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Michal Kadlec

Michal Kadlec

The son of Miroslav Kadlec, captain of the Czech Republic side that reached the final of EURO '96, Michal Kadlec is every bit as important and influential to the current team. A calm, composed defender who is equally adept at left-back, his trusty left foot and aerial ability are useful assets at set pieces.

• Spent much of his childhood in Germany, where his father had eight seasons with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, but returned to his homeland to begin his professional career with 1. FC Synot.

• Joined AC Sparta Praha in January 2005 and won the Czech title at the first attempt; was also crowned champion a second time in 2007 and scooped a hat-trick of Czech Cups with the country's most decorated club, scoring in the shoot-out during the 2006 and 2008 finals.

• Made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1-1 home draw against AFC Ajax in September 2005 and started all six group games for Sparta that season.

• Played for the Czech Republic at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Netherlands and made his senior debut in his country's penultimate UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier – a 3-1 win against Slovakia – but had just ten minutes of action at the final tournament.

• Joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2008 and became a star turn at the Rhineland club, notably in helping Jupp Heynckes' team to the runners-up spot in 2010/11, which brought guaranteed qualification for the following season's UEFA Champions League, in which he scored against holders FC Barcelona in the round of 16.

• The only ever-present in the Czech Republic's successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualification, he was on the pitch for all 900 minutes of the campaign and scored four goals, including a vital late penalty in Scotland.

Last updated: 12/03/12 17.57CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/05/2014 02:01 CET
08.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
11.09.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-1FinlandFinland7000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic3-1MaltaMalta9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-3DenmarkDenmark9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-3Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-0ItalyItaly9000
31.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundSalzburgSalzburg1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
06.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1SalzburgSalzburg9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundHungaryHungary1-1Czech RepublicCzech Republic5800
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic1-2ArmeniaArmenia9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta1-4Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
20.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe4700
09.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
16.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
24.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-2NorwayNorway4400
10.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe4500
13.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9020
20.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
16.05.2014Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michal Kadlec
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/12/1984 (29)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    26/07/03: Wolfsburg 2-0 Slovácko
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    21/05/03: Czech Republic 2-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Czech Republic174
Czech Republic U-21161
Czech Republic U-1940

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sparta Praha120
UEFA Europa League
Sparta Praha120
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 16/10/2013 01:35 CET
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