Pavel Vrba

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Pavel Vrba
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Personal information
Full name Pavel Vrba
Date of birth (1963-12-06) 6 December 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Přerov, Czechoslovakia
Club information
Current team
Viktoria Plzeň (manager)
Youth career
1973–1979 FK Přerov
1979–1981 Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Železárny Prostějov
1982–1984 RH Cheb
1984–1985 Baník Ostrava
1985–1993 Baník Havířov
1993–1994 FK Přerov
Teams managed
1994–1996 FK Přerov
1996–2004 Baník Ostrava (Assistant)
2003 Baník Ostrava
2004–2006 Púchov
2006–2008 Žilina
2006–2008 Slovakia (Assistant)
2008–2013 Viktoria Plzeň
2014–2016 Czech Republic
2016 Anzhi Makhachkala
2017– Viktoria Plzeň
* 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.[1]

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.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[3] His first match in charge resulted in a 7–0 loss for Ostrava away to Slavia Prague.[4]

He won the Slovak Superleague with MŠK Žilina in the 2006-2007 season and led the team to second place the following season.[5]

Plzeň[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7] Despite having a contract with Plzeň until June 2015,[7] 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.[8] 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".[9]

Honours[edit]

Managerial[edit]

Žilina
Viktoria Plzeň

Individual[edit]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 February 2018
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Ostrava 3 May 2003 17 June 2003 5 2 2 1 7 10 −3 040.00
Púchov 18 June 2004 7 April 2006 65 18 14 33 54 91 −37 027.69
Žilina 1 July 2006 24 September 2008 87 58 17 12 200 68 +132 066.67
Plzeň 8 October 2008 15 December 2013 231 134 51 46 453 247 +206 058.01
Czech Republic 1 January 2014 30 June 2016 25 10 5 10 41 36 +5 040.00
Anzhi Makhachkala 30 June 2016 30 December 2016 19 7 5 7 19 19 +0 036.84
Plzeň 1 July 2017 Present 29 21 4 4 62 25 +37 072.41
Career totals 461 250 98 113 836 496 +340 054.23

References[edit]

  1. ^ iDNES.cz: Komňacký, Koubek, Psotka. Kdo je nejlepším trenérem? - 14 May 2010
  2. ^ "Vrba: I couldn't imagine a better ending". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sedm slávistů dalo Ostravě sedm branek". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 May 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Muž, který stvořil plzeňský zázrak. Ovšem v lize začínal porážkou 0:7". idnes.cz (in Czech). 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Žilina bank on Vrba dexterity". UEFA.com. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ a b "Vrba definitivně k reprezentaci nepůjde, Plzeň ho neuvolní". Česká televize (in Czech). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vrba to become national soccer coach after huge success with Plzeň". Czech Radio. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Kratochvíl, Marek. "Na tohle budu vzpomínat celý život, hodnotil postupovou rozlučku Pavel Vrba" (in Czech). Gambrinusliga.cz. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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