Michal Bílek (born 13 April 1965) is a football manager and former player. He led the Czech Republic national football team for four years between 2009 and 2013. As a player, he represented Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic at international level. His playing position was right midfielder. Currently, he is the coach of Kazakhstan.
|Full name||Michal Bílek|
|Date of birth||13 April 1965|
|Place of birth||Prague, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2002–2003||Czech Republic U19|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During his career, Bílek was mainly associated with Sparta Prague, which he represented on four separate occasions, starting with the first team aged only 17.
In 1990, he had his first and only abroad experience, in Spain with Real Betis, being relegated in his first season, and returning to Sparta after another year. He then played for FK Viktoria Žižkov and FK Teplice until 2000, appearing once again for his main club in between.
Immediately after retiring, Bílek began coaching, precisely with Teplice. After a brief stint in Costa Rica, he returned home, going on to manage FK Chmel Blšany, FC Viktoria Plzeň and MFK Ružomberok. In 2006, he took charge of Sparta, replacing Stanislav Griga. He went on to win the Gambrinus liga in his first year and finish second in the following. He resigned from his position at Sparta in May 2008.
Bílek played for Czechoslovakia, and later briefly for the independent Czech Republic; for both he played a total of 35 matches and scored 11 goals, being an offensive mainstay for the former at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice for the quartefinalists.
In late October 2009, after having coached the nation's U19 team seven years earlier, former assistant Bílek was named the new coach of the senior side, following Ivan Hašek's resignation after the failure to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa. He was replaced as the national team boss in September 2013 after nearly four years in the role by Josef Pešice.
- Scores and results list Czechoslovakia's goal tally first.
|1.||27 October 1987||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia||Poland||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|2.||11 November 1987||Letná Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Wales||2–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 1988 qualification|
|3.||20 September 1988||Letná Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Austria||2–0||4–2||Friendly|
|4.||9 May 1989||Letná Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Luxembourg||4–0||4–0||1990 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||5 September 1989||Štadión pod Zoborom, Nitra, Czechoslovakia||Romania||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|6.||6 October 1989||Letná Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Portugal||1–0||2–1||1990 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8.||25 October 1989||Letná Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Switzerland||2–0||3–0||1990 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9.||10 June 1990||Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy||United States||2–0||5–1||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|10.||15 June 1990||Stade Comunale, Florence, Italy||Austria||1–0||1–0||1990 FIFA World Cup|
|11.||22 April 1992||Strahov Stadium, Prague, Czechoslovakia||Germany||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
- "Griga skončil, Spartu bude trénovat Bílek" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- "Bílek ve Spartě skončil hned, nahradil ho Chovanec" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 May 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- Hard work the key, says Bílek; UEFA.com, 20 July 2003
- Hašek passes Czech mantle to Bílek; UEFA.com, 20 October 2009
- "Místo Bílka bude reprezentaci dočasně trénovat Pešice. Nebude to sranda, míní Cipro". Hospodářské noviny. 13 September 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Bílek, Michal". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 April 2017.