Václav Pilař (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslaf ˈpɪlar̝̊]; born 13 October 1988) is a Czech professional football player who plays for Sigma Olomouc. He has also been capped internationally for the Czech Republic.
|Full name||Václav Pilař|
|Date of birth||13 October 1988|
|Place of birth||Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2011–2012||→ Viktoria Plzeň (loan)||25||(7)|
|2013–2014||→ SC Freiburg (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ Viktoria Plzeň (loan)||28||(4)|
|2018||→ Slovan Liberec (loan)||6||(0)|
|2005–2006||Czech Republic U18||9||(1)|
|2006–2007||Czech Republic U19||10||(0)|
|2010||Czech Republic U21||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2017
After refusing to sign a contract with Plzeň in November 2011, Pilař was reported to have signed a contract with German side VfL Wolfsburg. In January 2012, it was announced that Pilař would join VfL Wolfsburg in the summer but would be staying in the Czech Republic in the lead up to the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.
He was injured in the summer of 2012 and didn't play a single match for Wolfsburg during the 2012–13 season. In the summer of 2013, Pilař joined SC Freiburg on loan. Having been out for 14 months, Pilař returned to action in an October 2013 friendly match for Freiburg against 2. Bundesliga side Sandhausen.
He scored the Czech Republic's first goal in their opening game of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament against Russia when they were 2–0 down. In the second match of the tournament, Pilař scored the winning goal in the 2–1 victory against Greece, earning the Man of the match accolade in the process.
- As of 1 June 2015
|Hradec Králové||2009–10 Czech 2. Liga||36||9||0||0||0||0||36||9|
|2010–11 Czech First League||28||3||0||0||0||0||28||3|
|Viktoria Plzeň||2011–12 Czech First League||25||7||0||0||14||3||39||10|
|VfL Wolfsburg||2012–13 Bundesliga||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|SC Freiburg (loan)||2013–14 Bundesliga||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Viktoria Plzeň||2014–15 Czech First League||28||4||0||0||2||1||30||5|
- Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first.
|1.||11 November 2011||Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||Montenegro||UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification play-offs|
|2.||8 June 2012||Municipal Stadium, Wrocław, Poland||Russia||UEFA Euro 2012|
|3.||12 June 2012||Greece|
|4.||9 September 2014||Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||Netherlands||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification|
|5.||28 March 2015||Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic||Latvia|
- "Do SK Sigma míří Václav Pilař" (in Czech). sigmafotbal.cz. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
- "Plzeň vyřadila z kádru Pilaře, záložník už se upsal Wolfsburgu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
- "Pilař přestoupí do Wolfsburgu v létě, přesto mu Plzeň nabídla smlouvu" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "Pilař teď už může v Hradci Kralové fandit fotbalistům Plzně" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Freiburg loan Pilař from Wolfsburg". UEFA.com. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "Návrat po zranění. Pilař si po čtrnáctiměsíční pauze zahrál zápas" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "Krásný gól, říkal Pilař. Jeho ránu loni odnesla Sparta, teď Černá Hora" (in Czech). idnes.cz. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "Russia 4 Czech Republic 1". BBC Sport. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- "Perfect Pilař picks up Man of the Match prize". UEFA.com. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2014.