Czech Republic national football team

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Czech Republic
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Association Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jaroslav Šilhavý
Captain Bořek Dočkal
Most caps Petr Čech (124)
Top scorer Jan Koller (55)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code CZE
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 48 Decrease2.svg 4 (4 April 2019) [1]
Highest2 (September 1999; January – May 2000; April – May 2005; January – May 2006)
Lowest67 (March 1994)
Elo ranking
Current 38 Decrease2.svg 1 (27 March 2019) [2]
Highest1 (June 2004, June 2005)
Lowest47 (4 September 2017)
First international
Flag of Hungary (1848-1849, 1867-1869).svg  Hungary 2–1 BohemiaFlag of Bohemia.svg
(Budapest, Hungary; 5 April 1903)
As the Czech Republic
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1–4 Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(Istanbul, Turkey; 23 February 1994)
Biggest win
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8–1 Andorra  Flag of Andorra.svg
(Liberec, Czech Republic; 4 June 2005)
Biggest defeat
Flag of England.svg  England 5–0 Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
(London, England; 22 March 2019)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1934 )
Best resultRunners-up, 1934 and 1962 (as Czechoslovakia) [3]
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1960 )
Best resultChampions, 1976 (as Czechoslovakia) [4]
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1997 )
Best resultThird Place, 1997
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  • The Czech national football team (Czech : Česká fotbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in association football and is controlled by the Football Association of the Czech Republic, the governing body for football in the Czech Republic. Historically, the team participated in FIFA and UEFA competitions as Bohemia, Austria-Hungary and Czechoslovakia, finishing second at the 1934 and 1962 World Cups and winning the European Championship in 1976. [3] [4]

    Czech language West Slavic language spoken in the Czech Republic

    Czech, historically also Bohemian, is a West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group. Spoken by over 10 million people, it serves as the official language of the Czech Republic. Czech is closely related to Slovak, to the point of mutual intelligibility to a very high degree. Like other Slavic languages, Czech is a fusional language with a rich system of morphology and relatively flexible word order. Its vocabulary has been extensively influenced by Latin and German.

    Czech Republic Country in Central Europe

    The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents; other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen.

    Football Association of the Czech Republic sports governing body

    The Football Association of the Czech Republic or colloquially the Czech Football Association is the governing body of football in the Czech Republic, based in Prague. It organizes the lower-level league competitions in the country, the Czech Cup, and the Czech Republic national football team.

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    The national team was founded in 1901, existing under the previously mentioned names before the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1992. Their first international competition as the Czech Republic was the UEFA Euro 1996, where they finished runners-up, and they have taken part in every European Championship since. Following the separation, however, they have only featured in one FIFA World Cup, the 2006 tournament, where they were eliminated in the first round of the competition.

    UEFA Euro 1996 1996 edition of the UEFA Euro

    The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 96, was the 10th UEFA European Championship, a quadrennial football tournament contested by European nations and organised by UEFA. It took place in England from 8 to 30 June 1996.

    UEFA European Championship European association football tournament for mens national teams

    The UEFA European Championship is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UEFA European Nations' Cup, changing to the current name in 1968. Starting with the 1996 tournament, specific championships are often referred to in the form "UEFA Euro [year]"; this format has since been retroactively applied to earlier tournaments.

    FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

    The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

    History

    Before World War I, Kingdom of Bohemia, predecessor of the Czech Republic, was part of Austria–Hungary. Bohemia played seven matches between 1903 and 1908, six of them against Hungary and one against England. Bohemia also played a match against Yugoslavia, Ostmark and Germany in 1939 while being the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

    Kingdom of Bohemia Monarchy in Central Europe, predecessor of modern Czech Republic

    The Kingdom of Bohemia, sometimes later in English literature referred to as the Czech Kingdom, was a medieval and early modern monarchy in Central Europe, the predecessor of the modern Czech Republic. It was an Imperial State in the Holy Roman Empire, and the Bohemian king was a prince-elector of the empire. The kings of Bohemia, besides Bohemia, also ruled the Lands of the Bohemian Crown, which at various times included Moravia, Silesia, Lusatia, and parts of Saxony, Brandenburg, and Bavaria.

    The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.

    England national football team Mens association football team representing England

    The England men's national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.

    When the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia, the national team had runner-up finishes in World Cups (1934, 1962) and a European Championship win in 1976.

