Radek Bejbl

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Radek Bejbl
Radek Bejbl.jpg
Bejbl as a Rapid Wien player
Personal information
Full name Radek Bejbl
Date of birth (1972-08-29) 29 August 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Nymburk, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1982–1988 Lokomotiva Nymburk
1988–1989 Mladá Boleslav
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Slavia Prague 154 (28)
1996–2000 Atlético Madrid 105 (2)
2000–2002 Lens 26 (0)
2002–2005 Slavia Prague 83 (2)
2005–2007 Rapid Vienna 59 (3)
2007–2008 Slovan Liberec 8 (0)
Total 435 (35)
National team
1993 Czechoslovakia U21 3 (1)
1992–1993 Czechoslovakia 2 (0)
1995–2001 Czech Republic 56 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Radek Bejbl (born 29 August 1972) is a Czech retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nymburk, Bejbl made his professional debuts with SK Slavia Prague, being a first-team regular since the age of 18. In 1991–92, he scored a career-best nine goals in 28 games as the capital side finished in fourth position.

In the 1996 summer, Bejbl moved to Spain and signed with Atlético Madrid, appearing in 33 matches in his first season in La Liga and eventually helping the Colchoneros to consecutive Copa del Rey finals (both lost). He left the club in 2000, after it suffered relegation.[1][2]

Subsequently, Bejbl signed with RC Lens in the French Ligue 1, 25 of his 26 league appearances being made in his first season as they narrowly avoided relegation. Subsequently, he returned to former team Slavia for three additional campaigns.

Bejbl spent two years in Austria with SK Rapid Wien, playing 27 Bundesliga games in his second year to help to a fourth-place finish and qualification to the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Aged 35, he returned to his country for one final season with FC Slovan Liberec.[3]

International career[edit]

Bejbl played 56 matches and scored three goals for Czech Republic, participating at UEFA Euro 1996 and Euro 2000. In the former competition, he started in all the games as the nation reached the final, netting in a 2–1 group stage win against Italy.[4]

Bejbl's debut occurred on 8 May 1995, in a 1–1 friendly with Slovenia. Previously, he appeared in two games for Czechoslovakia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soldevilla y Bejbl no podrán disputar la final de la Copa del Rey" [Soldevilla and Bejbl will not be able to take part in King's Cup final]. El País (in Spanish). 23 May 2000. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Qué fue de... Bejbl" [What happened to... Bejbl] (in Spanish). La Liga. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "El ex atlético Radek Bejbl cuelga las botas" [Former Atlético man Radek Bejbl hangs up boots]. ABC (in Spanish). 3 July 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bejbl completes Italian job for Czechs". UEFA.com. 6 October 2003. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 

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