|Date of birth||5 November 1977|
|Place of birth||Brno, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1. FK Příbram|
|1997||Slovácká Slavia Uherské Hradiště||14||(1)|
|1997–1998||Synot Staré Město||27||(10)|
|2002–2003||→ SFC Opava (loan)||27||(20)|
|2003–2006||1. FC Brno||70||(14)|
|2009–2011||1. FC Slovácko||48||(14)|
|2013–2014||→ 1. FK Příbram (loan)||20||(3)|
|1999||Czech Republic U21||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 December 2014
Švancara started his football career in his native Brno, he eventually played for the local side 1. FC Brno and for several other Gambrinus liga clubs. In 2008 his goal for FK Viktoria Žižkov in a match against Bohemians Prague was voted Gambrinus liga goal of the year.
In June 2012, Švancara, the captain of Brno, signed a two-year extension to his contract to keep him at the club until 2014.
- Nejlepší gól roku 2008 vstřelil Petr Švancara
- Krutil, Robin (16 June 2012). "Brno se dohodlo se Švancarou. A posily jsou v jednání, říká Kudela" (in Czech). idnes.cz. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Petr Švancara – Czech First League statistics at Fotbal DNES (Czech)
- Petr Švancara at FACR (Czech)
- Profile at FC Zbrojovka Brno website
- Profile at 1. FC Slovácko website
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