Plašil training with Bordeaux in 2015
|Full name||Jaroslav Plašil|
|Date of birth||5 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Opočno, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1992–1993||Spartak Rychnov nad Kněžnou|
|2002–2003||→ Créteil (loan)||14||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Catania (loan)||28||(1)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U21||16||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2016
Jaroslav Plašil (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaroslaf ˈplaʃɪl]; born 5 January 1982) is a Czech footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux and the Czech Republic national football team.
Plašil, aged 18, was signed by Monaco in 2000 but in his first two-year spell he could only pick 8 matches as a starter and was subsequently loaned to Ligue 2 club Créteil. After a decent performance, Plašil returned to Monaco at the start of the 2003 season and for the next four years he was a regular in the starting team and even enjoyed his finest moment in the 2003–04 season when the principality side reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. In that season, Plašil contributed a goal to Monaco's record-breaking 8–3 defeat of Deportivo La Coruña.
He made his debut on 16 September, replacing Javier García Portillo for the final 19 minutes of a goalless home draw against FC Barcelona. His first goal for the team from Pamplona came on 2 December, a left-foot volley to open a 2–1 victory at Deportivo de La Coruña. Three days later he got his first goal in the Reyno de Navarra Stadium, to begin a 1–1 draw against Sevilla FC. He finished the season with four goals from 35 games, the last being the only one in a win over rivals Real Zaragoza on 10 February 2008, in first-half added time.
On 5 October 2008, Plašil was sent off in the first half of a 0–1 home loss to Racing de Santander for handball from Ezequiel Garay's shot, although he missed the penalty kick. He again totalled four goals in 32 games, concluding on 31 May 2009 with an equaliser in a 2–1 home win over Real Madrid.
On 2 September 2013, Plašil signed on loan for Serie A club Catania. He played 29 times for the Sicilians, scoring on 29 September to open a 2–0 win over Chievo, their first win of the season.
Plašil made his debut for the Czech Republic on 31 March 2004, replacing Martin Jiránek for the final 21 minutes of a 2–1 friendly loss to the Republic of Ireland at Lansdowne Road. In his next game on 2 June he scored his first goal in a 3–1 friendly win over Bulgaria. He was selected for UEFA Euro 2004 in Portugal where his team reached the semi-finals; his lone appearance was a 2–1 win that eliminated neighbours Germany on 23 June at the Estádio José Alvalade. He started in what BBC Sport called an "under-strength" Czech team, making way for Karel Poborský with 20 minutes remaining.
He started all three of the Czechs' group games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, their first since partition, where they were eliminated at the expense of eventual champions Italy. Plašil played 13 times in qualification for UEFA Euro 2008, scoring to cap a 3–0 win over Germany in the Allianz Arena on 17 October 2007 that qualified his team to the finals in Austria and Switzerland; it was Joachim Löw's first defeat as national manager. In the final tournament, Plašil started each game in Group A and scored to put the Czechs 2–0 up against Turkey in the last game, which they eventually lost 3–2 to be eliminated.
Plašil played every minute of the Czech Republic's campaign at UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, where they were eliminated 1–0 by Portugal in the quarter-finals. On 5 June 2016, he won his 100th cap in a 2–1 home friendly loss to South Korea.
- As of match played 14 May 2016.
- As of match played 27 May 2016. Czech Republic score listed first, score column indicates score after each Plašil goal.
|1||1 June 2004||Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||2||Bulgaria||2–0||3–1||Friendly|
|2||17 October 2007||Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany||31||Germany||3–0||3–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|3||15 June 2008||Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland||40||Turkey||2–0||2–3||UEFA Euro 2008|
|4||10 October 2009||Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||51||Poland||2–0||2–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||25 March 2011||Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain||62||Spain||1–0||1–2||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|6||3 September 2011||Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland||65||Scotland||1–1||2–2||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|7||27 May 2016||Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria||98||Malta||1–0||6–0||Friendly|
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- García, Gregorio (16 September 2007). "Otro triste empate visitante del Barça" [Another sad away draw for Barça]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2016.
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- "A Sevilla y Osasuna les puede la falta de puntería" [Sevilla and Osasuna lack marksmanship]. El País (in Spanish). 6 December 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- Zariquiegui, Fermín (10 February 2008). "Plasil devuelve a la vida a Osasuna" [Plašil brings Osasuna back to life]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- Zariquiegui, Fermín (5 October 2008). "Valera da en el descuento la primera victoria al Racing" [Valera gives a first victory to Racing at the end]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- Zariquiegui, Fermín (31 May 2009). "Osasuna pone fin a su drama" [Osasuna put an end to their drama]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 June 2016.
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- "Primo sorriso per gli etnei" [First smile for the Etneans]. La Repubblica (in Italian). 29 September 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
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- "Czech Republic 0-2 Italy". BBC Sport. 22 June 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
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- "Turkey 3-2 Czech R & Switzerland 2-0 Portugal". BBC Sport. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- "100ème sélection pour Plasil (sur une défaite) !" [100th selection for Plašil (in a defeat)!] (in French). Girondins 33. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- "J. Plašil". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
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