Martin Latka

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Martin Latka
Martin Latka 2013 in Esens.jpeg
Personal information
Full name Martin Latka
Date of birth (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990–1992 Tatran Hluboká nad Vltavou
1992–2002 Dynamo České Budějovice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Dynamo České Budějovice 2 (3)
2003–2008 Slavia Prague 102 (8)
2006Birmingham City (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2011 Panionios 45 (3)
2011–2013 Slavia Prague 33 (4)
2013–2014 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 (2)
2014–2016 Slavia Prague 32 (2)
2016–2017 Slovan Liberec 10 (0)
National team
2004–2007 Czech Republic U21 25 (1)
2012 Czech Republic 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2017

Martin Latka (born 28 September 1984) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as central defender.

Club career[edit]

Latka began his career with SK Dynamo České Budějovice, joining Slavia Prague in 2003. In 2005, he won the Talent of the Year award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards.[1] On 30 January 2006, he joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season. He played six full games. However, in that season Birmingham were relegated and Latka returned to Slavia.

In January 2009, Latka joined Panionios. In 2011, he returned to Slavia Prague.

In January 2013, he was transferred to Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf, signing a one-and-a-half year contract with the German club. After a year and a half at Fortuna Düsseldorf, Martin Latka's contract was not extended in May 2014. The defender made a return to SK Slavia Prague.[2]

International career[edit]

Although he won the Czech Talent of the Year award in 2005 and was a regular in Czech U21 setup, he was not called up to the senior national team for a long time. He made is national debut in November 2012 in a friendly match against Slovakia as late as at the age of 28.


  1. ^ "Historie ankety Fotbalista roku" (in Czech). ČMFS. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Fortuna verstärkt sich mit Martin Latka" (in German). Fortuna Düsseldorf. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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