Tomáš Galásek

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Tomáš Galásek
Tomas galasek spvggweiden portrait.jpg
Galásek in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 49)
Place of birth Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1991 Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Baník Ostrava 121 (9)
1996–2000 Willem II 110 (11)
2000–2006 Ajax 154 (24)
2006–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 63 (4)
2008 Banik Ostrava 14 (0)
2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 15 (0)
2009–2011 FSV Erlangen-Bruck 23 (2)
Total 500 (50)
National team
1994–1996 Czech Republic U21 15 (6)
1995–2008 Czech Republic 69 (1)
Teams managed
2011–2012 FSV Erlangen-Bruck (assistant)
2012–2013 Czech Republic (assistant)[1]
2013 FSV Erlangen-Bruck (youth)
2013–2015 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 (assistant)
2015–2016 SpVgg SV Weiden
2018– Czech Republic (assistant)
2021–2022 Baník Ostrava (assistant)
2022 Baník Ostrava
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tomáš Galásek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈɡalaːsɛk]; born 15 January 1973) is a Czech former football player and current manager. He was a holding midfielder who was also strong as a centre-back.

Club career[edit]

Galásek started his career with Banik Ostrava in 1991, before moving to Willem II Tilburg in 1997. With Willem II, he reached an historic fifth place in Eredivisie, which meant UEFA Cup qualification for the first time in 30 years. Since then, he played four UEFA Cup matches. In 1998–99, Willem II exceeded the previous year's performance, finishing second in the league. For the first time in history, Willem II qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In that competition, Galásek played five matches for Willem II.

Galásek moved to Ajax in the summer of 2000. With Ajax, he won the national championship twice and the national cup once and played 26 times in the Champions League.

From 2006, he played for 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga, after signing a two-year deal with German club. On 15 August 2008, he returned to Banik Ostrava. On 19 December, he signed a contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In July 2009, he retired from professional football[2][3] but made a comeback in the Bayernliga on 31 August 2009 when he signed for FSV Erlangen-Bruck.

International career[edit]

Galásek made his debut for the Czech Republic in 1995 and was part of the team that reached the semifinals of Euro 2004. He took part in the 2006 FIFA World Cup as captain of the Czech team.

In June 2008, after a loss to Turkey at UEFA Euro 2008, he left the national team and ended his international career. He made 69 appearances scoring once.

Managerial career[edit]

In the season of 2011–12, Galásek trained the U15 team in FSV Erlangen-Bruck, where his son played. The following year, he was the assistant manager of the Czech national team. In the 2013–14 season, he was assistant manager of 1. FC Schweinfurt 05. In the summer of 2015, he became the head coach of SpVgg SV Weiden.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Galásek was born on 15 January 1973 in Frydek-Mistek to Czech parents. In 1994, he married his wife Sylvie. Together, they have two children Denisa (age 26) and Tom (age 21). Currently, he has settled with his family in the suburbs of Nuremberg, Germany.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[6]
Club Season League
Division Apps Goals
Baník Ostrava 1991–92 First League 10 0
1992–93 30 1
1993–94 Gambrinus liga 30 0
1994–95 25 3
1995–96 26 5
Total 121 9
Willem II 1996–97 Eredivisie 16 0
1997–98 31 3
1998–99 32 5
1999–00 31 3
Total 110 11
Ajax 2000–01 Eredivisie 33 8
2001–02 23 1
2002–03 30 5
2003–04 29 4
2004–05 13 2
2005–06 26 4
Total 154 24
1. FC Nürnberg 2006–07 Bundesliga 32 2
2007–08 31 2
Total 63 4
Baník Ostrava 2008–09 Gambrinus liga 14 0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2008–09 Bundesliga 15 0
FSV Erlangen-Bruck 2009–10 Bayernliga 16 1
2010–11 7 1
Total 23 2
Career total 500 50

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Czech Republic 1995 2 0
1998 5 0
1999 4 0
2001 2 0
2002 8 0
2003 7 0
2004 14 0
2005 7 1
2006 5 0
2007 6 0
2008 9 0
Total 69 1

Honours[edit]

Ajax

1. FC Nürnberg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michal Bilek resigns as Czech Republic coach". sportskeeda.com. 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Unauffällig und konstant" (in German). Borussia.de. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Abschied mit Tom und Melissa" (in German). RP-Online. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Galasek trainiert die SpVgg SV Weiden". kicker.de (in German). 18 June 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ Roser, Philipp (24 September 2012). "Tschechische Nationalelf rief Ex-Kapitän Galasek" [Czech national team called former captain Galasek] (in German). Nürnberger Zeitung. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Tomáš Galásek". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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