Date of birth: 6 December 1963
Playing career: FC Baník Ostrava (twice), TJ Železárny Prostějov, RH Cheb, TJ Baník Havířov, FC Přerov
Coaching career: FC Přerov, FC Baník Ostrava (youth, assistant), Czech Republic Under-20, FK Púchov, MŠK Žilina, Slovakia (assistant), FC Viktoria Plzeň
• The defender was part of the Czechoslovakia side that reached the final of the 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Championship and also appeared at the FIFA U-20 World Cup the following year; the Czechs lost in the quarter-finals to a Brazil team including Bebeto and Dunga.
• His club career did not hit the same highs, Vrba making a handful of appearances for Cheb and Baník before finishing his playing days in the lower leagues with hometown club Přerov.
• Returned to Baník as a youth coach and also went back to the U20 World Cup, taking charge of the Czech Republic in the 2003 edition. Became assistant at Baník and, despite a 7-0 loss to SK Slavia Praha in his first match in temporary charge in May 2003, ended the next season with the league title.
• That summer crossed the border into Slovakia, winning a championship as head coach of Žilina in 2007, by which time he was also working as assistant to Ján Kocián with the country's national side.
• Moved on to Plzeň in 2008, winning the Czech Cup in his second season – when he was voted the country's coach of the year – and the league in 2011. Led the club into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 2011/12 and repeated the trick two years later following another title in 2013. In November 2013, agreed to take charge of Czech Republic national team at the end of Plzeň's group stage campaign.
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|16.07.2013||UEFA Champions League||Second qualifying round||Plzeň||4-3||Željezničar|
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|30.07.2013||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||Kalju||0-4||Plzeň|
|07.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Third qualifying round||Plzeň||6-2||Kalju|
|20.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Plzeň||3-1||Maribor|
|28.08.2013||UEFA Champions League||Play-offs||Maribor||0-1||Plzeň|
|17.09.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Plzeň||0-3||Man. City|
|02.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||CSKA Moskva||3-2||Plzeň|
|23.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Bayern||5-0||Plzeň|
|05.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Plzeň||0-1||Bayern|
|27.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Man. City||4-2||Plzeň|
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