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Czech Republic national football team

The Czech national football team (Czech: Česká fotbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, the governing body for football in the Czech Republic. Historically, the team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia, Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia, finishing second at the 1934 and 1962 World Cups and winning the European Championship in 1976.[1][2]

Czech Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jaroslav Šilhavý
Captain Bořek Dočkal
Most caps Petr Čech (124)
Top scorer Jan Koller (55)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code CZE
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 47 Decrease 3 (20 September 2018)
Highest 2 (September 1999; January – May 2000; April – May 2005; January – May 2006)
Lowest 67 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 41 Increase 3 (16 October 2018)[A]
Highest 1 (June 2004, June 2005)
Lowest 47 (4 September 2017)
First international
 Hungary 2–1 Bohemia
(Budapest, Hungary; 5 April 1903)
As the Czech Republic
 Turkey 1–4 Czech Republic 
(Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994)
Biggest win
 Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra 
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Australia 4–0 Czech Republic 
(Sankt Pölten, Austria; 1 June 2018)
 Russia 5–1 Czech Republic 
(Rostov-on-don, Russia; 10 September 2018)
World Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1934)
Best result Runners-up, 1934 and 1962 (as Czechoslovakia)[1]
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1960)
Best result Champions, 1976 (as Czechoslovakia)[2]
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 1997)
Best result

Third Place, 1997

  • ^ Annual change
  • The national team was founded in 1901, existing under the previously mentioned names before the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1992. Their first international competition as the Czech Republic was the UEFA Euro 1996, where they finished runners-up, and they have taken part in every European Championship since. Following the separation, however, they have only featured in one FIFA World Cup, the 2006 tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round of the competition.

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    HistoryEdit

    Before World War I, Kingdom of Bohemia, predecessor of the Czech Republic, was part of Austria–Hungary. Bohemia played seven matches between 1903 and 1908, six of them against Hungary and one against England. Bohemia also played a match against Yugoslavia, Ostmark and Germany in 1939 while being the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

    When the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia, the national team had runner-up finishes in World Cups (1934, 1962) and a European Championship win in 1976.

    The 1990sEdit

    When Czechoslovakia split and reformed into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic national team was formed, and they played their first friendly match away to Turkey, winning 4–1, on 23 February 1994. The newly formed team played their first home game in Ostrava, against Lithuania, in which they registered their first home win, a 5–3 victory.

    Their first competitive match was part of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying campaign, in which they defeated Malta 6–1 in Ostrava. During the campaign, the Czech Republic registered six wins, three draws, and an embarrassing defeat against Luxembourg, finishing their qualifying Group 5 in first place, above favourites the Netherlands. In the final tournament, hosted by England, the Czechs progressed from the group stage, despite a 2–0 opening game defeat to Germany. They continued their good form, and progressed to the UEFA Euro 1996 final, where they lost 2–1 to the Germans at Wembley Stadium.

    Given their success at Euro 1996, the Czechs were expected to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. They finished third in their qualifying group, however, behind Spain and Yugoslavia, and subsequently missed the tournament.

    The 2000sEdit

    The Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2000, winning all ten of their group games and conceding just five goals.[3] In the finals the team were drawn in Group D, alongside 1998 FIFA World Cup winners France, co-hosts the Netherlands and UEFA Euro 1992 winners Denmark. This was considered to be the most difficult group to advance from in the tournament.[4] The team were unlucky in the first match against the Netherlands as they hit the woodwork multiple times before losing 1–0 to a last-minute penalty.[5] The Czechs lost their second match against eventual champions France 2–1 which eliminated them from advancing to the knockout round. Czech Republic managed a 2–0 win against Denmark in their final game courtesy of two goals from Vladimír Šmicer.[5]

    Once again, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup, this time finishing second in their group, behind Denmark, and then being beaten 1–0 in both legs by Belgium in the UEFA play-offs for a place in the finals.

