Kadlec playing for Sparta Prague in 2017
|Full name||Michal Kadlec|
|Date of birth||13 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Vyškov, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left back / centre back|
|1. FC Slovácko|
|1993–1998||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|1998–2001||1. FC Slovácko|
|2001–2005||1. FC Slovácko||34||(1)|
|2018–||1. FC Slovácko||14||(0)|
|2002||Czech Republic U18||7||(0)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U19||10||(0)|
|2004–2007||Czech Republic U21||26||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2017
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 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.
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.
- As of 20 March 2016
|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. 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.
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