Vít Valenta

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Vít Valenta
Personal information
Full name Vít Valenta
Date of birth (1984-01-04) 4 January 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
TJ Sokol Kněžpole
SS Uherské Hradišté
1994-2001 Synot Staré Město
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Synot Staré Město
2001 PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2002-2003 Lommel 27 (6)
2003-2005 HSC '21
2005-2006 Cercle Brugge 17 (1)
2007-2009 FC Volendam 33 (1)
2009-2012 1. FC Slovácko 46 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2011.


Vít Valenta (born 4 January 1984 in Uherské Hradiště) is a former Czech professional football player. He played as a midfielder and was known for his long throws.

Valenta was noticed by PSV Eindhoven at the age of 17, while playing UEFA Intertoto Cup with Synot Staré Město. He went to Lommel pretty soon, because Valenta was too expensive for PSV. Czech Republic was not part of the European Union at that time, so PSV was ought to pay Valenta 400.000 per year. But only one season later, Lommel went bankrupt.

Valenta did not immediately find a new team, so he signed an amateur contract with Dutch Hoofdklasse side HSC '21. He immediately shone out there at that level, and signed a new professional contract one season later with Cercle Brugge. Cercle found in him the successor of Harald Meyssen, but Valenta was never able fulfill the expectations. But in January 2007, Cercle released Valenta on a free transfer.

Valenta went back to Netherlands to maintain his form, with FC Volendam. After 4 months, Valenta was granted a work permit, so Volendam was able to offer Valenta a contract.

Valenta returned to Czech Republic by signing a 3-year contract with 1. FC Slovácko where he quickly became the team's captain. However, due to a dispute with Slovácko's manager Miroslav Soukup and the end of his contract he decided to retire from professional football at the age of only 28. [1] He joined amateur team SV Großweikersdorf playing sixth-tier Austrian league. He trains youth in SK Borsice.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V Česku už ne. Fotbalisté znají jen kafíčka, říká znechucený Valenta" (in Czech). iDNES.cz. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Murhammer neuer-alter Coach in Großweikersdorf!" (in German). fanreport.com. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.