Tag: czech rep

A-Z of the 2000s: Tomáš Ujfaluši

Named as one of Fiorentina and the Czech Republic’s greatest defenders, Tomáš Ujfaluši was one of the 2000s most underrated players

A-Z of the 2000s: Pavel Nedvěd

Despite falling short of the biggest prizes for both club and country, Nedvěd would go down as one of the best players of the decade, a Juventus legend

Names of the Nineties: Patrik Berger

Despite his injury problems, Patrick Berger was a true joy of a 1990s footballer. A man with a look that could kill, you could say

Aston Villa, Slavia Prague and the curse of Chinese cash

Ten years ago, on 7 November 2008, Aston Villa wrote themselves a small place in the history of Slavia Prague, one of the Czech Republic’s most successful clubs, with four titles to…

Pavel Nedvěd and the art of transcending fierce rivalries

Illustration by Federico Manasse Football is seldom, if ever, free from political realities. Had it not been for the collapse of Communism in 1989, Pavel Nedvěd’s career would have likely followed the…

Can Patrik Schick become a modern Czech legend?

Football has a singular way of introducing its next big stars. Many of the elite footballers you see strutting their stuff at the top today earned critical acclaim and eventual superstardom by…