Polák playing for the Czech national team
|Full name||Jan Polák|
|Date of birth||14 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Brno, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Central Midfielder|
|1. FC Nürnberg|
|FC Tatran Bohunice|
|2005–2007||1. FC Nürnberg||62||(4)|
|2014–||1. FC Nürnberg||35||(2)|
|1999–2003||Czech Republic U21||46||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 October 2015.
In his younger days he played for 1. FC Brno and Tatran Bohunice. Formerly a member of the Czech national under-21 side, Polák, alongside players like Petr Čech and Milan Baroš, was a part of the team which won the European Under-21 Football Championship in 2002. He also holds the record for the most appearances for the Czech Republic under-21 team.
In 2005, he was transferred from the Czech Premier League team FC Slovan Liberec for a fee of €1,500,000 to the Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg. In the same year he played for the first time under Czech national coach Karel Brückner.
On 3 August 2007, Anderlecht bought Polák. He was given number 8. The Czech international reportedly cost €3.5 million and is the second most expensive transfer in Anderlecht's history, as well as one of the highest paid players in Belgian football. He was Anderlecht's box-to-box midfielder playing a crucial role in their 2007–08 Jupiler League season and the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.
- "Jan Polák". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- Jan Polák international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)
- Official website
- Jan Polák at National-Football-Teams.com