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Milan Petržela

Milan Petržela

A prominent member of the FC Viktoria Plzeň side that won the Czech Cup in 2010 and the 1. Liga title a year later, Milan Petržela has earned regular call-ups for the Czech Republic thanks to his sterling efforts in midfield at club level. He made his first competitive start in the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier away to Scotland.

• After an early spell with FK Drnovice he left his mark in the 1. Liga with 1. FC Synot/1. FC Slovácko, making 70 top-flight appearances and earning regular selection for the Czech Under-21 side.

• Joined AC Sparta Praha but was farmed out on a season-long loan to FK Jablonec, for whom he played against his parent club in the 2007 Czech Cup showpiece, losing 2-1, having scored in a 3-0 win at Plzeň in the quarter-final.

• Struggled to make his mark at Sparta and left for Plzeň, where he established himself as an important midfield presence in Pavel Vrba's side.

• Scored the opening goal in the 2010 Czech Cup final against former team Jablonec as Plzeň ran out 2-1 winners to claim their first major trophy, and found the net seven times in 26 1. Liga starts in 2010/11 as Vrba's men claimed the title in the club's centenary year.

• Made his senior international debut as a late substitute in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Liechtenstein in Vaduz on 12 October 2010.

Last updated: 19/03/12 15.08CET

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General info

  • Name: Milan Petržela
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/06/1983 (32)
  • Country: Czech Republic

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 65kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/07: Sparta Praha 0-0 OB
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/04: Netherlands 0-0 Czech Republic

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Czech Republic30
Czech Republic U-2190

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Sparta Praha20
Last updated: 02/10/2015 01:24 CET