Rosický playing for Arsenal in 2007
|Full name||Tomáš Rosický|
|Date of birth||4 October 1980|
|Place of birth||Prague, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
|1986–1988||ČKD Kompresory Prague|
|1995–1996||Czech Republic U15||10||(0)|
|1996||Czech Republic U16||12||(5)|
|1997–1998||Czech Republic U17||16||(6)|
|1998–1999||Czech Republic U18||9||(3)|
|1999||Czech Republic U21||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.
Tomáš Rosický (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈrosɪt͡skiː]; born 4 October 1980) is a Czech footballer who plays for Arsenal and is the current captain of the Czech Republic national team. He was nicknamed "the little Mozart" for his ability to orchestrate the midfield.
He started his professional career at his hometown club AC Sparta Prague, playing three seasons in the Czech First League before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2001 for DM 25 million (approximately £18 million), at the time a record transfer fee paid by a Bundesliga club. Rosický joined Arsenal in 2006, and has since made over 200 appearances for the club, including their victory in the 2014 FA Cup Final.
Internationally, Rosický made his debut for the Czech Republic in 2000 and became captain of his country in 2006. He has taken part in three UEFA European Championships as well as the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He earned his 100th cap on 12 June 2015.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Style of play
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Honours
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Rosický began his career at AC Sparta Prague, following his father Jiří who played for the club in the 1970s and brother, also called Jiří who played as a trainee in the 1990s. Having played for Sparta's youth teams, Tomáš debuted for Sparta's senior team in 1998 and played three matches in the 1998–99 season, winning the national title with Sparta. He scored five goals in the 1999–2000 season as the team won the league for the second year in succession. He was named the "Talent of the Year" at the 1999 Czech Footballer of the Year awards. During the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League group stage, he scored goals in matches against Shakhtar Donetsk and Arsenal, attracting the attention of German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund who had a bid accepted for the player in January 2001.
On 9 January 2001, Rosický joined Borussia Dortmund, signing a five-year contract. His transfer fee of DM 25 million (approximately £18 million), made him the most expensive player in Bundesliga history and the most expensive Czech player to be sold to a foreign team. In his first full season at Borussia, Rosický helped the club to win the 2001–02 Bundesliga title. He also took part in the 2002 UEFA Cup Final, which Dortmund ultimately lost 3–2 to Feyenoord. During his first two and a half seasons with the club, Rosický played 75 league matches, scoring nine goals and registering 20 assists. He subsequently agreed to extend his contract with Dortmund in July 2003, signing a deal to stay at the club until 2008. At the end of the season, Rosický was announced as the winner of the Czech Republic's Golden Ball award.
Although Rosický was part of the Dortmund team which reached the final of the 2003 DFB-Ligapokal, losing 4–2 to Hamburg, he later described the 2003–04 season as his "worst club season", as Dortmund failed to qualify for the following season's Champions League competition. He scored his first competitive goal of the 2005–06 season in February 2006, against MSV Duisburg; it was his 16th Bundesliga goal on his 139th league appearance. March 2006 saw him have injury problems with his thigh, but he scored twice in Dortmund's 4–2 win against Hamburg at the end the month. He was linked with a move to Spanish side Atlético Madrid, which he discussed in sports magazine Kicker, although mentioned in March 2006 that he hadn't signed a contract to move elsewhere.
On 23 May 2006, Arsenal confirmed that they had signed then 25-year-old Rosický on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. He made his competitive debut for Arsenal on 8 August 2006 in a 3–0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in a Champions League qualifier. Rosický scored his first Arsenal goal on 13 September 2006 against Hamburg in Arsenal's first Champions League game of the season, which Arsenal won by two goals to one. On 6 January 2007, he scored twice against Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, in a 3–1 victory for Arsenal. In February 2007, Rosický was announced as the Czech Footballer of the Year for 2006, marking his third time winning the award after previous victories in 2001 and 2002. He scored his first Premier League goal on 11 February 2007 against Wigan Athletic. He also scored against Bolton Wanderers on 14 April 2007 and against Manchester City on 17 April 2007. He finished his debut season at Arsenal having scored six goals in 37 appearances for the club in all competitions.
