The Golden Ball (Czech : Zlatý míč) is awarded in the Czech Republic by a poll of Czech sport journalists from the Club of Sport Journalists (Klub sportovních novinářů, KSN). Eligible are Czech players in the Czech Republic and abroad. Awards for young player and coach of the year are also awarded. The award for the Coach of the Year, is named after Rudolf Vytlačil, successful Czechoslovak coach. Petr Čech won his eighth Zlatý míč in nine years in 2013.
The other football award in the Czech Republic is the Czech Footballer of the Year awarded by the Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR).
|Year||Golden Ball||Revelation of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|2021||Tomáš Souček (West Ham United)|
|2020||Tomáš Souček (West Ham United)|
|2019||Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla)|
|2018||Petr Čech (Arsenal)|
|2017||Petr Čech (Arsenal)|
|2016||Petr Čech (Arsenal)|
|2015||David Lafata (Sparta Prague)|
|2014||Petr Čech (Chelsea)|
|2013||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||Stanislav Tecl (Vysočina Jihlava/Viktoria Plzeň)||Vítězslav Lavička (AC Sparta Prague)|
|2012||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||?||?|
|2011||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||?||?|
|2010||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||Matěj Vydra (Baník Ostrava)||František Komňacký (FK Jablonec)|
|2009||Pavel Nedvěd (Juventus)||Jan Chramosta (FK Mladá Boleslav)||Karel Jarolím (Slavia Prague)|
|2008||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||František Dřížďal (Slavia Prague)||Karel Jarolím (Slavia Prague)|
|2007||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||Zdeněk Zlámal (Tescoma Zlín/Slovan Liberec)||Vítězslav Lavička (Slovan Liberec)|
|2006||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||Marek Suchý (Slavia Prague)||Vítězslav Lavička (Slovan Liberec)|
|2005||Petr Čech (Chelsea)||Roman Bednář (Mladá Boleslav)||Karel Brückner (Czech national team)|
|2004||Pavel Nedvěd (Juventus)||Filip Dort (Opava)||František Komňacký (Baník Ostrava)|
|2003||Pavel Nedvěd (Juventus)||Mario Lička (Baník Ostrava)||Karel Brückner (Czech national team)|
|2002||Tomáš Rosický (Borussia Dortmund)||Rudolf Skácel (Hradec Králové/Slavia Prague)||Ladislav Škorpil (Slovan Liberec)|
|2001||Pavel Nedvěd (Lazio)||-||-|
|2000||Pavel Nedvěd (Lazio)||-||-|
|1999||Patrik Berger (Liverpool)||-||-|
|1998||Pavel Nedvěd (Lazio)||-||-|
|1997||Jiří Němec (Schalke 04)||-||-|
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