|Full name||Pavel Vrba|
|Date of birth||6 December 1963|
|Place of birth||Přerov, Czechoslovakia|
|Viktoria Plzeň (manager)|
|1996–2004||Baník Ostrava (Assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Pavel Vrba (born 6 December 1963) is a Czech football manager and former player, current coach of FC Viktoria Plzeň. He is known for applying an offensive football philosophy in the teams he coaches.
As a player, Vrba played for several clubs including Baník Ostrava. As a coach, he led several Czech and Slovak clubs, including a Gambrinus liga record of five seasons in charge of FC Viktoria Plzeň, whom he led to two league titles, one cup title, and three consecutive seasons of participation in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage – a record for any Czech club.
Having been assistant to manager Erich Cviertna, Vrba took charge of FC Baník Ostrava for a short time towards the end of the 2002–03 Gambrinus liga after Cviertna's departure. His first match in charge resulted in a 7–0 loss for Ostrava away to Slavia Prague.
In 2010, he led Viktoria Plzeň to the victory in the Czech Cup for the first time in the club history. He was voted the Czech Coach of the Year for 2010. In the 2010/2011 season of the Gambrinus liga, he won the league with Viktoria Plzeň for the first time in the club history. Vrba was awarded the title "Czech Coach of the Year" for 2012, symbolising the third consecutive year he had won the award. He led Plzeň to a second league title in 2013. In October 2013 Vrba led Plzen for a 152nd consecutive top-flight match, setting a league record. Despite having a contract with Plzeň until June 2015, the Czech Football Association activated a buy-out clause, paying his club 8 million Czech koruna and he was announced as the new manager of the Czech Republic national football team in November 2013. His last game in charge of the club was the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage tie against CSKA Moscow which Plzeň won 2–1 with a last-minute goal from Tomáš Wágner, thus earning them a place in the Europa League knockout stage. At the end of the match, the fans unfurled a banner reading "always remember that it wasn't wasted time".
- Viktoria Plzeň
- Czech Coach of the Year (7): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
- As of match played 14 February 2018
|Ostrava||3 May 2003||17 June 2003||5||2||2||1||7||10||−3||40.00|
|Púchov||18 June 2004||7 April 2006||65||18||14||33||54||91||−37||27.69|
|Žilina||1 July 2006||24 September 2008||87||58||17||12||200||68||+132||66.67|
|Plzeň||8 October 2008||15 December 2013||231||134||51||46||453||247||+206||58.01|
|Czech Republic||1 January 2014||30 June 2016||25||10||5||10||41||36||+5||40.00|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||30 June 2016||30 December 2016||19||7||5||7||19||19||+0||36.84|
|Plzeň||1 July 2017||Present||75||45||14||16||133||83||+50||60.00|
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- "Vrba: I couldn't imagine a better ending". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Sedm slávistů dalo Ostravě sedm branek". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 May 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Muž, který stvořil plzeňský zázrak. Ovšem v lize začínal porážkou 0:7". idnes.cz (in Czech). 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Žilina bank on Vrba dexterity". UEFA.com. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Fotbalovým králem je opět brankář. Čech vyhrál pošesté a má rekord" [Football king is again a goalkeeper. Čech won for the sixth time and has the record]. idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "Vrba definitivně k reprezentaci nepůjde, Plzeň ho neuvolní". Česká televize (in Czech). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- "Vrba to become national soccer coach after huge success with Plzeň". Czech Radio. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Kratochvíl, Marek. "Na tohle budu vzpomínat celý život, hodnotil postupovou rozlučku Pavel Vrba" (in Czech). Gambrinusliga.cz. Retrieved 11 December 2013.