|Full name||Pavel Vrba|
|Date of birth||6 December 1963|
|Place of birth||Přerov, Czechoslovakia|
|Baník Ostrava (manager)|
|→ TJ RH Sušice (loan)|
|→ TJ Nýrsko (loan)|
|1996–2004||Baník Ostrava (Assistant)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
As a player, Vrba played for several clubs including Baník Ostrava. As a coach, he led several Czech and Slovak clubs, including a Czech First League record of five seasons in charge of FC Viktoria Plzeň, whom he led to two league titles, one cup title, and three consecutive seasons of participation in the UEFA Europa League knockout stage – a record for any Czech club.
Having been assistant to manager Erich Cviertna, Vrba took charge of FC Baník Ostrava for a short time towards the end of the 2002–03 Czech First League after Cviertna's departure. His first match in charge resulted in a 7–0 loss for Ostrava away to Slavia Prague.
In 2010, he led Viktoria Plzeň to the victory in the Czech Cup for the first time in the club history. He was voted the Czech Coach of the Year for 2010. In the 2010–11 season of the Czech First League, he won the league with Viktoria Plzeň for the first time in the club history. Vrba was awarded the title "Czech Coach of the Year" for 2012, symbolising the third consecutive year he had won the award. He led Plzeň to a second league title in 2013. In October 2013 Vrba led Plzen for a 152nd consecutive top-flight match, setting a league record. Despite having a contract with Plzeň until June 2015, the Czech Football Association activated a buy-out clause, paying his club 8 million Czech koruna and he was announced as the new manager of the Czech Republic national football team in November 2013. His last game in charge of the club was the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage tie against CSKA Moscow which Plzeň won 2–1 with a last-minute goal from Tomáš Wágner, thus earning them a place in the Europa League knockout stage. At the end of the match, the fans unfurled a banner reading "always remember that it wasn't wasted time".
- Czech Coach of the Year (8): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
- As of match played 18 May 2022
|Ostrava||3 May 2003||17 June 2003||5||2||2||1||7||10||−3||40.00|
|Púchov||18 June 2004||7 April 2006||65||18||14||33||54||91||−37||27.69|
|Žilina||1 July 2006||24 September 2008||87||58||17||12||200||68||+132||66.67|
|Plzeň||8 October 2008||15 December 2013||231||134||51||46||453||247||+206||58.01|
|Czech Republic||1 January 2014||30 June 2016||25||10||5||10||41||36||+5||40.00|
|Anzhi Makhachkala||30 June 2016||30 December 2016||19||7||5||7||19||19||+0||36.84|
|Plzeň||1 July 2017||17 December 2019||117||69||22||26||204||131||+73||58.97|
|Ludogorets Razgrad||18 December 2019||25 October 2020||28||15||6||7||57||28||+29||53.57|
|Sparta Prague||3 February 2021||73||44||11||18||152||95||+57||60.27|
- iDNES.cz: Komňacký, Koubek, Psotka. Kdo je nejlepším trenérem? - 14 May 2010
- "Vrba: I couldn't imagine a better ending". UEFA. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Sedm slávistů dalo Ostravě sedm branek". idnes.cz (in Czech). 5 May 2003. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Muž, který stvořil plzeňský zázrak. Ovšem v lize začínal porážkou 0:7". idnes.cz (in Czech). 17 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Žilina bank on Vrba dexterity". UEFA.com. 25 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 July 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Fotbalovým králem je opět brankář. Čech vyhrál pošesté a má rekord" [Football king is again a goalkeeper. Čech won for the sixth time and has the record]. idnes.cz (in Czech). Mladá fronta DNES. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "Vrba definitivně k reprezentaci nepůjde, Plzeň ho neuvolní". Česká televize (in Czech). 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- "Vrba to become national soccer coach after huge success with Plzeň". Czech Radio. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Kratochvíl, Marek. "Na tohle budu vzpomínat celý život, hodnotil postupovou rozlučku Pavel Vrba" (in Czech). Gambrinusliga.cz. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Potřeboval jsem změnu, přiznal Vrba. V Bulharsku si vydělá přes 30 milionů". isport.blesk.cz. 18 December 2019.
- "Vítejte, trenére". sparta.cz. 3 February 2021.