Tomáš Vaclík

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Tomáš Vaclík
Tomas Vaclik.jpg
Vaclík with Basel in 2017
Personal information
Full nameTomáš Vaclík [1]
Date of birth (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sevilla
Number 1
Youth career
2006–2007 Vítkovice
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2010 Vítkovice 52 (0)
2010–2012 Viktoria Žižkov 40 (0)
2012–2014 Sparta Prague 71 (0)
2014–2018 Basel 132 (0)
2018– Sevilla 70 (0)
National team
2005 Czech Republic U16 1 (0)
2006–2007 Czech Republic U18 2 (0)
2007–2008 Czech Republic U19 8 (0)
2009 Czech Republic U20 4 (0)
2009–2011 Czech Republic U21 15 (0)
2012– Czech Republic 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 6 March 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021

Tomáš Vaclík (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈvatsliːk] ; born 29 March 1989) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Sevilla and the Czech Republic national team.

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Vaclík represented his country at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and was named in the team of the tournament. He made his debut for the Czech Republic national football team in 2012.

Club career

Early career and Czech First League

Vaclik with Sparta Prague in 2012 Tomas Vaclik (Europa League at Admira).jpg
Vaclík with Sparta Prague in 2012

Vaclík started out with FC Vítkovice in the Czech 2. Liga, where he played for three seasons before transferring to Viktoria Žižkov. Žižkov won promotion to the Czech First League in Vaclík's first season with the club, drawing attention from a number of teams. In July 2011, Vaclík signed a three-year contract with Dutch side De Graafschap, [2] however it was later announced that he had failed a medical in the Netherlands and would be returning to Prague. [3]

Vaclík played for Žižkov during the first half of the 2011–12 Czech First League. In January 2012, with Žižkov bottom of the league with just seven points from 16 matches, Vaclík transferred to Sparta Prague for a reported fee of 8.25 million CZK, signing a contract to keep him at the club until the summer of 2016. [4]

Basel

In May 2014 Vaclík signed for FC Basel of the Swiss Super League on a four-year contract. [5] He made his first team league debut on 19 July 2014 in the 2–1 away win against Aarau. [6] The season 2014–15 was a very successful one for Basel. The championship was won for the sixth time in a row [7] that season and in the 2014–15 Swiss Cup they reached the final. But for the third season in a row, they finished as runners-up, losing 0–3 to FC Sion in the final. Basel entered the Champions League in the group stage and reached the knockout phase as on 9 December 2014 they managed a 1–1 draw at Anfield against Liverpool. [8] But then Basel then lost to Porto in the Round of 16. Basel played a total of 65 matches (36 Swiss League fixtures, 6 Swiss Cup, 8 Champions League and 15 test matches). Under trainer Paulo Sousa Vaclík totaled 51 appearances, 33 in the League, 8 in the Champions League, as well 10 in test games. [9]

Under trainer Urs Fischer Vaclík won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2015–16 Super League season for the again. [10] Vaclík extended his contract with the club, this is now valid until the end of June 2021. [11] Then at the end of the 2016–17 Super season League Vaclík won the championship for the third time. For the club this was the eighth title in a row and their 20th championship title in total. They also won the Swiss Cup for the twelfth time, which meant they had won the double for the sixth time in the club's history. [12]

Sevilla

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Vaclík playing for Sevilla in 2020

On 9 July 2018, Vaclík signed with Sevilla FC in Spain's La Liga. [13]

International career

Vaclik with the national team in 2019 Tomas Vaclik, Czech Rp.-Montenegro EURO 2020 QR 10-06-2019.jpg
Vaclík with the national team in 2019

Vaclík represented his country at youth level between 2005 and 2011, progressing from the under-16 team up to the under-21 team. [14] Vaclík was involved in the national team for the first time in 2011, selected as a third goalkeeper for the squad's matches against Spain and Luxembourg, although he did not play. [15] He made his senior debut for the Czech Republic on 14 November 2012 in a 3–0 friendly victory against Slovakia. [14]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 6 March 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational Cup [lower-alpha 1] ContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Vítkovice 2006–07 Czech 2. Liga 30Un­knownUn­known30
2007–08 160Un­knownUn­known160
2008–09 140Un­knownUn­known140
2009–10 190Un­knownUn­known190
Total520520
Viktoria Žižkov 2010–11 Czech 2. Liga24020260
2011–12 Czech First League 16020180
Total40040440
Sparta Prague 2011–12Czech First League11050160
2012–13 3000011 [lower-alpha 2] 0410
2013–14 300502 [lower-alpha 2] 0370
Total710100130940
Basel 2014–15 Swiss Super League 320008 [lower-alpha 3] 0400
2015–16 3000011 [lower-alpha 4] 0410
2016–17 340306 [lower-alpha 3] 0430
2017–18 360108 [lower-alpha 3] 0450
Total1320403301690
Sevilla 2018–19 La Liga 3300015 [lower-alpha 2] 01 [lower-alpha 5] 0490
2019–20 330202 [lower-alpha 2] 0370
2020–21 40102 [lower-alpha 3] 00070
Total7003019010930
Career total3640210650104510
  1. Includes Czech Cup, Swiss Cup and Copa del Rey
  2. 1 2 3 4 Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  3. 1 2 3 4 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España

International

As of match played 30 March 2021 [16]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Czech Republic 201210
201300
201410
201530
201660
201770
201850
201960
202050
202120
Total360

Honours

Basel

Sevilla

National

Individual

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