Petr Čech is a Czech retired football player who is currently serving as a performance and technical advisor for the popular English club Chelsea. During his playing career, Čech played as a goalkeeper and is often counted among the greatest goalkeepers of all time. Petr Čech is also considered the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League.
Josef Bican was an Austrian-Czech footballer who played as a forward. According to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Bican scored more than 950 goals in 624 official matches, which makes him the second-most prolific goalscorer of all time in recorded history. In 2000, Josef Bican was honored with the Golden Ball by the IFFHS.
The son of former footballer Jiří Rosický, Tomáš Rosický is known as The Little Mozart for setting the tone of the game on the field. He has represented teams such as Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal and has scripted history as the fourth-highest goal-scorer of his country.
Czech footballer Matěj Vydra is best known as a striker for the English club Burnley. Known for his speed, he began his senior career with teams such as Vysočina Jihlava and Baník Ostrava. He has also been part of the Football League Championship runner-up team of Watford.
Patrik Berger is a Czech retired footballer who won four trophies playing for Liverpool between 1996 and 2003. Renowned for his powerful strikes and strong left foot, Berger was named Czech Footballer of the Year in 1996. He also competed in important tournaments for his national team and helped his team reach the finals of the 1996 UEFA European Championship.
Tomáš Kalas is a Czech football player who represented his national team at the UEFA Euro 2020. He currently plays for the Bristol City Football Club. Tomáš Kalas has been an important player for the Czech Republic national team since 2012.
Czech footballer and coach Josef Masopust, counted among the greatest midfielders of all time, helped his team reach the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final and was named the European Footballer of the Year that year. He scored ten goals for Czechoslovakia and was capped 63 times. FAČR chose him as the country's Golden Player to celebrate the UEFA's 50th anniversary in 2004.
Karel Poborský is a Czech retired football player best known for winning the 1997 Premier League title as part of the Manchester United team. Renowned for his pace and technical ability, Poborský was also an important player for the Czech Republic national team from 1994 to 2006. Karel Poborský was named Czech Footballer of the Year in 1996.
Antonín Panenka is a Czech former football player best known for winning the 1976 UEFA European Football Championship with the Czechoslovakia national team. In 1980, he was named Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year. Antonín Panenka is credited with popularizing panenka, a style of penalty named after him.
Pavel Srníček was a Czech football player and coach. He is best remembered for his association with the Premier League where he mainly played for Newcastle United. He also represented his national team and was part of the squad that finished second at UEFA Euro 96. He also helped his team finish third at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997.
Marek Jankulovski is a Czech retired football player best known for winning the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup in 2007 with AC Milan. In the same year, he was named Czech Footballer of the Year. Jankulovski also played for his national team, winning the bronze medal at the 2004 UEFA European Championship in Portugal.
Tomáš Necid is a Czech football player who plays as a striker. Necid had a terrific start to his career, winning the Czech Footballer of the Year award under Talent of the Year category in 2008. Tomáš Necid has played for popular teams like Slavia Prague, winning the Czech League in 2008 and 2009 and the Czech Cup in 2018.
Jaroslav Plašil is a Czech retired football player who played as a midfielder. He is best known for his association with the popular French team Bordeaux; he led the team in the 2012–13 Coupe de France where they emerged victorious. Plašil also represented the national team in important tournaments like the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships.
Czech former professional football player David Lafata, who played as a forward, broke the Czech First League season scoring record when he netted his 23rd goal of the 2011–12 season. He completed the season as top scorer, setting a new record with 25 goals. He netted two goals on his debut match for the Czech national team in 2006.
Daniel Pudil is a Czech retired football player who made 35 appearances for the Czech Republic national team from 2007 to 2016. He also played for clubs like Koninklijke Racing Club Genk, winning the Belgian Pro League and the Belgian Super Cup in 2011.
Vladimír Darida is a Czech football player who represented the Czech Republic national team from 2012 to 2021. In 2017, he was named Czech Footballer of the Year. Vladimír Darida currently plays for the Bundesliga club Hertha BSC.
Zdeněk Grygera is a Czech retired football player who represented the national team from 2001 to 2009. Renowned for his versatility and competitiveness, Zdeněk Grygera also played for popular clubs like Fulham and Juventus. He also won two KNVB Cups and the 2005 Johan Cruijff Shield playing for Ajax.
