Jaroslav Drobný (footballer)
Drobný with Hertha in 2009.
|Full name||Jaroslav Drobný|
|Date of birth||18 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Počátky, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|2005–2006||→ ADO Den Haag (loan)||12||(0)|
|2007||→ VfL Bochum (loan)||17||(0)|
|1997–1998||Czech Republic U18||6||(0)|
|1997||Czech Republic U20||1||(0)|
|1999–2002||Czech Republic U21||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:52, 4 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 August 2013
Jaroslav Drobný (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslav ˈdrobniː]; born 18 October 1979) is a Czech international football goalkeeper who currently plays for Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen. Drobný has previously played for České Budějovice, Panionios, ADO Den Haag, VfL Bochum, Ipswich Town Hertha BSC and Hamburger SV.
Drobný's first club was local club SK Chrudium. In his first season, he signed a contract with Chrudium's rivals FC Vitkovice. He joined First Division club S.K. České Budějovice in 1999 where he spent his first two professional seasons.
In 2005, Drobný was spotted by Fulham, and in the summer, the club having sold Edwin van der Sar, he was bought by the West London club. However, he was injured shortly after his arrival, and upon returning to fitness failed to get into the team. He was loaned for half a season to the Dutch club ADO Den Haag. When he returned his contract was terminated by mutual consent in August 2006, without Drobný having played a first-team game for the club.
On 27 October 2006, he joined Ipswich Town on a short-term deal, but failed to make a first team appearance.
On 23 January 2007, Drobný was loaned to VfL Bochum. He immediately took over the position in goal from Danish keeper Peter Skov-Jensen. On 27 January 2007, he made his Bundesliga debut with VfL Bochum against Mainz.
Drobný moved to Hertha BSC for the 2007–08 season. After a strong 2008–09 season, in which Hertha lead the Bundesliga for five matchdays, Hertha finished in last placed in the 2009–10 season, and he left the club to join Hamburger SV.
In June 2016, Drobný joined Werder Bremen on a year-long contract. In the 2016–17 season, he made 10 league appearances. During the season he was kept out of action by injuries to his hand and his shoulder as well as by a three-match suspension from a red card received on matchday 17. In June 2017, he agreed to extend his contract at the club.
He has played 16 times for the Czech national team's under-21 side, but his opportunities have been limited in the full squad. On 11 February 2009, Drobný made his debut for the senior team in a 0–0 draw against Morocco.
- Jaroslav in isolation: [ˈjaroslaf].
- "Jaroslav Drobny signs". Fulham Official Website. 10 June 2005. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "Drobnu goes Dutch". Fulham Official Website. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 13 March 2008.
- "Drobny-Wechsel perfekt: "Ich freue mich auf die Herausforderung"" (in German). Hamburger SV. 6 July 2010. Archived from the original on 9 July 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
- "Werder Bremen verpflichtet Drobny". kicker Online (in German). 8 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
- "Drobny hängt bei Werder noch ein Jahr dran". kicker Online (in German). 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
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