Marek Čech (Slovak footballer)
Čech playing in the Champions League with Trabzonspor in 2011
|Full name||Marek Čech|
|Date of birth||26 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Trebišov, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2008–2011||West Bromwich Albion||54||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2016
He has previously played for Inter Bratislava, Sparta Prague and FC Porto. While at Sparta Prague, Čech was part of a no-nonsense defence. In the 2005–06 season he was part of Co Adriaanse's triumphant domestic league-and-cup-winning Porto team. He also plays for the Slovakia national football team and was a regular part of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying team.
On 15 July 2008 Čech signed for Premier League team West Bromwich Albion for £1.4 million. He made his debut the following month, playing in midfield in a 1–0 defeat to Arsenal in the opening game of the 2008–09 Premier League season. Albion manager Tony Mowbray referred to Čech as a "model professional" and said that he had brought the player in to create competition for left back Paul Robinson. Čech was unable to command a regular place in the side however, making just 11 appearances all season. Following the departure of Tony Mowbray and the sale of Paul Robinson, Čech established himself as an important member of Roberto Di Matteo's squad. He scored his first two goals for West Brom in a 3–1 win over Plymouth Argyle on 12 September 2009. In May 2011 Čech's contract with Albion was extended by a further year along with that of team mate Roman Bednář.
|1.||8 September 2007||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Republic of Ireland||2 – 2||2–2||UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying|
|2.||21 November 2007||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0 – 4||0–5||UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying|
|3.||21 November 2007||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||0 – 5||0–5||UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying|
|4.||6 June 2009||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||San Marino||1 – 0||7–0||World Cup 2010 Qualifying|
|5.||6 June 2009||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||San Marino||3 – 0||7–0||World Cup 2010 Qualifying|
- Corgoň Liga (Slovakian Championship): 2000–01
- Slovakian Cup: 2000–01
- Gambrinus liga (Czech Championship): 2004–05
- Superliga (Portuguese Championship): 2005–06, 2006–07 and 2007–08
- Portuguese Cup: 2005–06
- SuperCup Cândido de Oliveira: 2005–06
- Slovakia U20
- 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup: Participation
- Slovakia U19
- 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship – Third place
- "Baggies sign Cech". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- "Arsenal vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "Boss pleased with Cech impact". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
- "Marek Cech player statistics". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
- "West Brom 3–1 Plymouth". BBC. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
- Baggies release three first-team squad members from bbc.co.uk
- Cech sözleşme imzaladı (Turkish)
- "Profesyonel Futbolcu Marek Cech ve Kulübüyle Anlaşmaya Varılmıştır". Turkish Public Disclosure System (KAP) (in Turkish). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.