Tomáš Pekhart

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Tomáš Pekhart
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Sušice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Las Palmas
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2002 TJ Sušice
2002–2003 TJ Klatovy
2003–2006 Slavia Prague
2006–2008 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2008Southampton (loan) 9 (1)
2009Slavia Prague (loan) 13 (2)
2010–2011 Jablonec 29 (15)
2011Sparta Prague (loan) 9 (7)
2011–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 88 (14)
2014–2015 FC Ingolstadt 04 16 (0)
2015–2017 AEK Athens 32 (12)
2017–2018 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 28 (10)
2018– Las Palmas 6 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Czech Republic U16 8 (2)
2005–2006 Czech Republic U17 18 (7)
2006 Czech Republic U18 2 (0)
2007–2009 Czech Republic U20 12 (2)
2007–2011 Czech Republic U21 26 (17)
2010– Czech Republic 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:35, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 December 2014

Tomáš Pekhart (born 26 May 1989) is a Czech footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club UD Las Palmas. He has represented the Czech Republic at both junior and senior level.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Sušice, Czechoslovakia, he began his career with his hometown club TJ Sušice and also played for TJ Klatovy before joining Slavia Prague in 2003. Pekhart played and scored in the final of the UEFA Under-17 Championship in Luxembourg for his country against Russia.[1]

Pekhart joined Tottenham Hotspur during the summer of 2006.[2]

In August 2008, Pekhart joined Championship side Southampton on loan until January 2009.[3] He made his first league appearance as a substitute on 14 September, away against Queens Park Rangers which Southampton lost 4–1.[4] He scored his only league goal for Southampton in a 2–2 home draw against Ipswich.[5] He returned to Spurs in January 2009 and on transfer deadline day Pekhart returned to his old club Slavia Prague on a year long loan until January 2010.[6]

On 12 January 2010, FK Jablonec confirmed the signing of Pekhart on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[7][8] However, after just half of the following season, he moved on loan to fellow Gambrinus liga side Sparta Prague as part of a deal with 1. FC Nürnberg, who he joined on 1 July 2011.[9]

On 28 August 2014, Pekhart signed a three-year deal with the German second league side FC Ingolstadt 04.[10]

Pekhart moved to AEK Athens on 1 February 2016.[11][12] On 4 February 2016, he made his debut with the club, in an away 1–1 draw against Iraklis at Kaftanzoglio Stadium.[13]

On 21 July 2017, Pekhart signed with Hapoel Be'er Sheva for three years.[14] On 13 August of the following year, he agreed to a two-year deal with Segunda División side UD Las Palmas.[15]

International career[edit]

Pekhart has represented his country at youth international level. In 2007, he represented his country in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada as the youngest player in the squad having just turned 18. He played in all seven matches of the tournament, including the final against Argentina in which the Czechs finished runners up after Mauro Zárate scored the winning goal four minutes from full-time for Argentina.[16]

He made his debut for the Czech Republic on 22 May 2010 in a match against Turkey.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

[17]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2012 Stadion města Plzně, Plzeň, Czech Republic  Malta 2–1 3–1 2014 World Cup qualifier
2. 11 October 2013 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 4–1 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saffer, Paul. "Russian determination wins out". UEFA.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Spurs to sign teenage Czech star". BBC Sport. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  3. ^ Kadlec, Vasek (26 August 2008). "Saints land Spurs striker". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  4. ^ "QPR 4–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Southampton 2–2 Ipswich". BBC. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Slavia loan for Tomas". Tottenhamhotspur.com. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Pekhart exits Tottenham". Skysports.com. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Jablonec získal na přestup útočníka Tomáše Pekharta!". FK Baumit Jablonec. 12 January 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  9. ^ "Pekhart signs deal with Nürnberg". FIFA.com. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Pekhart přestoupil z Norimberku do Ingolstadtu" (in Czech). Aktuálně.cz. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Pekhart arrives in Athens to complete deal with AEK". Sports DNA. 31 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Tomas Pekhart verlässt den FC Ingolstadt 04" [Tomas Pekhart leaves FC Ingolstadt 04] (in German). FC Ingolstadt 04. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  13. ^ "AEK beat Iraklis and advance to Greek Cup semi finals". www.sdna.gr. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Tomáš Pekhart" (in Israeli). Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Tomás Pekhart, nuevo jugador de la UD Las Palmas" [Tomás Pekhart, new player of UD Las Palmas] (in Spanish). UD Las Palmas. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Czech Republic 1 – 2 Argentina". FIFA.com. 22 July 2007.
  17. ^ a b "Tomáš Pekhart". Fotbal.CZ. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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