Jan Rajnoch

  • Date of birth : 30/09/1981
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Czech Republic Czech Republic
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Jan Rajnoch

Jan Rajnoch

A robust central defender whose tackling and ball-winning abilities can also be effectively utilised in midfield, Jan Rajnoch is a fringe member of Michal Bílek's Czech Republic squad, making just one start in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying – in the crucial 2-2 draw against Scotland in Glagow. He plays his club football in Turkey.

• Received his footballing education during a ten-year spell with AC Sparta Praha's youth team but was denied a senior breakthrough with the club, who despatched him on loan to FK Mladá Boleslav and SC Xaverov before he joined city rivals FC Bohemians Praha. 

• Relegated with Bohemians, he remained with the club in the second division for half a season before returning to the top flight with 1. FC Synot (later 1. FC Slovácko), where he established his credentials as one of the 1. Liga's most consistent centre-backs.

• Made his first excursion into European competition after rejoining Mladá Boleslav in 2006, enjoying two successive group stage campaigns in the UEFA Cup, including a memorable elimination of Olympique de Marseille.

• A half-season loan to German club FC Energie Cottbus in 2008/09 resulted in relegation and a return to Mladá Boleslav, followed by a January 2010 transfer to Turkey's MKE Ankaragücü and a further move to Sivasspor two years later.

• Made his international debut as a substitute in an August 2008 friendly against England at Wembley; won his 15th cap during the September 2011 UEFA European Championship qualifier in Scotland.

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General info

  • Name: Jan Rajnoch
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 30/09/1981 (33)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Sigma ( CZE)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/06: Marseille 1-0 Mladá Boleslav
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    08/10/10: Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Czech Republic20

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Mladá Boleslav122
Last updated: 13/04/2015 16:05 CET