Petr Vlček

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Petr Vlček
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-10-18) 18 October 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1979–1987 Lokomotiva Mariánské Lázně
1987–1992 Škoda Plzeň
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Sokol Svéradice
1993 VTJ Karlovy Vary
1993–1997 Viktoria Plzeň 85 (8)
1997–2000 Slavia Prague 80 (6)
2000–2001 Standard Liège 11 (0)
2001–2005 Panionios FC 81 (9)
2005 Ethnikos Achnas 13 (0)
2006 Viktoria Plzeň 11 (0)
2006–2007 Niki Volos
2007–2008 1. FC Bad Kötzting
2008–2009 SpVgg Weiden II
2009–2010 Slavoj Koloveč
2010–2011 Slavoj Stod
2011–2012 Slavoj Koloveč
National team
1995–1996 Czech Republic U-21 5 (0)
1997–2002 Czech Republic 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Petr Vlček (born 18 October 1973) is a Czech former football defender. At club level, he played within his country for Viktoria Plzeň and Slavia Prague, as well as abroad in Belgium, Greece and Cyprus. Internationally he represented the Czech Republic, making a total of 18 appearances for his nation between 1997 and 2002. He was part of the Czech squad at the 2000 UEFA European Championship. He also represented his country at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup.[1]

Club career[edit]

Vlček was born in Mariánské Lázně.[2] A defender,[3] he played youth football for Lokomotiva Mariánské Lázně and Škoda Plzeň. He then played for Sokol Svéradice and VTJ Karlovy Vary until returning to his former team Škoda Plzeň, then FC Viktoria Plzeň, where he played for four more seasons. During the 1996–97 season, Vlček transferred to Slavia Prague, where he would spend a further four seasons. He left his country in 2000 to play for a year in Belgium for Standard Liège and one year later he signed for Panionios for four years. In 2005/06 he went to Cyprus to play for Ethnikos Achna. In January 2006, Vlček signed an 18-month contract with former club Plzeň, with manager Zdeněk Michálek choosing to use him as a defensive midfielder.[4]

He returned to Greece to play for Niki Volos in the 2006–07 season, before finishing his professional career.[2] In 2007, he was transferred to the German fourth-level-club 1. FC Bad Kötzting.

International career[edit]

Vlček represented his country at under-21 level before making his debut in 1997 for the senior side.[3] He was part of the Czech squad at the 2000 UEFA European Championship, but did not play in the tournament.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Vlček went to school in Plzeň. He has two sons, Matyáš and Dominik, with his second wife, Lucie.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petr Vlček Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Končím, prohlásil Vlček. Rodina má přednost" [I'm finishing, said Vlček. Family has priority] (in Czech). denik.cz. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague: Grada Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5. 
  4. ^ "Petr Vlček říká: Vracím se domů!" [Petr Vlček says: "I'm coming home!"] (in Czech). idnes.cz. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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