    Czechoslovakia 1918–1992 country in Central Europe, predecessor of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

    Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

    Czechoslovakia national football team former mens national association football team representing Czechoslovakia

    The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1920 to 1992. The team was controlled by the Czechoslovak Football Association, and the team qualified for eight World Cups and three European Championships. It had two runner-up finishes in World Cups, in 1934 and 1962, and won the European Championship in the 1976 tournament.

    1934 FIFA World Cup 1934 edition of the FIFA World Cup

    The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934.

    The 1990s

    When Czechoslovakia split and reformed into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech Republic national team was formed, and they played their first friendly match away to Turkey, winning 4–1, on 23 February 1994. The newly formed team played their first home game in Ostrava, against Lithuania, in which they registered their first home win, a 5–3 victory.

    Slovakia Republic in Central Europe

    Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) and is mostly mountainous. The population is over 5.4 million and consists mostly of Slovaks. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak.

    Turkey national football team mens national association football team representing Turkey

    The Turkey national football team represents Turkey in association football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. They are affiliated with UEFA.

    Ostrava Statutory City in Czech Republic

    Ostrava is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is 15 km (9 mi) from the border with Poland, at the meeting point of four rivers: the Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lučina. In terms of both population and area Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, the second largest city in Moravia, and the largest city in Czech Silesia. It straddles the border of the two historic provinces of Moravia and Silesia. The population is almost 300,000 people. The wider conurbation – which also includes the towns of Bohumín, Doubrava, Havířov, Karviná, Orlová, Petřvald and Rychvald – is home to about 500,000 people, making it the largest urban area in the Czech Republic apart from the capital, Prague.

    Their first competitive match was part of the UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying campaign, in which they defeated Malta 6–1 in Ostrava. During the campaign, the Czech Republic registered six wins, three draws, and an embarrassing defeat against Luxembourg, finishing their qualifying Group 5 in first place, above favourites the Netherlands. In the final tournament, hosted by England, the Czechs progressed from the group stage, despite a 2–0 opening game defeat to Germany. They continued their good form, and progressed to the UEFA Euro 1996 final, where they lost 2–1 to the Germans at Wembley Stadium.

    Qualifying for UEFA Euro 1996 took place throughout 1994 and 1995. Forty-seven teams were divided into eight groups, with each team playing the others in their group both home and away. The winners of each group, as well as the six best runners-up, qualified automatically, while the two worst runners-up were involved in a play-off at a neutral venue. England qualified automatically as hosts of the event.

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    Given their success at Euro 1996, the Czechs were expected to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. They finished third in their qualifying group, however, behind Spain and Yugoslavia, and subsequently missed the tournament.

    The 2000s

    The Czech Republic qualified for Euro 2000, winning all ten of their group games and conceding just five goals. [5] In the finals the team were drawn in Group D, alongside 1998 FIFA World Cup winners France, co-hosts the Netherlands and UEFA Euro 1992 winners Denmark. This was considered to be the most difficult group to advance from in the tournament. [6] The team were unlucky in the first match against the Netherlands as they hit the woodwork multiple times before losing 1–0 to a last-minute penalty. [7] The Czechs lost their second match against eventual champions France 2–1 which eliminated them from advancing to the knockout round. Czech Republic managed a 2–0 win against Denmark in their final game courtesy of two goals from Vladimír Šmicer. [7]

    Once again, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup, this time finishing second in their group, behind Denmark, and then being beaten 1–0 in both legs by Belgium in the UEFA play-offs for a place in the finals.

    After the disappointment of the play-off defeat to Belgium, however, the fortunes of the national team began to change significantly with a settled team of star players at top European clubs, such as Pavel Nedvěd, Jan Koller, Tomáš Rosický, Milan Baroš, Marek Jankulovski and Tomáš Galásek together with the emergence of highly rated young goalkeeper Petr Čech. The team were unbeaten in 2002 and 2003, scoring 53 goals in 19 games and easily qualifying for Euro 2004 in the process. The Czech Republic went on a 20-game unbeaten streak, finally ended in Dublin on 31 March 2004 in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland. [8] The Czechs entered the Euro finals in Group D, dubbed the tournament's Group of Death alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia. [9] Despite going behind in all three group games, the team won them all. This included trailing 2–0 to the Netherlands in a classic 3–2 win and beating Germany in the final match with a much weakened team having already qualified. [10] The Czechs convincingly beat Denmark in the quarter-finals meaning a semi-final against Greece awaited them. The Czech Republic went into the semi-final against Greece as favourites and Tomáš Rosický hit the bar after just two minutes, Jan Koller had shots saved by the Greek goalkeeper and Pavel Nedvěd left the pitch injured in the end of the first half. It was not to be as the 90 minutes finished goalless and Greece won the game in the last minute of the first half of extra-time with a silver goal. [11] Greece would go on to win the tournament.

    Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup. Closeup Czech Republic versus Ghana at 2006 World Cup.jpg
    Czech Republic (red) v Ghana (white) at the 2006 World Cup.

    The Czech Republic recorded their record win during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA), thrashing Andorra 8–1 in a qualification match in Liberec. In the same match, Jan Koller became the all-time top scorer for the national team with his 35th international goal. [12] At the end of the campaign, after finishing in second place in Group 1 then defeating Norway in a playoff, the Czechs qualified for their first FIFA World Cup. [13] The team was boosted prior to the play-off matches by the return of Pavel Nedvěd, [14] who had initially retired from international football after Euro 2004. The squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany included 18 of the Euro 2004 team which reached the semi-finals. With the team ranked second in the world, [15] the Czechs were expected to do well. They started the tournament in fine form with a 3–0 win over the United States. During the game, however, Jan Koller was forced to leave with a hamstring injury, [16] putting him out of the tournament. In the next game, with the absent Koller and Milan Baroš still recovering from injury, the team suffered a shock loss, having Tomáš Ujfaluši sent off and ultimately losing 2–0 to Ghana. [15] Baroš returned for the final game against Italy which the Czechs had to win to progress. Once again, however, the team were reduced to ten men as Jan Polák was dismissed before half-time for two bookable offences. [16] Italy went on to win 2–0. Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský and Vratislav Lokvenc retired from the national team after this tournament. [17]

    The disappointing World Cup campaign was followed by a successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2008, where they finished top of their group, above Germany on head-to-head records. The Czechs beat co-hosts Switzerland 1–0 in their opening game, before being beaten 3–1 by Portugal, this meant that they, and Turkey carried identical records going into the final group game. The Czechs took a 2–0 lead just past the hour mark and looked set to qualify. The Turks, however, scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to win the game 2–3, [18] and that signalled the end of another disappointing performance at a major tournament and the final match for coach Karel Brückner.

    After the failure to impress at the European Championship, the Czechs faced World Cup qualification, being drawn in Group 3, under the guidance of coach Petr Rada. They started with a 0–0 away draw against Northern Ireland, which was followed by a poor performance against Poland, losing 2–1. A late goal from Libor Sionko won the next game 1–0 against Slovenia. This was followed by an unconvincing win against San Marino, and a goalless draw in Slovenia. In their following match, against neighbours Slovakia, a disastrous 2–1 defeat at home left the Czechs in a precarious qualifying position. Manager Petr Rada was dismissed and six players were suspended. [19] Ivan Hašek took temporary charge as manager, [20] gaining four points from his first two matches, as the team drew away to group leaders Slovakia and thrashed San Marino 7–0 in Uherské Hradiště. They subsequently beat Poland in Prague but followed this result with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland, finishing third in the group and failing to qualify for the World Cup. Hašek announced his immediate resignation. [21]

    The 2010s

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    Czech Republic in 2014

    A much changed team under new manager Michal Bílek entered the Euro 2012 qualifiers. The campaign began disastrously with a home loss to Lithuania. But an important win at home to Scotland was followed by wins against Liechtenstein. World champions Spain defeated the Czechs in between the Liechtenstein games, but the play-off spot was still in their hands. In the next game, a controversial last minute penalty from Michal Kadlec away to Scotland secured a 2–2 draw. [22] Despite Scotland winning their next two games and the Czechs again being defeated by Spain, the team could finish second if they could beat Lithuania away from home in the final game, assuming Spain would beat Scotland at home. Spain won 3–1 and the Czechs convincingly defeated Lithuania 4–1 to seal second spot and a place in the play-offs. The Czechs were drawn to face Montenegro in the two-legged play-off. A memorable goal from Václav Pilař and a last minute second from Tomáš Sivok helped the Czechs to a 2–0 first leg lead. In the second leg in Podgorica, a late goal from Petr Jiráček sealed a 1–0 win and the Czechs ran out 3–0 aggregate winners and qualified for Euro 2012.

