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Josef Šural (30 May 1990 – 29 April 2019)[1] was a Czech professional footballer who played as a forward.[2]

Josef Šural
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-05-30)30 May 1990
Place of birth Hustopeče, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 29 April 2019(2019-04-29) (aged 28)
Place of death Alanya, Turkey
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1995–1996 Šakvice
1996–2008 Brno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Brno 37 (2)
2011–2016 Slovan Liberec 113 (30)
2016–2018 Sparta Praha 67 (20)
2019 Alanyaspor 9 (1)
Total 226 (53)
National team
2005–2006 Czech Republic U16 9 (2)
2006–2007 Czech Republic U17 11 (4)
2007 Czech Republic U18 6 (5)
2008–2009 Czech Republic U19 10 (3)
2013–2018 Czech Republic 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Memorial to deceased Josef Šural at the Letná Stadium, Prague presenting his Sparta shirt number

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CareerEdit

In June 2011, Šural together with his Zbrojovka Brno teammate Michael Rabušic signed a three-year contract with Gambrinus liga side Slovan Liberec.[3] On 13 January 2016 he transferred to AC Sparta Praha[4], before moving to Turkish side Alanyaspor in January 2019.[5]

Šural played 20 international games and scored one goal. He was a part of the national team that played in Euro 2016 in France, and finished as the last of their group.[6] Šural played in the three games as a substitute, and received a yellow card in the last game against Turkey.[7]

DeathEdit

Šural died on 29 April 2019, when a minibus that was transporting him and six other players crashed 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Alanya. Šural and his teammates were taken to hospital, but Šural died of his injuries. Steven Caulker and Papiss Cissé were reportedly also on the bus, but survived.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Czech Republic[9]
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2015 6 1
2016 8 0
2017 2 0
2018 3 0
Total 20 1

International goalsEdit

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2015 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands 2–0 3–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alanyaspor football team bus overturns killing midfielder, injuring 7 others". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Czech striker Josef Šural mourned". UEFA. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ Štráfeldová, Milena (27 June 2011). "Ze sportu:". Radio Prague (in Czech). Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Josef Šural přestupuje do Sparty". Sparta.cz (in Czech). 14 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Alanyaspor bus crash: Josef Sural killed on bus journey back from Kayserispor". 29 April 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  6. ^ UEFA.com. "Czech striker Josef Šural mourned". UEFA.com. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  7. ^ uefa.com (21 June 2016). "UEFA EURO 2016 - History - Czech Republic-Turkey". Uefa.com. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Czech international Josef Sural dead after Alanyaspor team bus involved in crash". mirror.co.uk. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Josef Šural". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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