On 29 August, he scored in a Champions League qualifying match against his former club Sparta, scoring what the BBC journalist Phil Harlow described as a "quality goal", shooting the ball under Sparta's goalkeeper after receiving a pass from Theo Walcott. Rosický scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Portsmouth in a 3–1 home win. He scored another goal from a cross provided by Walcott in a 2–0 October 2007 league match victory against Bolton Wanderers, then scored Arsenal's second goal in a 2–0 victory over Wigan Athletic the following month, after a counter-attacking move towards the end of the game. His next league goal came in December when he scored in injury time in a 2–1 away loss at Middlesbrough, and he finished the month with another counter-attack goal, scoring the last of Arsenal's goals in a 4–1 away victory against Everton. His last goal of the season came in a 3–0 away win against Fulham on 19 January, as he scored with a volley following a pass from Eduardo. A tendon injury sustained in an FA Cup match against Newcastle United in January 2008 resulted in him playing no more matches that season.
Rosický did not feature for Arsenal during the 2008–09 season due to his hamstring tendon injury. He played half of a pre-season friendly match against Barnet in July 2009, but suffered an injury to his hamstring in August, delaying his competitive return to the first team. On 12 September 2009, he played his first match for Arsenal since January 2008, appearing as a substitute in the league match away to Manchester City. He provided the pass for Robin van Persie to score Arsenal's first goal in the match and scored the second goal himself as Arsenal lost 4–2.
On 4 January 2010, Rosický signed a new contract with Arsenal stating, ""It's felt like home since I arrived here four years ago and I believe we're on the verge of achieving something special together." Manager of Arsenal, Arsène Wenger commented on the new deal with Rosický saying, "I have spoken many times of Tomáš' class and contribution, not only on the pitch but off it as well, and I very much feel that this new contract reflects that." Following his contract announcement, Rosický scored an injury time equaliser in a 2–2 draw at The Emirates Stadium against Everton. His third goal of the season came against Bolton Wanderers, Rosický scoring Arsenal's first goal at the end of the first half after Bolton had taken an early two-goal lead. Arsenal went on to score three goals in the second half, winning the match 4–2. On 10 February 2010, Rosický provided a cross for team mate Abou Diaby, who resultantly scored the solitary goal of their league match against Liverpool. Rosický finished the season with a total of three goals in 33 appearances in all club competitions.
On 15 August 2010, in the first Premier League match of the 2010–11 season, Rosický was brought on as a substitute when Arsenal were trailing by a goal to Liverpool at Anfield, producing a cross in the 89th minute, which was diverted by Marouane Chamakh against the post. The ball then hit Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina before crossing the line for the equalising goal as the game finished 1–1. He scored his only goal of the season in an FA Cup tie away to League One side Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road on 20 February 2011, with a 53rd minute header, although the match finished in a 1–1 draw. On 27 February 2011, Rosický started the 2011 Football League Cup Final against Birmingham City at Wembley Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes as Arsenal were defeated 2–1. At the end of the campaign, Rosický had scored one goal and made 34 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.
On 16 October 2011, Rosický took part in a league game against Sunderland and was involved in the build-up play leading to Robin van Persie scoring the game's first goal after just 28 seconds, a game which finished 2–1 to Arsenal. His first goal of the 2011–12 season was in late February 2012 against Tottenham Hotspur. After Tottenham had taken a two-goal lead, Arsenal scored five times, with Rosický scoring Arsenal's third, as they won 5–2. In early March, Rosický scored his team's second goal in a 3–0 Champions League home win against A.C. Milan, putting in a performance which was described by manager Arsène Wenger as "outstanding". Despite the win, the club were eliminated from the competition on aggregate, having been defeated 4–0 in the previous match.
