David Střihavka

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David Střihavka
Personal information
Full name David Střihavka
Date of birth (1983-03-04) 4 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Racing Beirut
Youth career
1989–1990 Junior Praha
1990–2000 Bohemians Prague
2000–2001 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 FK Jablonec 5 (0)
2003–2004 Bohemians Prague
2004 Sparta Prague 2 (0)
2005 Chmel Blšany 21 (4)
2005–2007 Baník Ostrava 39 (15)
2007 Norwich City 10 (1)
2008 Slavia Prague 7 (1)
2008–2009 Baník Ostrava 20 (5)
2010–2011 Viktoria Plzeň 21 (5)
2011 Willem II Tilburg (loan) 11 (0)
2011–2012 MŠK Žilina 13 (1)
2012 Tatran Prešov (loan) 12 (1)
2012–2013 1. FK Příbram 26 (2)
2013–2014 Al-Ahed 1 (1)
2014 Banská Bystrica 17 (6)
2015– Racing Beirut 11 (6)
National team
1998–1999 Czech Republic U-15 8 (1)
1999–2000 Czech Republic U-16 15 (4)
2001 Czech Republic U-17 6 (0)
2001–2002 Czech Republic U-19 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2015.

David Střihavka (born 4 March 1983) is a Czech footballer who currently plays for Racing Beirut. Strihavka had moved from Banik Ostrava to Norwich City in July 2007 and was the first Czech player to play for the club. Norwich terminated his contract on 11 January 2008. In June 2011 he joined to MŠK Žilina.

Club career[edit]

In the Czech Republic[edit]

Střihavka has played for many sides in his native country, including Bohemians Prague, Sparta Prague, FK Jablonec, Chmel Blšany and Banik Ostrava.

His career failed to get off the ground in the First Division and first made an impact in the Second Division with Bohemians Prague. This earned him a move to Sparta where he played in the 2004–05 Champions League with them.

Norwich City[edit]

On 11 July 2007 it was confirmed that Strihavka had signed for Norwich City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be around €1m, on a four-year deal at a press conference at the team's Colney Training ground.[1] The young Czech forward made his first appearance for Norwich on Saturday 14 July 2007, in a friendly match away at Exeter City, with the home team winning 2–1. Strihavka scored his first goal for Norwich City on Wednesday 25 July 2007, in a friendly match in the Netherlands against FC Zwolle, a game which the Canaries went on to lose 2–1.

Střihavka's first competitive goal came in Norwich's 1–0 win against Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on 15 September 2007, as he headed in a flick-on from Dion Dublin. He was booked for over-celebrating, as he jumped into the crowd. Strihavka was unable to add to his solitary goal for the club and failed to settle and establish himself in English football. He was released by Norwich on 11 January 2008.

After leaving Norwich, Strihavka joined Czech league leaders Slavia Prague. His first game for them was in the UEFA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur, in which he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–2 defeat. [2]

1. FC Tatran Prešov[edit]

He has joined 1. FC Tatran Prešov in February 2012 on a half-year loan from MŠK Žilina.

International career[edit]

Střihavka was part of the Czech Republic Under-16s that took part in UEFA Under-16 Championship in Israel in 2000, in which they were defeated by Portugal. Two years later in 2002, Střihavka played in the UEFA Under-19 Championship and scored twice against Andorra. He has not been selected for the senior Czech squad.



FC Viktoria Plzeň


  1. ^ "Strihavka Signs For City". www.canaries.premiumtv.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-07-11. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Strihavka leaves Canaries". Pink'un. Archived from the original on 16 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 

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