Tomáš Vaclík

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Tomáš Vaclík
Tomáš Vaclík.jpg
Vaclík with Basel in 2017
Personal information
Full name Tomáš Vaclík
Date of birth (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
2006–2007 Vítkovice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Vítkovice 33 (0)
2010–2012 Viktoria Žižkov 40 (0)
2012–2014 Sparta Prague 71 (0)
2014–2018 Basel 132 (0)
2018– Sevilla 26 (0)
National team
2005 Czech Republic U16 1 (0)
2006–2007 Czech Republic U18 2 (0)
2007–2008 Czech Republic U19 8 (0)
2009 Czech Republic U20 4 (0)
2009–2011 Czech Republic U21 15 (0)
2012– Czech Republic 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:38, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Tomáš Vaclík (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈvatsliːk]; born 29 March 1989) is a Czech footballer, who currently plays for Sevilla FC and the Czech Republic as a goalkeeper.

Vaclík represented his country at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and was named in the team of the tournament. He made his debut for the Czech Republic national football team in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Early career and Czech First League[edit]

Vaclík started out with FC Vítkovice in the Czech 2. Liga, where he played for three seasons before transferring to Viktoria Žižkov. Žižkov won promotion to the Czech First League in Vaclík's first season with the club, drawing attention from a number of teams. In July 2011, Vaclík signed a three-year contract with Dutch side De Graafschap,[1] however it was later announced that he had failed a medical in the Netherlands and would be returning to Prague.[2]

Vaclík played for Žižkov during the first half of the 2011–12 Czech First League. In January 2012, with Žižkov bottom of the league with just seven points from 16 matches, Vaclík transferred to Sparta Prague for a reported fee of 8.25 million CZK, signing a contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016.[3]


In May 2014 Vaclík signed for FC Basel of the Swiss Super League on a four-year contract.[4] He made his first team league debut on 19 July 2014 in the 2–1 away win against Aarau.[5] The season 2014–15 was a very successful one for Basel. The championship was won for the sixth time in a row[6] that season and in the 2014–15 Swiss Cup they reached the final. But for the third season in a row, they finished as runners-up, losing 0–3 to FC Sion in the final. Basel entered the Champions League in the group stage and reached the knockout phase as on 9 December 2014 they managed a 1–1 draw at Anfield against Liverpool.[7] But then Basel then lost to Porto in the Round of 16. Basel played a total of 65 matches (36 Swiss League fixtures, 6 Swiss Cup, 8 Champions League and 15 test matches). Under trainer Paulo Sousa Vaclík totaled 51 appearances, 33 in the League, 8 in the Champions League, as well 10 in test games.[8]

Under trainer Urs Fischer Vaclík won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2015–16 Super League season for the again.[9] Vaclík extended his contract with the club, this is now valid until the end of June 2021.[10] Then at the end of the 2016–17 Super season League Vaclík won the championship for the third time. For the club this was the eighth title in a row and their 20th championship title in total. They also won the Swiss Cup for the twelfth time, which meant they had won the double for the sixth time in the clubs history.[11]


On 9 July 2018, Vaclík signed with Sevilla FC in Spain's La Liga.[12]

International career[edit]

Vaclík represented his country at youth level between 2005 and 2011, progressing from the under-16 team up to the under-21 team.[13] Vaclík was involved in the national team for the first time in 2011, selected as a third goalkeeper for the squad's matches against Spain and Luxembourg, although he did not play.[14] He made his senior debut for the Czech Republic on 14 November 2012 in a 3–0 friendly victory against Slovakia.[13]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 19 November 2018[15]
Czech Republic national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 1 0
2015 3 0
2016 6 0
2017 7 0
2018 5 0
Total 23 0




  1. ^ "Žižkovský brankář Vaclík přestupuje do nizozemského Graafschapu" (in Czech). 9 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Gólman Vaclík neprošel zdravotními testy, do Graafschapu nepřestupuje" (in Czech). 14 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Žižkovský Vaclík se stal sparťanem. Přišel se prát o roli jedničky" (in Czech). 2 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Sparta Prague goalkeeper Vaclik moves to Basel". The Kansas City Star. 22 May 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ Marti, Caspar (2014). "Gelungene Premiere auf dem Brügglifeld" (in German). FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  6. ^ Marti, Caspar (2015). "Der Meisterfreitag im bunten Zeitraffer". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 29 May 2015. (in German)
  7. ^ "Liverpool 1 Basel 1". BBC Sport. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  8. ^ Zindel, Josef (2015). Rotblau: Jahrbuch Saison 2015/2016. FC Basel Marketing AG. ISBN 978-3-7245-2050-4.
  9. ^ Marti, Casper (2016). "Es ist vollbracht ! Der FCB ist zum 19. Mal Meister". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  10. ^ FC Basel 1893 (2016). "Tomas Vaclik verlaengert seinen Vertrag vorzeitig". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  11. ^ Marti, Casper (2017). "Der Saisonabschluss im Zeitraffer". FC Basel 1893. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Bude to jako Liga mistrů každý týden, vyhlíží Vaclík španělské angažmá" (in Czech). 9 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b Tomáš Vaclík at FAČR (in Czech)
  14. ^ "Vaclík: V éře Petra Čecha starty pro jiné gólmany moc přibývat nebudou" (in Czech). 7 November 2012. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  15. ^ "Vaclík, Tomáš". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game". 25 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Tomas Vaclik is the LaLiga Santander Player of the Month for November". La Liga. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Fotbalistou roku je Vaclík! Sesadil Daridu, vyhrál jako čtvrtý brankář". (in Czech). CNC. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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