The Czech Republic is home to some of the sport's most legendary figures, including some international soccer superstars. In this article we list 5 of the best soccer players of Czech soccer.
Unrivaled in Czech soccer, Antonin Panenka is still considered one of the sport's all-time greats. A talented playmaker in the middle of the field who could dribble with the best of them, Panenka's trademark penalty kick was the thing for which he was most famous. The Czechoslovak national team won the European Championship in 1976 thanks to his leadership, foresight, and skill.
The Czech Republic's most successful player in recent history, Nedved starred for the country's famed team in the mid-1990s.
Nedved contributed greatly to the Czech Republic's run to the final of Euro 96 thanks to his extraordinary balance, talent, and work rate.
Karel Poborsky, a key player of the Czech side that won the Euro 96 final, was arguably the most talented winger of his generation.
One of the most feared wingers of the 1990s, his technique, dribbling, and passing ability helped him score a famous lob goal against Portugal in the quarterfinals of Euro 96, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals in soccer history.
Petr Cech is a legend of the game and one of the finest goalkeepers of all time.
In 2012, Cech and Chelsea won the Champions League, their fourth Premier League championship, and set a record for shutouts.
He has also played an important role for the Czech national team, and is the most capped player in the history of the Czech national team, with 124 caps.
Tomáš Rosický is the last great midfield maestro from the Czech Republic in the early 2000s.At the international level, he was a crucial cog in the team that reached the 2006 World Cup, and at the club level, he won the Bundesliga.