Having been linked with a move to German side Wolfsburg, Rosický signed a new contract with Arsenal on 12 March 2012, extending his stay at the club for another two years. Rosický's performance during Arsenal's next game, a 2–1 victory against Newcastle United, was described by Michael Da Silva of the BBC as "another impressive game" for the midfielder, although noted that he had been "guilty of a glaring miss halfway through the second half". He sustained an injury in Arsenal's final match of the season, pulling a muscle in the game with West Bromwich Albion.
After picking up a serious injury to his achilles tendon at Euro 2012, Rosický made his first club appearance of the 2012–13 season in Arsenal's 2–0 home defeat against Swansea City on 1 December 2012. He played in the Champions League three days later, scoring Arsenal's only goal in a 2–1 loss against Olympiacos in Greece. In April 2013 he scored both of Arsenal's goals in their 2–1 away victory against West Bromwich Albion. He managed 16 competitive appearances for Arsenal, scoring three times in the 2012–13 season.
On 4 January 2014, Rosický scored his first goal of the season in a 2–0 win in the FA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur, winning the ball on the halfway line from Danny Rose before running to the goal and beating opposition goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. During the 2–1 victory against Aston Villa just over a week later, his nose was broken in two places after a challenge by Gabriel Agbonlahor, requiring surgery after the incident. February saw Rosický score "one of the best [goals] we have scored", according to Wenger, in a 4–1 league victory against Sunderland.
In March 2014, Rosický signed a contract extension with the Gunners, keeping him at the club for an additional two years. Later the same month, Rosický scored Arsenal's winning goal in a 1–0 North London Derby victory for Arsenal, against Tottenham, at White Hart Lane. Rosický concluded the season by winning his first trophy in English football, coming on as a substitute for Santi Cazorla for the second half of extra time in the 2014 FA Cup Final as Arsenal beat Hull City 3–2 at Wembley Stadium.
Rosický began the season with his second silverware for Arsenal, playing the last 20 minutes of the 3–0 win over Manchester City in the 2014 FA Community Shield, in place of Santi Cazorla. In his first league start of the season on 26 December, Rosický scored Arsenal's second goal in a 2–1 home win against Queens Park Rangers, set up by Alexis Sánchez.
On 25 January 2015, Rosický captained Arsenal to a 3–2 win away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup, where he scored the team's third goal, assisted Mesut Özil's goal and was named man of the match. Aresnal finished the season by winning the FA Cup, although Rosický did not take part in the final.
Rosický made his international debut for the Czech Republic in February 2000 at the age of 19 against the Republic of Ireland. He played two more friendly matches before being named in the Czech Republic's provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2000. He played in his nation's first two matches at Euro 2000 during Patrik Berger's international suspension – both losses – before Berger replaced him ahead of the Czech Republic's final game, against Denmark.
He took part in qualification for the 2002 World Cup, scoring twice in a 6–0 win against Bulgaria. After finishing second in their qualifying group, the Czech Republic played a two-legged playoff against Belgium. Rosický was unable to take part in the first game, a 1–0 loss, due to suspension; in the second match he played in the 1–0 loss as Belgium qualified for the 2002 World Cup at the Czechs' expense.
He played at Euro 2004 and helped the side qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Rosický scored seven times in 12 matches during the qualifying process. The last of these was the only goal of the second leg of the Czech Republic's play-off against Norway, ensuring qualification for the finals.
At the 2006 World Cup, Rosický scored two goals in the Czech Republic's opening match on 12 June 2006 in a 3–0 victory over the United States, the first of which was from 30 yards (27 m) out. He was named as the FIFA Man of the Match for his performance. Rosický played the whole 90 minutes of his country's subsequent matches, against Ghana and Italy, but the Czech Republic lost both games by a 2–0 scoreline and progressed no further in the tournament.
