Jan Macháček (born 15 February 1972 in Prague) is a former Czech rugby player. He is one of arguably the two most famous Czech rugby players, along with Martin Jágr. He played for Newport RFC and Pontypridd RFC in Wales, Sale Sharks in England, Clermont Auvergne in France as well as the Barbarians.

Jan Macháček
Date of birth (1972-02-15) February 15, 1972 (age 47)
Place of birthPrague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
UniversityCharles University in Prague
Occupation(s)Entrepreneur
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, number eight, lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990-1994
1995
2003-2004
2004-2014
2015-2017
Slavia Prague
Dunedin Pirates
Říčany
Slavia Prague
RA Olymp Praha
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000–2003
Newport
Sale Sharks
Pontypridd
Clermont
61
11
19
30
(155)
(20)
(25)
(15)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993-2009 Czech Republic 55

He is currently CEO and owner[1] of Infonia s.r.o., a webdesign company.

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Prague and started playing rugby on account of his father Dušan having played. The first team he played for was Czech outfit Slavia Prague.

International careerEdit

He played his final match on 16 December 2009 in a 17-5 win against Hong Kong in Prague, aged 37 years old.

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