    After the disappointment of the play-off defeat to Belgium, however, the fortunes of the national team began to change significantly with a settled team of star players at top European clubs, such as Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický, Milan Baroš, Marek Jankulovski and Tomáš Galásek together with the emergence of highly rated young goalkeeper Petr Čech. The team were unbeaten in 2002 and 2003, scoring 53 goals in 19 games and easily qualifying for Euro 2004 in the process. The Czech Republic went on a 20-game unbeaten streak, finally ended in Dublin on 31 March 2004 in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland.[6] The Czechs entered the Euro finals in Group D, dubbed the tournament's Group of Death alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia.[7] Despite going behind in all three group games, the team won them all. This included trailing 2–0 to the Netherlands in a classic 3–2 win and beating Germany in the final match with a much weakened team having already qualified.[8] The Czechs convincingly beat Denmark in the quarter-finals meaning a semi-final against Greece awaited them. The Czech Republic went into the semi-final against Greece as favourites and Tomáš Rosický hit the bar after just two minutes, Jan Koller had shots saved by the Greek goalkeeper and Pavel Nedvěd left the pitch injured in the end of the first half. It was not to be as the 90 minutes finished goalless and Greece won the game in the last minute of the first half of extra-time with a silver goal.[9] Greece would go on to win the tournament.

     
    Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup.

    The Czech Republic recorded their record win during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), thrashing Andorra 8–1 in a qualification match in Liberec. In the same match, Jan Koller became the all-time top scorer for the national team with his 35th international goal.[10] At the end of the campaign, after finishing in second place in Group 1 then defeating Norway in a playoff, the Czechs qualified for their first FIFA World Cup.[11] The team was boosted prior to the play-off matches by the return of Pavel Nedvěd,[12] who had initially retired from international football after Euro 2004. The squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany included 18 of the Euro 2004 team which reached the semi-finals. With the team ranked second in the world,[13] the Czechs were expected to do well. They started the tournament in fine form with a 3–0 win over the United States. During the game, however, Jan Koller was forced to leave with a hamstring injury,[14] putting him out of the tournament. In the next game, with the absent Koller and Milan Baroš still recovering from injury, the team suffered a shock loss, having Tomáš Ujfaluši sent off and ultimately losing 2–0 to Ghana.[13] Baroš returned for the final game against Italy which the Czechs had to win to progress. Once again, however, the team were reduced to ten men as Jan Polák was dismissed before half-time for two bookable offences.[14] Italy went on to win 2–0. Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský and Vratislav Lokvenc retired from the national team after this tournament.[15]

    The disappointing World Cup campaign was followed by a successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, where they finished top of their group, above Germany on head-to-head records. The Czechs beat co-hosts Switzerland 1–0 in their opening game, before being beaten 3–1 by Portugal, this meant that they, and Turkey carried identical records going into the final group game. The Czechs took a 2–0 lead just past the hour mark and looked set to qualify. The Turks, however, scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to win the game 2–3,[16] and that signalled the end of another disappointing performance at a major tournament and the final match for coach Karel Brückner.

    After the failure to impress at the European Championship, the Czechs faced World Cup qualification, being drawn in Group 3, under the guidance of coach Petr Rada. They started with a 0–0 away draw against Northern Ireland, which was followed by a poor performance against Poland, losing 2–1. A late goal from Libor Sionko won the next game 1–0 against Slovenia. This was followed by an unconvincing win against San Marino, and a goalless draw in Slovenia. In their following match, against neighbours Slovakia, a disastrous 2–1 defeat at home left the Czechs in a precarious qualifying position. Manager Petr Rada was dismissed and six players were suspended.[17] Ivan Hašek took temporary charge as manager,[18] gaining four points from his first two matches, as the team drew away to group leaders Slovakia and thrashed San Marino 7–0 in Uherské Hradiště. They subsequently beat Poland in Prague but followed this result with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland, finishing third in the group and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Hašek announced his immediate resignation.[19]

    The 2010sEdit

     
    Czech Republic in 2014

    A much changed team under new manager Michal Bílek entered the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The campaign began disastrously with a home loss to Lithuania. But an important win at home to Scotland was followed by wins against Liechtenstein. World champions Spain defeated the Czechs in between the Liechtenstein games, but the play-off spot was still in their hands. In the next game, a controversial last minute penalty from Michal Kadlec away to Scotland secured a 2–2 draw.[20] Despite Scotland winning their next two games and the Czechs again being defeated by Spain, the team could finish second if they could beat Lithuania away from home in the final game, assuming Spain would beat Scotland at home. Spain won 3–1 and the Czechs convincingly defeated Lithuania 4–1 to seal second spot and a place in the play-offs. The Czechs were drawn to face Montenegro in the two-legged play-off. A memorable goal from Václav Pilař and a last minute second from Tomáš Sivok helped the Czechs to a 2–0 first leg lead. In the second leg in Podgorica, a late goal from Petr Jiráček sealed a 1–0 win and the Czechs ran out 3–0 aggregate winners and qualified for Euro 2012.

