10 10 0 0 26 5
Portugal 2004 Semi-final 3rd 5 4 0 1 10 5 Squad 8 7 1 0 23 5
Austria Switzerland 2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6 Squad 12 9 2 1 27 5
Poland Ukraine 2012 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 0 2 4 6 Squad 10 6 1 3 15 8
France 2016 Group Stage 21st 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad 10 7 1 2 19 14
2020 To Be Determined
Total 1 Title 9/15 32 13 6 13 40 40

FIFA Confederations Cup record[edit]

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997 Third Place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 7 Squad
Mexico 1999 Did Not Qualify
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017
Qatar 2021 To Be Determined
Total Third Place 1/10 5 2 1 2 10 7

Honours[edit]

Major honours[edit]

FIFA World Cup
Runners up (2): 1934 and 1962 [1]
UEFA European Championship
Winners (1): 1976 [1]
Runners up (1): 1996
Third place (3):1960, 1980 and 2004
FIFA Confederations Cup
Third Place (1): 1997

Managers[edit]

Czech Republic Dušan Uhrin (1994–1997)
Slovakia Jozef Chovanec (1998–2001)
Czech Republic Karel Brückner (2001–2008)
Czech Republic Petr Rada (2008–2009)
Czech Republic František Straka (2009)
Czech Republic Ivan Hašek (2009)
Czech Republic Michal Bílek (2009–2013)
Czech Republic Josef Pešice (2013)
Czech Republic Pavel Vrba (2014–2016)

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Ten different cities hosted national team matches of the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2011.[33] The most commonly-used stadium is Generali Arena, the home stadium of AC Sparta Prague. As of 3 June 2014, the team has played 36 of 92 home matches there. Since 2012, competitive games have also been held Doosan Arena, Plzeň.

Stadia which have hosted Czech Republic international football matches:

Number of
matches
Stadium First international Last international
39 Generali Arena, Prague 26 April 1995 4 September 2016
20 Na Stínadlech, Teplice 18 September 1996 11 September 2012
9 Andrův stadion, Olomouc 25 March 1998 3 June 2014
7 Eden Arena, Prague 27 May 2008 5 June 2016
5 Bazaly, Ostrava 25 May 1994 16 August 2000
4 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec 4 June 2005 11 August 2010
3 Stadion Střelnice, Jablonec 4 September 1996 5 June 2009
3 Doosan Arena, Plzeň 12 October 2012 3 September 2015
2 Stadion Evžena Rošického, Prague 24 April 1996 18 August 2004
2 Sportovní areál, Drnovice 18 August 1999 15 August 2001
2 Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště 16 August 2006 9 September 2009
2 Stadion SSK Vítkovice, Ostrava 26 March 1996 13 November 2015
1 Stadion FC Bohemia Poděbrady, Poděbrady 26 February 1997
1 Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno 8 March 1995
1 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice 29 March 2011
1 Městský stadion, Mladá Boleslav 31 August 2016

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Czech Republic manager Karel Jarolim named his squad ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification games against  Germany on October 8, 2016 and  Azerbaijan on October 11, 2016. Three players will be added at a later date.

Caps and goals updated as of 4 September 2016 after the game against  Northern Ireland.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 27) 8 0 Switzerland Basel
1GK Jaroslav Drobný (1979-10-18) 18 October 1979 (age 36) 7 0 Germany Werder Bremen
1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague

2DF Tomáš Sivok (Captain) (1983-09-15) 15 September 1983 (age 33) 58 5 Turkey Bursaspor
2DF Theodor Gebre Selassie (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 29) 37 1 Germany Werder Bremen
2DF Marek Suchý (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 28) 29 1 Switzerland Basel
2DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 24) 23 2 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
2DF Filip Novák (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 26) 4 0 Denmark Midtjylland
2DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Belgium Genk

3MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 24) 28 5 Italy Bologna
3MF Bořek Dočkal (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 28) 25 6 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Milan Petržela (1983-06-19) 19 June 1983 (age 33) 17 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Jiří Skalák (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 24) 13 0 England Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF David Pavelka (1991-05-18) 18 May 1991 (age 25) 12 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa
3MF Tomáš Hořava (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 28) 5 2 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
3MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 24) 3 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
3MF Jan Sýkora (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec

4FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 24) 19 5 England Derby County
4FW Václav Kadlec (1992-05-20) 20 May 1992 (age 24) 13 3 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 20) 1 1 Italy Sampdoria

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic squad within the last twelve months:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Petr Čech RET (1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 34) 124 0 England Arsenal v. UEFA Euro 2016
GK Aleš Hruška (1985-11-23) 23 November 1985 (age 30) 0 0 Czech Republic Příbram v.  Sweden, 29 March 2016

DF Michal Kadlec (1984-12-13) 13 December 1984 (age 31) 67 8 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
DF Daniel Pudil (1985-09-27) 27 September 1985 (age 31) 34 2 England Sheffield Wednesday v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 23) 4 0 England Fulham v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
DF Lukáš Pokorný (1993-07-05) 5 July 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
DF Ondřej Zahustel (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 25) 3 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Armenia, 31 August 2016
DF David Limberský RET (1983-10-06) 6 October 1983 (age 32) 40 1 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň UEFA Euro 2016
DF Roman Hubník RET (1984-06-06) 6 June 1984 (age 32) 29 3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň UEFA Euro 2016
DF Václav Procházka (1984-05-08) 8 May 1984 (age 32) 15 0 Turkey Osmanlispor v.  Poland, 17 November 2015
DF Lukáš Bartošák (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Czech Republic Slovan Liberec v.  Poland, 17 November 2015

MF Vladimír Darida (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 26) 41 1 Germany Hertha BSC v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
MF Josef Šural (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 26) 15 1 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
MF Jan Kopic (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 26) 4 1 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
MF Martin Pospíšil (1991-06-26) 26 June 1991 (age 25) 3 0 Czech Republic Baumit Jablonec v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
MF Jakub Rada (1987-05-05) 5 May 1987 (age 29) 2 0 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav v.  Armenia, 31 August 2016
MF Tomáš Rosický (1980-10-04) 4 October 1980 (age 35) 105 23 Czech Republic Sparta Prague UEFA Euro 2016
MF Jaroslav Plašil RET (1982-01-05) 5 January 1982 (age 34) 103 7 France Bordeaux UEFA Euro 2016
MF Daniel Kolář (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 30) 29 2 Turkey Gaziantepspor UEFA Euro 2016
MF Lukáš Mareček (1990-04-17) 17 April 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Russia, 1 June 2016
MF Jan Kovařík (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 28) 0 0 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň UEFA Euro 2016 PRE
MF Kamil Vacek (1987-05-18) 18 May 1987 (age 29) 9 0 Israel Maccabi Haifa v.  Sweden, 29 March 2016

FW Tomáš Necid (1989-08-13) 13 August 1989 (age 27) 44 12 Turkey Bursaspor v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
FW Milan Škoda (1986-01-16) 16 January 1986 (age 30) 13 4 Czech Republic Slavia Prague v.  Northern Ireland, 4 September 2016
FW David Lafata RET (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 35) 41 9 Czech Republic Sparta Prague UEFA Euro 2016
  • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.
  • RET = Retired from international football.

Previous squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Player records are accurate as of 21 June 2016.
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Most capped Czech Republic players[edit]

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Petr Čech 2002–2016 124 0
2 Karel Poborský 1994–2006 118 8
3 Tomáš Rosický 2000– 105 23
4 Jaroslav Plašil 2004–2016 103 7
5 Milan Baroš 2001–2012 93 41
6 Jan Koller 1999–2009 91 55
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 91 18
8 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 80 27
9 Tomáš Ujfaluši 2001–2009 78 2
10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 77 11

Top Czech Republic goalscorers[edit]

# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Jan Koller (list) 1999–2009 55 91
2 Milan Baroš (list) 2001–2012 41 93
3 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 27 81
4 Tomáš Rosický 2000–present 23 105
5 Pavel Kuka 1994–2001 22 63
6 Patrik Berger 1994–2001 18 44
Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 18 91
8 Vratislav Lokvenc 1995–2006 14 74
9 Tomáš Necid 2008–present 12 42
10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 11 77

(Above Information in both tables taken from individual player pages, based on players from the Czech Republic international footballers page (List of Czech Republic international footballers))

See also[edit]

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