    At the tournament, the Czechs lost their opening game 4–1 to Russia, with their only goal coming from midfielder Václav Pilař. In their second match, against Greece, the Czech Republic went 2–0 up within the first six minutes thanks to goals from Petr Jiráček and a second from Pilař. Following the half-time substitution of captain Tomáš Rosický, Greece scored a second-half goal following a mistake from Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, although there were no more goals and the Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament. [23] Going into their third and final group match, the Czech Republic needed at least a draw against co-hosts Poland to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament. A second-half strike by Jiráček proved the difference between the teams as the Czechs ran out 1–0 winners. Due to Greece beating Russia in the other group game, the Czech Republic subsequently finished top of Group A, [24] becoming the first team to ever win a group at the European Championships with a negative goal difference. [25] The Czech team faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. In a tense and cagey game of few chances, Portugal eventually made the breakthrough with 11 minutes remaining through a header from Cristiano Ronaldo to win the match 1–0 and eliminate the Czechs.

    Due to the improved performance over Euro 2008 (as well as their previous World Cup qualification campaign), Bílek stayed on as coach, despite unrest amongst fans, and was tasked with qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. [26] The Czechs were drawn into UEFA Qualifying Group B along with Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta. The beginning of the campaign was stuttering, [26] with two goalless draws with Denmark and Bulgaria, paired with a narrow win against Malta, capping off their first three games. The team then had a setback in their fourth game, losing 0–3 to Denmark at home. The team was able to win against Armenia and draw with group leaders Italy, but lost to both Armenia and Italy in the rematches, greatly dimming their qualification hopes. [26] Bílek resigned [26] after the loss and was replaced with assistant coach Josef Pešice. [27] In their last two games with their new coach, the Czechs recorded wins over Malta and Bulgaria but lost to Italy, leaving them in third place and ending their qualification hopes. Pešice resigned as coach following the conclusion of qualifying.

    Pavel Vrba, the well known coach of Viktoria Plzeň, was appointed as the team's new coach on the first day of 2014, ahead of Euro 2016 qualifying. [28] The Czech team, which was much changed from their disappointing World Cup campaign, was drawn into a tough [29] group for qualifying, namely Group A, along with 2014 World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands, Turkey, Iceland, Latvia and Kazakhstan. The Czech team began with a win, defeating group favourites Netherlands 2–1, and followed up with victories over Turkey, Kazakhstan and Iceland, leaving them as group leaders with maximum points after four matches. A draw at home against Latvia followed; nonetheless, the Czechs remained group leaders, and on 6 September 2015, the Czech Republic qualified for their sixth European Championship. However, they only managed to get one point from a draw with Croatia, losing to Spain and Turkey and suffering their worst performance in the European Championship. During a friendly match against Australia on 1 June 2018, the Czechs recorded their biggest defeat losing 0–4 in Sankt Pölten, Austria. [30] They got their worst defeat during their first qualifier for Euro 2020, as they were beaten 0–5 at Wembley Stadium by England. [31]

    Head-to-head records (since 1994)

    As of 26 March 2019, after a match against Brazil.

      Positive Record  Neutral Record  Negative Record

    1. Includes matches against Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro which existed between 1992 and 2006.

    Record in major tournaments

    FIFA World Cup record

        Champions      Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
    YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquadsPldWDLGFGA
    19301994 As Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia As Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
    Flag of France.svg 1998 Did not qualify10514166
    Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 126242010
    Flag of Germany.svg 2006 Group stage20th310234 Squad 1411033712
    Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Did not qualify10442176
    Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 10433139
    Flag of Russia.svg 2018 104331710
    Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 To be determined
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026
    Total0 Title1/63102346634131912053

    UEFA European Championship record

        Champions      Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
    YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquadsPldWDLGFGA
    19601992 As Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia As Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
    Flag of England.svg 1996 Runners-up 2nd622278 Squad 10631216
    Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2000 Group stage10th310233 Squad 101000265
    Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 Semi-finals3rd5401105 Squad 8710235
    Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg 2008 Group stage11th310246 Squad 12921275
    Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Ukraine.svg 2012 Quarter-finals6th420246 Squad 10613158
    Flag of France.svg 2016 Group stage21st301225 Squad 107121914
    Flag of Europe.svg 2020 To be determined
    Flag of Germany.svg 2024
    Total1 Title6/82410311303360458713143