    At the tournament, the Czechs lost their opening game 4–1 to Russia, with their only goal coming from midfielder Václav Pilař. In their second match, against Greece, the Czech Republic went 2–0 up within the first six minutes thanks to goals from Petr Jiráček and a second from Pilař. Following the half-time substitution of captain Tomáš Rosický, Greece scored a second-half goal following a mistake from Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, although there were no more goals and the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament.[21] Going into their third and final group match, the Czech Republic needed at least a draw against co-hosts Poland to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament. A second-half strike by Jiráček proved the difference between the teams as the Czechs ran out 1–0 winners. Due to Greece beating Russia in the other group game, the Czech Republic subsequently finished top of Group A,[22] becoming the first team to ever win a group at the European Championships with a negative goal difference.[23] The Czech team faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. In a tense and cagey game of few chances, Portugal eventually made the breakthrough with 11 minutes remaining through a header from Cristiano Ronaldo to win the match 1–0 and eliminate the Czechs.

    Due to the improved performance over Euro 2008 (as well as their previous World Cup qualification campaign), Bílek stayed on as coach, despite unrest amongst fans, and was tasked with qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.[24] The Czechs were drawn into UEFA Qualifying Group B along with Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta. The beginning of the campaign was stuttering,[24] with two goalless draws with Denmark and Bulgaria, paired with a narrow win against Malta, capping off their first three games. The team then had a setback in their fourth game, losing 0–3 to Denmark at home. The team was able to win against Armenia and draw with group leaders Italy, but lost to both Armenia and Italy in the rematches, greatly dimming their qualification hopes.[24] Bílek resigned[24] after the loss and was replaced with assistant coach Josef Pešice.[25] In their last two games with their new coach, the Czechs recorded wins over Malta and Bulgaria but lost to Italy, leaving them in third place and ending their qualification hopes. Pešice resigned as coach following the conclusion of qualifying.

    Pavel Vrba, the well known coach of Viktoria Plzeň, was appointed as the team's new coach on the first day of 2014, ahead of Euro 2016 qualifying.[26] The Czech team, which was much changed from their disappointing World Cup campaign, was drawn into a tough[27] group for qualifying, namely Group A, along with 2014 World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands, Turkey, Iceland, Latvia and Kazakhstan. The Czech team began with a win, defeating group favourites Netherlands 2–1, and followed up with victories over Turkey, Kazakhstan and Iceland, leaving them as group leaders with maximum points after four matches. A draw at home against Latvia followed; nonetheless, the Czechs remained group leaders, and on 6 September 2015, the Czech Republic qualified for their sixth European Championship. However, they only managed to get one point from a draw with Croatia, losing to Spain and Turkey and suffering their worst performance in the European Championship. During a friendly match against Australia on 1 June 2018, the Czechs recorded their biggest defeat losing 0-4 in Sankt Pölten, Austria.[28]

    Head-to-head records (since 1994)Edit

    As of 10 September 2018, after a match against Russia.

      Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

    1. ^ Includes matches against   Serbia and Montenegro which existed between 1992 and 2006.

    Record in major tournamentsEdit

    FIFA World Cup recordEdit

         Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
    Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
    19301994 As   Czechoslovakia As   Czechoslovakia
      1998 Did not qualify 10 5 1 4 16 6
        2002 12 6 2 4 20 10
      2006 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Squad 14 11 0 3 37 12
      2010 Did not qualify 10 4 4 2 17 6
      2014 10 4 3 3 13 9
      2018 10 4 3 3 17 10
      2022 To be determined
          2026
    Total 0 Title 1/8 3 1 0 2 3 4 66 34 13 19 120 53

    UEFA European Championship recordEdit

         Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
    Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads Pld W D L GF GA
    19601992 As   Czechoslovakia As   Czechoslovakia
      1996 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 7 8 Squad 10 6 3 1 21 6
        2000 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Squad 10 10 0 0 26 5
      2004 Semi-finals 3rd 5 4 0 1 10 5 Squad 8 7 1 0 23 5
        2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6 Squad 12 9 2 1 27 5
        2012 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 4 6 Squad 10 6 1 3 15 8
      2016 Group stage 21st 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad 10 7 1 2 19 14
      2020 To be determined
      2024
    Total 1 Title 6/8 24 10 3 11 30 33 60 45 8 7 131 43

