Darida with Viktoria Plzeň in 2013
|Full name||Vladimír Darida|
|Date of birth||8 August 1990|
|Place of birth||Plzeň, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2011||→ Sokolov (loan)||13||(5)|
|2011–2012||Czech Republic U21||5||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2017
Vladimír Darida (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvlaɟɪmiːr ˈdarɪda]; born 8 August 1990) is a Czech footballer who plays as a central midfielder for German club Hertha BSC and the Czech Republic national team.
On 2 November 2014, he scored a penalty for the only goal of the game away to 1. FC Köln to give the club their first win in their 10th game of the season, moving them out of the direct relegation places.
Darida signed for Hertha BSC from relegated Freiburg ahead of the 2015–16 season for an undislosed fee. He was handed the number 6 shirt. He made an immediate impact for Hertha BSC scoring on his debut in the DFB-Pokal first-round game against Arminia Bielefeld in a 2–0 win. He got his first assist of the season through setting up Salomon Kalou in a 3–1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. On 27 September he got his first league goal of the season scroring the equaliser in a 1–1 draw away to Frankfurt.
On 28 May 2012, it was announced that Darida would be included in the Czech squad for the Euro 2012 tournament. He replaced injured defender Daniel Pudil. In the quarter-final match against Portugal (Euro 2012), he earned his second cap, his first in an official tournament, starting in place of the injured Tomáš Rosický. He was substituted after 61 minutes for Jan Rezek and the Czech Republic lost 1–0.
As of 7 May 2016
|2009–10||Viktoria Plzeň||Czech First League||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|2010–11||Viktoria Plzeň||Czech First League||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2010–11||FK Baník Sokolov||Czech National Football League||13||5||0||0||0||0||13||5|
|2011–12||Viktoria Plzeň||Czech First League||22||3||0||0||6||1||28||4|
|2012–13||Viktoria Plzeň||Czech First League||29||6||0||0||16||3||45||9|
|2013–14||Viktoria Plzeň||Czech First League||6||2||0||0||6||1||12||3|
Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first.
|1.||6 September 2015||Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Latvia||2–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|
|1.||26 March 2017||San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||2–0||6–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Delicate, Adam (2 November 2014). "1.FC Köln 0–1 SC Freiburg: Darida secures SCF's first win". Vavel. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- "Darida brought into Czech squad". ESPN FC. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- Rostance, Tom (21 June 2012). "Czech Rep. 0–1 Portugal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
- "Darida, Vladimir" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 13 July 2014.