Tomáš Ujfaluši is a Czech retired football player who represented his national team in important tournaments like European Championships and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At the club level, Tomáš Ujfaluši had success playing for Atlético Madrid. In 2010, he won the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup playing for the club.
Loukas Vyntra is a Greek footballer and the current captain for the Super League club Lamia. In 2004 and 2010, Vyntra won the Superleague Greece title and the Greek Cup while playing for Panathinaikos; he played for the team from 2003 to 2013. Vyntra is also an important player for Greece and represented the national team at the 2004 Olympics.
Václav Kadlec is a Czech former football player who became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Czech Republic national team when he scored a goal on his debut against Liechtenstein at the age of 18. At the Czech Footballer of the Year awards in 2010, Václav Kadlec was named the Czech Talent of the Year.
Starting his youth career with teams such as SV Alsenborn and Slovácko, Czech footballer Michal Kadlec later graduated to teams such as Sparta Prague and Bayer Leverkusen. He has won titles such as the Turkish Super Cup, with Fenerbahçe, and the Czech Cup, with Sparta Prague.
Czech former footballer David Rozehnal presently plays as a centre back for the amateur club Sokol Kožušany (Czech 7th tier). During his professional football career that spanned for almost two decades till April 2018, Rozehnal appeared in more than 400 matches playing for several European clubs. He remained part of the Czech team that won the UEFA U-21 Championships in 2002.
Tomáš Sivok is a Czech former football player who played for the Czech Republic national team from 2005 to 2017. He also played for popular clubs like Sparta Prague, winning two Czech First League titles and three Czech Cups with the club.
Legendary Czech goalkeeper František Plánička is remembered for his 15-year career-long stint with the club Slavia Prague. He was named the 1938 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper. An 8-time Czech League winner, he quit international football after an injury. However, he continued to play football till 70.
Ivan Hašek is a Czech former football player who played as a central midfielder. In 1987 and 1988, he was named Czechoslovak Footballer of the Year. Apart from his national team, he also played for popular clubs like Sparta Prague, where he spent 11 years of his career. Ivan Hašek is the current manager of the Lebanon national football team.
Libor Sionko is a Czech former football player who played for his national team from 1999 to 2010, during which he played in important tournaments like the 2000 Olympic Games, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship. Libor Sionko also played for popular clubs, winning tournaments like the Czech First League and Austrian Football Bundesliga.
Václav Pilař is a Czech football player who played for the Czech Republic national team from 2011 to 2015, during which he played in important tournaments like the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship where he scored Czech Republic's first goal of the tournament. Václav Pilař currently plays for Football Club Viktoria Plzeň.
Czech footballer Petr Jiráček is best known as a fine midfielder with an attacking stance. After starting his youth career with Sokol Tuchořice, he joined Baník Sokolov when he was 10. He has also played for German clubs such as Hamburger SV and won the Czech Cup and Czech League with Viktoria Plzen.
David Jarolím is a Czech retired football player who played for the Czech Republic national team from 2005 to 2009, during which he participated in important tournaments like the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship. Renowned for his stamina, technical ability, and passing skills, Jarolím also played for popular clubs like Bayern Munich.
Tomáš Hübschman is a Czech football player who played for the Czech Republic national team from 2001 to 2014, during which he played in important tournaments like the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship. Renowned for his speed, strength, and tight marking, Tomáš Hübschman helped Shakhtar Donetsk win the 2008–09 UEFA Cup.
Václav Svěrkoš is a Czech retired football player who represented his national team at the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, where he was the opening scorer of the tournament. Václav Svěrkoš also played for popular clubs like Austria Wien, winning the 2007 Austrian Cup with the team.
Will Svitek is a retired American football player who played as an offensive guard and offensive tackle. Svitek played for popular National Football League (NFL) teams like Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots. He played his last season with the Tennessee Titans before announcing his retirement in 2014.
Oldřich Machala is a Czech former football player who spent most of his playing career with Sigma Olomouc. In 2000, he was honored at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards with the Personality of the League award. Oldřich Machala is the current head coach of the Czech National Football League team, 1. HFK Olomouc.
Petra Divisova is a Czech football player who played for the Czech Republic women's national football team from 2007 to 2019, during which she scored 17 goals in 53 games. Petra Divisova currently plays for Slavia Prague in the Czech Women's First League.