    FIFA Confederations Cup recordEdit

         Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    FIFA Confederations Cup record
    Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squads
      1992 Did not qualify
      1995
      1997 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 10 7 Squad
      1999 Did not qualify
        2001
      2003
      2005
      2009
      2013
      2017
    2021 To be determined
    Total Third place 1/11 5 2 1 2 10 7
    Major competitions
      1996 European Championship – Final
      1998 World Cup – Failed to qualify
      2000 European Championship – Group stage
      2002 World Cup – Failed to qualify
      2004 European Championship – Semi-Final
      2006 World Cup – Group Stage
      2008 European Championship – Group Stage
      2010 World Cup – Failed to qualify
      2012 European Championship – Quarter-Final
      2014 World Cup – Failed to qualify
      2016 European Championship – Group Stage
      2018 World Cup – Failed to qualify
    7 out of 12

    HonoursEdit

    Competition       Total
    World Cup 0 2 0 2
    European Championship 1 1 3 5
    Confederations Cup 0 0 1 1
    Total 1 3 4 8

    ManagersEdit

    Coaching staffEdit

    Position Name
    Head Coach   Jaroslav Šilhavý
    Assistant Coach   Tomáš Galásek
    Assistant Coach   Jiří Chytrý
    Goalkeeping Coach   Milan Veselý

    Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

    2017Edit

    2018Edit

    StadiumsEdit

    Ten different cities hosted national team matches of the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2011.[29] The most commonly-used stadium is Generali Arena, the home stadium of AC Sparta Prague. As of 3 June 2014, the team has played 36 of 92 home matches there. Since 2012, competitive games have also been held Doosan Arena, Plzeň.

    Stadiums which have hosted Czech Republic international football matches:

    Number of
    matches
    Stadium First international Last international
    42 Generali Arena, Prague 26 April 1995 4 September 2016
    20 Na Stínadlech, Teplice 18 September 1996 11 September 2012
    9 Andrův stadion, Olomouc 25 March 1998 3 June 2014
    9 Eden Arena, Prague 27 May 2008 1 September 2017
    5 Bazaly, Ostrava 25 May 1994 16 August 2000
    4 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec 4 June 2005 11 August 2010
    4 Doosan Arena, Plzeň 12 October 2012 8 October 2017
    3 Stadion Střelnice, Jablonec 4 September 1996 5 June 2009
    3 Městský stadion, Ostrava 26 March 1996 11 October 2016
    3 Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště 16 August 2006 6 September 2018
    2 Stadion Evžena Rošického, Prague 24 April 1996 18 August 2004
    2 Sportovní areál, Drnovice 18 August 1999 15 August 2001
    2 Městský stadion, Mladá Boleslav 31 August 2016 11 October 2016
    1 Stadion FC Bohemia Poděbrady, Poděbrady 26 February 1997
    1 Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno 8 March 1995
    1 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice 29 March 2011
    1 Městský stadion, Ústí nad Labem 22 March 2017

    PlayersEdit

    Current squadEdit

    The following players were called up for the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League matches against Slovakia on 13 October and Ukraine on 16 October 2018.

    No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
    1GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 29) 22 0   Sevilla
    1GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 26) 9 0   Rennes
    1GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 26) 7 0   Werder Bremen

    2DF Theodor Gebre Selassie (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 31) 50 3   Werder Bremen
    2DF Filip Novák (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 28) 17 1   Trabzonspor
    2DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 26) 13 0   Çaykur Rizespor
    2DF Ondřej Čelůstka (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 29) 6 1   Antalyaspor
    2DF Vladimír Coufal (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 26) 3 0   Slavia Prague
    2DF Ondřej Kúdela (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 31) 0 0   Slavia Prague

    3MF Bořek Dočkal (Captain) (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 30) 37 6   Philadelphia Union
    3MF Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 26) 22 5   Burnley
    3MF Josef Šural (1990-05-30) 30 May 1990 (age 28) 20 1   Sparta Prague
    3MF David Pavelka (1991-05-18) 18 May 1991 (age 27) 16 0   Kasımpaşa
    3MF Jakub Jankto (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 22) 15 1   Sampdoria
    3MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 23) 12 5   Udinese
    3MF Jaromír Zmrhal (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 25) 12 1   Slavia Prague
    3MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 24) 4 0   Jablonec
    3MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 25) 1 0   Jablonec

