|Full name||Michal Kadlec|
|Date of birth||13 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Vyškov, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Position(s)||Left back, centre back|
|1993–1998||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|2002||Czech Republic U18||7||(0)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U19||10||(0)|
|2004–2007||Czech Republic U21||26||(1)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 July 2021 2021|
Michal Kadlec (born 13 December 1984) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a defender for Czech club 1. FC Slovácko. He previously played for Sparta Prague, Bayer Leverkusen and Fenerbahçe.
Kadlec made his senior debut in 2007. He has scored 8 goals in 69 caps for the Czech Republic, representing them at two (2012 and 2016) UEFA European Championships.
Kadlec was born in 1984 in Vyškov. After his father, Miroslav Kadlec, joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1990, the family moved to Germany in the Kaiserslautern area. Kadlec learned German in kindergarten before he went to school a year later. After his time in Grundschule, he went to the Gymnasium.
In 1998, Kadlec's father signed for FK Drnovice and so he returned to the Czech Republic.
Kadlec started his professional career in Slovácko and made his debut in a match against Baník Ostrava. In 2005, he joined Sparta Prague.
On 14 June 2013 he joined Fenerbahçe for a €4.5 million transfer fee, signing a three-year contract worth €2.1 million per season.
On 17 November 2007, Kadlec was called up to the Czech national team for a game against Slovakia, and made his debut in a 3–1 victory (scoring an own goal). He scored his first goal in a win over Scotland on 30 May 2008 (also 3–1).
On 16 June 2012, against Poland in the European Championship, Kadlec headed a ball off the line in the dying seconds, preserving the Czechs' spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament. The strike had beaten goalkeeper Petr Čech and appeared to be headed to the inside of the far post; had it been scored then Poland would have ensured a draw, and the Czech Republic would have been eliminated from the tournament.
On 11 July 2013, EA Sports announced that Kadlec would feature on the Czech cover of FIFA 14, alongside global cover star Lionel Messi.
- As of 30 July 2021
|Sparta Prague||2004–05||Fortuna liga||10||1||0||0||—||—||10||1|
|Sparta Prague||2016–17||Fortuna liga||28||3||1||0||12||0||—||41||3|
|1.||30 May 2008||Prague, Czech Republic||Scotland||3–1||Win||Friendly|
|2.||29 March 2011||České Budějovice, Czech Republic||Liechtenstein||2–0||Win||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I|
|3.||3 September 2011||Glasgow, Scotland||Scotland||2–2||Draw||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I|
|4.||6 September 2011||Prague, Czech Republic||Ukraine||4–0||Win||Friendly|
|5.||6 September 2011||Prague, Czech Republic||Ukraine||4–0||Win||Friendly|
|6.||11 October 2011||Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1–4||Win||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I|
|7.||11 October 2011||Kaunas, Lithuania||Lithuania||1–4||Win||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I|
|8.||1 June 2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Hungary||1–2||Loss||Friendly|
- ^ "Kadlec, Michal" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- ^ "Kadlec: The need to grow up". FIFA.com. 5 October 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- ^ Futbolcu Michal Kadlec'in transferi konusunda Kulübü ve kendisi ile anlaşmaya varılmıştır. Turkish Stock Exchange (in Turkish)
- ^ "Fenerbahce complete Michal Kadlec transfer from Bayer Leverkusen - Financial Details". Turkish-football.com. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- ^ "Na obalu populárního fotbalu FIFA 14 je český hráč Michal Kadlecb". idnes.cz (in Czech). 11 July 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
Media related to Michal Kadlec at Wikimedia Commons
- Michal Kadlec at FAČR (in Czech) (archive)
- Sparta Prague profile (in Czech)
- Michal Kadlec at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Michal Kadlec at Soccerway
- Living people
- 1984 births
- People from Vyškov
- Association football defenders
- Czech footballers
- Czech Republic youth international footballers
- Czech Republic under-21 international footballers
- Czech Republic international footballers
- 1. FC Slovácko players
- AC Sparta Prague players
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen players
- Fenerbahçe S.K. footballers
- Expatriate footballers in Germany
- Expatriate footballers in Turkey
- Bundesliga players
- UEFA Euro 2008 players
- UEFA Euro 2012 players
- UEFA Euro 2016 players
- Czech First League players
- Süper Lig players
- Czech expatriate sportspeople in Germany
- Czech expatriate sportspeople in Turkey
- Czech expatriate footballers
- SV Alsenborn players
- Sportspeople from the South Moravian Region