    FIFA Confederations Cup record

        Champions      Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

    FIFA Confederations Cup record
    YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquads
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1992 Did not qualify
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1995
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1997 Third place3rd5212107 Squad
    Flag of Mexico.svg 1999 Did not qualify
    Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2001
    Flag of France.svg 2003
    Flag of Germany.svg 2005
    Flag of South Africa.svg 2009
    Flag of Brazil.svg 2013
    Flag of Russia.svg 2017
    TotalThird place1/105212107
    Major competitions
    Symbol confirmed.svg 1996 European Championship  – Final
    Symbol delete vote.svg 1998 World Cup  – Failed to qualify
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2000 European Championship  – Group stage
    Symbol delete vote.svg 2002 World Cup  – Failed to qualify
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2004 European Championship  – Semi-Final
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2006 World Cup  – Group Stage
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2008 European Championship  – Group Stage
    Symbol delete vote.svg 2010 World Cup  – Failed to qualify
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2012 European Championship  – Quarter-Final
    Symbol delete vote.svg 2014 World Cup  – Failed to qualify
    Symbol confirmed.svg 2016 European Championship  – Group Stage
    Symbol delete vote.svg 2018 World Cup  – Failed to qualify
    7 out of 12

    Honours

    CompetitionGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
    World Cup 0202
    European Championship 1135
    Confederations Cup 0011
    Total1348

    Managers

    Coaching staff

    PositionName
    Head Coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Šilhavý
    Assistant Coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Galásek
    Assistant Coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Chytrý
    Goalkeeping Coach Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Veselý

    Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

    2018

    2019

    Stadiums

    Ten different cities hosted national team matches of the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2011. [32] The most commonly-used stadium is Generali Arena, the home stadium of AC Sparta Prague. As of 3 June 2014, the team has played 36 of 92 home matches there. Since 2012, competitive games have also been held Doosan Arena, Plzeň.

    Stadiums which have hosted Czech Republic international football matches:

    Number of
    matches
    StadiumFirst internationalLast international
    42 Generali Arena, Prague 26 April 19954 September 2016
    20 Na Stínadlech, Teplice 18 September 199611 September 2012
    11 Eden Arena, Prague27 May 200826 March 2019
    9 Andrův stadion, Olomouc 25 March 19983 June 2014
    5 Bazaly, Ostrava 25 May 199416 August 2000
    4 Stadion u Nisy, Liberec 4 June 200511 August 2010
    4 Doosan Arena, Plzeň 12 October 20128 October 2017
    3 Stadion Střelnice, Jablonec 4 September 19965 June 2009
    3 Městský stadion, Ostrava26 March 199611 October 2016
    3 Městský stadion, Uherské Hradiště 16 August 20066 September 2018
    2 Stadion Evžena Rošického, Prague24 April 199618 August 2004
    2Sportovní areál, Drnovice 18 August 199915 August 2001
    2 Městský stadion, Mladá Boleslav 31 August 201611 October 2016
    1Stadion FC Bohemia Poděbrady, Poděbrady 26 February 1997
    1 Stadion Za Lužánkami, Brno 8 March 1995
    1 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice 29 March 2011
    1 Městský stadion, Ústí nad Labem 22 March 2017

    Players

    Current squad

    The following players were called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against England on 22 March and the friendly match against Brazil on 26 March.

    No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
    231 GK Jiří Pavlenka (1992-04-14) 14 April 1992 (age 27)100 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen
    161 GK Tomáš Koubek (1992-08-26) 26 August 1992 (age 26)90 Flag of France.svg Rennes
    11 GK Ondřej Kolář (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 24)00 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague

    42 DF Theodor Gebre Selassie (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 32)543 Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen
    172 DF Marek Suchý (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 31)401 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel
    22 DF Pavel Kadeřábek (1992-04-25) 25 April 1992 (age 27)373 Flag of Germany.svg 1899 Hoffenheim
    222 DF Filip Novák (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 28)211 Flag of Turkey.svg Trabzonspor
    62 DF Tomáš Kalas (1993-05-22) 22 May 1993 (age 25)192 Flag of England.svg Bristol City
    32 DF Ondřej Čelůstka (1989-06-18) 18 June 1989 (age 29)101 Flag of Turkey.svg Antalyaspor
    52 DF Vladimír Coufal (1992-08-22) 22 August 1992 (age 26)40 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
    182 DF Ondřej Kúdela (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 32)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague

    83 MF Vladimír Darida (Captain) (1990-08-08) 8 August 1990 (age 28)554 Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC
    93 MF Bořek Dočkal (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 30)396 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
    113 MF David Pavelka (1991-05-18) 18 May 1991 (age 28)201 Flag of Turkey.svg Kasımpaşa
    143 MF Jakub Jankto (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 23)192 Flag of Italy.svg Sampdoria
    153 MF Tomáš Souček (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 24)182 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
    73 MF Jaromír Zmrhal (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 25)131 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
    103 MF Martin Frýdek (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 27)70 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Sparta Prague
    123 MF Lukáš Masopust (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 26)30 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
    133 MF Alex Král (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 20)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague

    204 FW Matěj Vydra (1992-05-01) 1 May 1992 (age 27)265 Flag of England.svg Burnley
    214 FW Milan Škoda (1986-01-16) 16 January 1986 (age 33)194 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague
    194 FW Patrik Schick (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 23)165 Flag of Italy.svg Roma

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have also been called up to the Czech Republic squad within the last twelve months:

    Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
    GK Tomáš Vaclík (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 30)230 Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018

    DF Daniel Pudil (1985-09-27) 27 September 1985 (age 33)352 Flag of England.svg Sheffield Wednesday v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    DF Jakub Brabec (1992-08-06) 6 August 1992 (age 26)140 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    DF Patrizio Stronati (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 24)00 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Baník Ostrava v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    DF Lukáš Hejda (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 29)10 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine , 16 October 2018 INJ
    DF Radim Řezník (1989-01-20) 20 January 1989 (age 30)20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 13 October 2018 INJ
    DF Jan Bořil (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 28)90 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 10 September 2018
    DF Jakub Jugas (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 27)20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Mladá Boleslav v. Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria , 6 June 2018

    MF Ladislav Krejčí (1992-07-05) 5 July 1992 (age 26)385 Flag of Italy.svg Bologna v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    MF Jiří Skalák (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 27)170 Flag of England.svg Millwall v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    MF Michal Trávník (1994-05-17) 17 May 1994 (age 25)50 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jablonec v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    MF Jan Kopic (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 28)143 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland , 15 November 2018 INJ
    MF Josef Šural 30 May 1990 (age 28)201Deceased [33] v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine , 16 October 2018
    MF Antonín Barák (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 24)125 Flag of Italy.svg Udinese v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine , 16 October 2018
    MF Josef Hušbauer (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 29)181 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 13 October 2018 INJ
    MF Tomáš Hořava (1988-05-29) 29 May 1988 (age 30)143 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 10 September 2018
    MF Jan Sýkora (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 25)101 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slovan Liberec v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 10 September 2018
    MF Ondřej Petrák (1992-03-11) 11 March 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of Germany.svg 1. FC Nürnberg v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 10 September 2018

    FW Martin Doležal (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 29)20 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jablonec v. Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia , 19 November 2018
    FW Michael Krmenčík (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 26)198 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Viktoria Plzeň v. Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine , 16 October 2018
    FW Stanislav Tecl (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28)50 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Slavia Prague v. Flag of Russia.svg  Russia , 10 September 2018

    Previous squads

    Player records

    Player records are accurate as of 20 November 2018.
    Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

    Most capped players

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    Petr Cech is the most capped player in the history of Czech Republic with 124 caps
    #NameCareerCapsGoals
    1 Petr Čech 2002–20161240
    2 Karel Poborský 1994–20061188
    3 Tomáš Rosický 2000–201610523
    4 Jaroslav Plašil 2004–20161037
    5 Milan Baroš 2001–20129341
    6 Jan Koller 1999–20099155
    Pavel Nedvěd 1994–20069118
    8 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–20058127
    9 Tomáš Ujfaluši 2001–2009782
    10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–20097711

    Top goalscorers

    Jan Koller is the top scorer in the history of Czech Republic with 55 goals Koller.jpg
    Jan Koller is the top scorer in the history of Czech Republic with 55 goals
    #PlayerCareerGoalsCaps
    1 Jan Koller (list)1999–20095591
    2 Milan Baroš (list)2001–20124193
    3 Vladimír Šmicer 1993–20052781
    4 Tomáš Rosický 2000–201623105
    5 Pavel Kuka 1994–20012263
    6 Patrik Berger 1994–20011844
    Pavel Nedvěd 1994–20061891
    8 Vratislav Lokvenc 1995–20061474
    9 Tomáš Necid 2008–present1242
    10 Marek Jankulovski 2000–20091177

    (Above Information in both tables taken from individual player pages, based on players from the Czech Republic international footballers page (List of Czech Republic international footballers))

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