    4FW Michael Krmenčík (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 25) 19 8   Viktoria Plzeň
    4FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 22) 12 4   Roma

    Recent call-upsEdit

    The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic squad within the last twelve months:

    Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
    DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 26) 34 3   1899 Hoffenheim v.   Ukraine, 16 October 2018 INJ
    DF Lukáš Hejda (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 28) 1 0   Viktoria Plzeň v.   Ukraine, 16 October 2018 INJ
    DF Radim Řezník (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 29) 2 0   Viktoria Plzeň v.   Slovakia, 13 October 2018 INJ
    DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 25) 16 2   Bristol City v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    DF Jan Bořil (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 27) 9 0   Slavia Prague v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    DF Marek Suchý (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 30) 39 1   Basel v.   Nigeria, 6 June 2018
    DF Jakub Jugas (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 26) 2 0   Slavia Prague v.   Nigeria, 6 June 2018
    DF Michael Lüftner (1994-03-14) 14 March 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Copenhagen 2018 China Cup, March 2018
    DF Stefan Simić (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 23) 1 0   AC Milan v.   Qatar, 11 November 2017

    MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 23) 14 2   Slavia Prague v.   Slovakia, 13 October 2018
    MF Josef Hušbauer (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 28) 18 1   Slavia Prague v.   Slovakia, 13 October 2018 INJ
    MF Jan Kopic (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 28) 13 3   Viktoria Plzeň v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    MF Tomáš Hořava (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 30) 14 3   Viktoria Plzeň v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    MF Jan Sýkora (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 24) 10 1   Slavia Prague v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    MF Ondřej Petrák (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 (age 26) 0 0   1. FC Nürnberg v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    MF Vladimír Darida (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 28) 52 4   Hertha BSC v.   Nigeria, 6 June 2018
    MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 26) 6 0   Sparta Prague 2018 China Cup, March 2018
    MF Šimon Falta (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 25) 2 0   Sigma Olomouc v.   Qatar, 11 November 2017
    MF Robert Hrubý (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 24) 2 0   Baník Ostrava v.   Qatar, 11 November 2017
    MF David Houska (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 (age 25) 1 0   Sigma Olomouc v.   Qatar, 11 November 2017

    FW Stanislav Tecl (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28) 5 0   Slavia Prague v.   Russia, 10 September 2018
    FW Milan Škoda (1986-01-16) 16 January 1986 (age 32) 18 4   Slavia Prague 2018 China Cup, March 2018 INJ
    FW Jan Kliment (1993-09-01) 1 September 1993 (age 25) 5 0   Brøndby v.   Qatar, 11 November 2017
    • INJ = Withdrew due to an injury.
    • PRE = Preliminary squad.
    • RET = Retired from international football.

    Previous squadsEdit

    Player recordsEdit

    Player records are accurate as of 23 March 2018.
    Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

    Most capped playersEdit

     
    Petr Cech is the most capped player in the history of Czech Republic with 124 caps
    # Name Career Caps Goals
    1 Petr Čech 2002–2016 124 0
    2 Karel Poborský 1994–2006 118 8
    3 Tomáš Rosický 2000–2016 105 23
    4 Jaroslav Plašil 2004–2016 103 7
    5 Milan Baroš 2001–2012 93 41
    6 Jan Koller 1999–2009 91 55
    Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 91 18
    8 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 80 27
    9 Tomáš Ujfaluši 2001–2009 78 2
    10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 77 11

    Top goalscorersEdit

     
    Jan Koller is the top scorer in the history of Czech Republic with 55 goals
    # Player Career Goals Caps
    1 Jan Koller (list) 1999–2009 55 91
    2 Milan Baroš (list) 2001–2012 41 93
    3 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–2005 27 81
    4 Tomáš Rosický 2000–2016 23 105
    5 Pavel Kuka 1994–2001 22 63
    6 Patrik Berger 1994–2001 18 44
    Pavel Nedvěd 1994–2006 18 91
    8 Vratislav Lokvenc 1995–2006 14 74
    9 Tomáš Necid 2008–present 12 42
    10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–2009 11 77

    (Above Information in both tables taken from individual player pages, based on players from the Czech Republic international footballers page (List of Czech Republic international footballers))

    See alsoEdit

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