Luboš Kalouda

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Luboš Kalouda
Luboš Kalouda Dukla.jpg
Kalouda with Dukla Prague in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-05-20) 20 May 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Slovácko
Number 25
Youth career
2001–2006 1. FC Brno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 1. FC Brno 27 (5)
2008–2012 CSKA Moscow 5 (0)
2009–2010 Sparta Prague (loan) 16 (0)
2010 Volgar-Gazprom (loan) 7 (1)
2011 Oleksandria (loan) 6 (0)
2012–2014 FK Dukla Prague 33 (4)
2014– 1. FC Slovácko 27 (7)
National team
2004 Czech Republic U-18 4 (0)
2006 Czech Republic U-19 1 (0)
2006–2007 Czech Republic U-20 9 (3)
2007–2008 Czech Republic U-21 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2015.

Luboš Kalouda (born 20 May 1987) is a Czech footballer who plays in the Czech First League for 1. FC Slovácko. He has represented his country at under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Kalouda started his club career with Brno, where he made his Czech First League debut in a match against FK Teplice on 3 December 2006.[1]

In January 2008 Brno were offered €4million by Juventus F.C., who saw Kalouda as a possible long term replacement for Nedvěd; however, the teams failed to reach an agreement. Despite interest from clubs including English Premier League team Newcastle United,[2] Kalouda signed a five-year contract at PFC CSKA Moscow with a transfer fee of between 130 and 140 million CZK.[3]

A year later, it was announced that Kalouda would be returning to the Czech Republic on a year-long loan deal to Sparta Prague.[4] His time at Sparta was limited by injury and he had an operation on a groin problem in January 2010,[5] although he still managed to take part in 16 league matches over the course of the season.

Kalouda concluded his contract with CSKA in 2012, a year earlier than expected, having made just five league appearances for the Russian outfit in four years.[6]

Kalouda signed for Dukla Prague as a free agent in July 2012 on a three-year contract.[7] His contract with Dukla was terminated in April 2014, with the player having made a total of 33 league appearances for the club.[8]

International career[edit]

Kalouda was a member of the Czech Republic National U-20 Team which won silver medals in 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Kalouda scored three goals (against Korea DPR, Panama and Spain) and was one of the best players in the Czech team.[9] Due to his performances in autumn 2007 while playing for Brno, he was picked in January 2008 for the senior Czech national team for the first time by national team boss Karel Brückner.[10] His style of play was compared to that of the legendary Czech midfielder Pavel Nedvěd.

Career honours[edit]

Sparta Prague
PFC CSKA Moscow
Czech Republic under-20 team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luboš KaloudaCzech First League statistics at Fotbal DNES (Czech)
  2. ^ "Do hry o Kaloudu vstoupil Newcastle". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Novák, Jaromír (11 March 2008). "Kalouda přestupuje do CSKA Moskva". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sparta dotáhla příchod záložníka Kaloudy, na Letné bude rok hostovat". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Novák, Miloslav (26 January 2010). "Sparťan Kalouda je po operaci třísel, jeho šance na sestavu se snížila". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Další štace pozapomenutého talentu. Kalouda míří do Dukly". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Novák, Jaromír (9 July 2012). "Fotbalová Dukla získala vedle Kaloudy také španělského zadáka Romeru". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kalouda se dohodl s Duklou na předčasném ukončení smlouvy". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Lubos KaloudaFIFA competition record
  10. ^ "Brückner bere opory, k tomu čtyři nováčky". idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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