Jiří Rosický (footballer, born 1977)

Jiří Rosický (born 11 November 1977) is a Czech retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Jiří Rosický
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-11-11) 11 November 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1996 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Atlético Madrid B 54 (0)
2000–2003 SC Bregenz 63 (3)
2003–2004 Sparta Prague 0 (0)
2004–2005 Jablonec 3 (0)
2005–2006 Bohemians Prague
National team
1997 Czech Republic U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Rosický joined local Sparta Prague's youth system at the age of ten. Abroad, Rosický played for Atlético Madrid's reserve team, spending four seasons in Segunda División and being relegated in his last as the main squad had also dropped down a level in La Liga. He then spent three years in Austria playing for SC Bregenz, where he scored three times in 63 matches.[1]

In his homeland he represented FK Baumit Jablonec in the 2003–04 Gambrinus liga.[2] He later played for Bohemians 1905 before retiring at the age of 29, due to persistent injury problems with both knees.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Rosický's father, also called Jiří, played football as a defender in the 1970s.[2] His younger brother, Tomáš, a midfielder, became the third footballer of the family. Also a youth graduate at Sparta, he played several seasons with both Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, being a longtime Czech Republic international.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jiří Rosický ukončil kariéru, jde k Paskovi" [Jiří Rosický ended career, goes to Paska]. Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 5 January 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Jeřábek, Luboš (2007). Český a československý fotbal – lexikon osobností a klubů (in Czech). Prague: Grada Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 978-80-247-1656-5.
  3. ^ "Jiri Rosicky: "Mi hermnao [sic] quería jugar en el Atlético"" [Jiri Rosicky: "My brother wanted to play for Atlético"] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 23 May 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2013.

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