Tomáš Galásek

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Tomáš Galásek
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Personal information
Date of birth (1973-01-15) 15 January 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Central and defensive midfielder
Youth career
1979–1991 Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
1991–1996 Baník Ostrava 121 (9)
1996–2000 Willem II 110 (12)
2000–2006 Ajax 154 (24)
2006–2008 1. FC Nürnberg 65 (4)
2008 Banik Ostrava 14 (0)
2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 15 (0)
2009–2011 FSV Erlangen-Bruck 23 (2)
National team
1994–1996 Czech Republic U21 15 (6)
1995–2008 Czech Republic 69 (1)
Teams managed
2011–2012 FSV Erlangen-Bruck (assistant)
2012–2013 Czech Republic (assistant) [1]
2013 FSV Erlangen-Bruck (youth)
2013–2015 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 (assistant)
2015–2016 SpVgg SV Weiden
2018– Czech Republic (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tomáš Galásek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈɡalaːsɛk] ; born 15 January 1973) is a Czech former football player and current manager. He was a holding midfielder who was also strong as a centre-back.


Club career

Galásek started his career with Banik Ostrava in 1991, before moving to Willem II Tilburg in 1997. With Willem II, he reached an historic fifth place in Eredivisie, which meant UEFA Cup qualification for the first time in 30 years. Since then, he played 4 UEFA Cup matches. In 1998–99, Willem II exceeded the previous year's performance, finishing second in the league. For the first time in history, Willem II qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In that competition, Galásek played five matches for Willem II. Galásek moved to Ajax in the summer of 2000. With Ajax, he won the national championship twice and the national cup once and played 26 times in the Champions League. Since 2006, he played for 1. FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga, after signing a two-year deal with German club. On 15 August 2008, he moved back to Banik Ostrava. On 19 December, he signed a contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In July 2009, he retired from professional football [2] [3] but made a comeback in the Bayernliga on 31 August 2009 when he signed for FSV Erlangen-Bruck.

International career

In 1995, he debuted in the Czech Republic national football team and was part the team in the semi-final of the Euro 2004. Until May 2007, he recorded over 50 caps for his country. He took part in the 2006 FIFA World Cup as captain of the Czech team.

In June 2008, after a loss to Turkey at UEFA Euro 2008, he left the national team and ended his international career.

Managingerial/coaching career

In the season of 2011–12, Galásek trained the U15 team in FSV Erlangen-Bruck, where his son played. The following year, he was the assistant manager of the Czech National Football Team. In the 2013–14 season, he was assistant manager of 1. FC Schweinfurt 05. In the summer of 2015, he became the head coach of SpVgg SV Weiden. [4]

Personal life

Tomáš Galásek was born on 15 January 1973 in Frydek-Mistek to Czech parents. In 1994, he married to his wife Sylvie. Together, they have two children Denisa (age 21) and Tom (age 16). Currently, he has settled with his family in Eckental - in the suburbs of Nuernberg, Germany. [5]

Career statistics


Source: [6]
Club performanceLeague
1991–92 Baník Ostrava First League 100
Czech RepublicLeague
1993–94 Baník Ostrava Gambrinus liga 300
1996–97 Willem II Eredivisie 160
2000–01 Ajax Eredivisie 338
2006–07 1. FC Nürnberg Bundesliga 322
Czech RepublicLeague
2008–09 Baník Ostrava Gambrinus liga 140
2008–09 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bundesliga 150
2009–10 FSV Erlangen-Bruck Bayernliga 161
Czech Republic958


Source: [6]
Czech Republic national team


AFC Ajax

1. FC Nürnberg

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  2. "Unauffällig und konstant" (in German). 6 June 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009.
  3. "Abschied mit Tom und Melissa" (in German). RP-Online. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
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