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Čech comes top of Czech players poll

Published: Tuesday 24 March 2009, 9.16CET
Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Čech has pipped Pavel Nedvěd to become Czech Player of the Year for a second time following his success in 2005, while SK Slavia Praha coach Karel Jarolím was honoured for his efforts.
Čech comes top of Czech players poll
Petr Čech has been named as the 2008 Czech Player of the Year ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 24 March 2009, 9.16CET

Čech comes top of Czech players poll

Chelsea FC goalkeeper Petr Čech has pipped Pavel Nedvěd to become Czech Player of the Year for a second time following his success in 2005, while SK Slavia Praha coach Karel Jarolím was honoured for his efforts.

Goalkeeper Petr Čech has outstripped Pavel Nedvěd to become Czech Player of the Year for a second time following his success in 2005, while SK Slavia Praha coach Karel Jarolím was honoured for his efforts.

Top four
The 26-year-old Chelsea FC goalkeeper Čech topped the rankings ahead of Juventus star Nedvěd, with Club Atlético de Madrid defender and national-team captain Tomáš Ujfaluší finishing third. Last season's winner, AC Milan's Marek Jankulovski, had to settle for fourth place in the annual poll.

Panenka honoured
Slavia boss Jarolím, meanwhile, was named as his nation's Coach of the Year while 19-year-old Tomáš Necid, who left Slavia for PFC CSKA Moskva in the winter, was named as the nation's top young player. Antonín Panenka, whose famously deft penalty gave Czechoslovakia victory at the 1976 UEFA European Championship, was admitted to the Czech football Hall of Fame.

Last updated: 24/03/09 13.40CET

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