|Full name||David Lafata|
|Date of birth||18 September 1981|
|Place of birth||České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2002||→ Jihlava (loan)||5||(1)|
|1996–1997||Czech Republic U15||9||(0)|
|1997||Czech Republic U16||3||(0)|
|1998–1999||Czech Republic U17||8||(2)|
|1999–2000||Czech Republic U18||13||(6)|
|2001–2002||Czech Republic U20||6||(0)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U21||13||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2016
From 1992 until 2005 Lafata played for Czech team SK České Budějovice, with a brief spell at FC Vysočina Jihlava in 2002. The striker then moved to Greek club Skoda Xanthi in July 2005, but returned to the Czech Liga in January 2006. After one year at Jablonec, Lafata was transferred to FK Austria Vienna in January 2007 from where he came back to Jablonec in the spring of 2008. For Austria, he scored a goal in a domestic cup final.
He continued his good run of form into the 2011–12 season, scoring eleven goals in the first seven games, at the end of the autumn half, he scored eighteen goals in sixteen appearances. In April 2012, Lafata broke the Czech First League season scoring record, notching his 23rd goal of the season. He finished season with 25 goals, being top scorer and setting new record.
In the 2012–13 season, Lafata scored 13 goals in the first 16 games, being top scorer of the league before signing for AC Sparta Prague in the winter break. In March 2014 Lafata scored his 134th goal in the Czech First League, surpassing Horst Siegl as its top all-time scorer. In spring 2013, he scored a goal in the Round of 32 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
At the start of the 2014–15 season, Lafata scored five goals in a 7–0 Champions League qualifying round win over Levadia Tallinn in the home leg in Prague. Continuing his fine form in the Champions League qualifying round, Lafata scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 comeback victory over Malmö FF at home in Prague. In autumn 2015, Lafata was denied at hat-trick (by the Croatian referee) in Europa League match in Greece against Asteras Tripolis. He scored goal in both away and home match against Schalke 04, as Sparta progressed to the knockout stages.
- As of 17 May 2016.
|SK České Budějovice||2000-01||Czech First League||11||0||-||-||11||0|
|2001-02||Czech 2. Liga||?||?||-||-||?||?|
|2002-03||Czech First League||26||8||-||-||26||8|
|2003-04||Czech First League||29||14||-||-||29||14|
|2004-05||Czech First League||25||5||-||-||25||5|
|Skoda Xanthi||2005-06||Superleague Greece||9||0||0||0||9||0|
|FK Jablonec||2005-06||Czech First League||14||3||-||-||14||3|
|2006-07||Czech First League||17||7||-||-||17||7|
|Austria Wien||2006-07||Austrian Bundesliga||13||1||0||0||13||1|
|FK Jablonec||2008-09||Czech First League||30||10||-||-||30||10|
|2009-10||Czech First League||27||11||-||-||27||11|
|2010-11||Czech First League||29||19||2||0||31||19|
|2011-12||Czech First League||28||25||4||3||32||28|
|2012-13||Czech First League||16||13||-||-||16||13|
|Sparta Praha||2012-13||Czech First League||12||7||2||1||14||8|
|2013-14||Czech First League||30||16||2||2||32||18|
|2014-15||Czech First League||30||20||11||13||41||33|
|2015-16||Czech First League||26||20||11||5||37||25|
He scored two goals on his debut for the Czech national team in a 2–1 win against Wales on 2 September 2006. He came on as a substitute after 75 mins and scored within a minute of coming on, the second coming in the 89th minute.
- As of match played 27 May 2016. Czech Republic score listed first, score column indicates score after each Lafata goal.
|1||2 September 2006||Na Stínadlech, Teplice, Czech Republic||1||Wales||1–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|3||26 May 2012||UPC-Arena, Graz, Austria||17||Israel||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|4||14 November 2012||Andrův stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic||24||Slovakia||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|6||6 February 2013||Manisa 19 Mayıs Stadium, Manisa, Turkey||25||Turkey||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|7||11 October 2013||Ta' Qali National Stadium, Mdina, Malta||28||Malta||2–0||4–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||13 October 2014||Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan||33||Kazakhstan||2–0||4–2||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
|9||27 May 2016||Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria||38||Malta||4–0||6–0||Friendly|
- Austria Wien
- AC Sparta Praha
- Czech Footballer of the Year: 2014
- Czech First League top goalscorer: 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16.
- Czech First League all-time top goalscorer
- Czech First League most goals in the row: 9 matches / 9 goals
- Most goals in a single Czech First League game: 5 goals
- FK Baumit Jablonec all-time top goalscorer in Czech First League: 88 goals
- SK Dynamo České Budějovice all-time third goalscorer in Czech First League: 27 goals
- Most goals in a single UEFA Champions League qualifying phase: 8 goals (2014–15) (shared with Cléo)
- Most goals in a single UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Lionel Messi, Luiz Adriano and Mikhail Mikholap)
- "Stats Centre: David Lafata Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
- "Lafata musí vyhrát, zněl příkaz. Díky, spoluhráči, řekl střelec ligy" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
- "Jak že se ta paní jmenuje? Jo, Damková, zlobil se po prohře Lafata" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "Příbram – Jablonec 4:3, Lafata má rekord, k bodům ale nepomohl" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Sparta Prague signs Lafata". Miami Herald. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Nejvíc gólů v historii ligy. Může Lafatův rekord ještě někdo překonat?". Lidové noviny (in Czech). 31 March 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
- "Lafata scores five for rampant Sparta". UEFA.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Sparta - Malmö 4:2, český mistr prohrával, pak začal opět řádit Lafata, iDNES.cz, Retrieved 26. 7. 2014 (in Czech)
- "David Lafata league profile". www.idnes.cz. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- "David Lafata UEFA profile". www.uefa.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- David Lafata at Soccerway
- "Že mám rekord? Aha, divil se Lafata. Skóroval v osmém zápase za sebou" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Jistota. Lafata je nejlepším střelcem, na závěr dal rekordních pět gólů" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- "Jsme tady proto, abychom postoupili, říká před odvetou Lafata" (in Czech). ceskatelevize.cz. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Lafata's once-in-a-lifetime Sparta bonanza". uefa.com. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
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