In August 2006, Rosický was made captain of the Czech Republic national side, replacing the retiring Pavel Nedvěd in advance of the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying process. After a defeat to Germany during the campaign in March 2007, he was among a group of players fined 1 million koruna (£25,000) by the Czech Football Association for his part in a party involving prostitutes, for which he later apologised in a press conference. His last appearance of the qualifying campaign was against Slovakia in November 2007. Rosický missed Euro 2008 due to injury, announcing his absence in May 2008. He returned to international football when he started for the Czech Republic on 9 September 2009, in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino, following a 20-month absence due to injury. The game finished 7–0 to the Czech Republic.
Rosický captained the Czech Republic in their opening two matches at UEFA Euro 2012. However, an achilles tendon injury in the second match, a 2–1 win over Greece ended Rosický's tournament, as the Czechs were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Portugal.
Style of play
Ahead of his first senior international tournament, Rosický was described by the BBC as "a solid playmaker". Arsenal manager Wenger described Rosický as having "great technique, skill on the ball and sharp passing". Upon signing a contract extension in 2010, Wenger called him a "special talent" and said his "vision and touch is remarkable". Announcing Rosický's 2012 contract extension, Wenger called him "technically top class".
Rosický is also well known for preferring to use his outside of the foot for passing and shooting. In Germany, he gained the nickname "The Little Mozart" for his ability to orchestrate play on the pitch. David Hytner of The Guardian described him as "the all-round midfielder who brings balance, organisation and urgency to the team".
- As of 20 May 2015.
- As of 12 June 2015.
|Czech Republic national team|
- Scores and results list the Czech Republic's goal tally first.
- As of 31 May 2014
|1.||6 October 2001||Letná Stadium, Prague||Bulgaria||1–0||6–0||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|3.||21 August 2002||Andrův stadion, Olomouc||Slovakia||3–1||4–1||Friendly|
|5.||12 October 2002||Stadionul Republican, Chişinău||Moldova||2–0||2–0||2002 World Cup qualifier|
|6.||30 April 2003||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Turkey||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|7.||18 February 2004||Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo||Italy||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
|8.||2 June 2004||Toyota Arena, Prague||Bulgaria||3–0||3–1||Friendly|
|9.||13 October 2004||Republican Stadium, Yerevan||Armenia||2–0||3–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|10.||26 March 2005||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Finland||2–0||4–3||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|11.||30 March 2005||Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella||Andorra||4–0||4–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|12.||4 June 2005||Stadion u Nisy, Liberec||Andorra||6–1||8–1||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|13.||8 June 2005||Na Stínadlech, Teplice||Macedonia||5–1||6–1||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|14.||12 October 2005||Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki||Finland||2–0||3–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|15.||16 November 2005||Toyota Arena, Prague||Norway||1–0||1–0||2006 World Cup qualifier|
|16.||12 June 2006||FIFA WM Stadion Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen||United States||2–0||3–0||2006 World Cup|
|18.||8 September 2007||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle||San Marino||1–0||3–0||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|19.||17 November 2007||AXA Stadium, Prague||Slovakia||3–1||3–1||Euro 2008 qualifier|
|20.||9 February 2011||Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula||Croatia||2–2||2–4||Friendly|
|21.||6 September 2013||Eden Arena, Prague||Armenia||1–1||1–2||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|22.||5 March 2014||Eden Arena, Prague||Norway||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
Rosický is the son of former league footballer Jiří Rosický, who played as a defender in a career spanning 15 years. Tomáš' son, also named Tomáš, was born to girlfriend Radka Kocurová in June 2013. He married Kocurova in May 2014 after having been in a relationship with her for 11 years. He played guitar during a live performance with rock band Tři sestry in March 2010, having practised his guitar skills during his 18 months on the sidelines because of his hamstring injury.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tomáš Rosický.|
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- Profile at Arsenal.com
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