Marcel Gecov

  • Date of birth : 01/01/1988
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Czech Republic Czech Republic
 
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Marcel Gecov

Marcel Gecov

A young midfielder who has made over 50 appearances for the Czech Republic at youth and Under-21 level, Marcel Gecov broke into the senior squad at the start of the 2011/12 season following a transfer from FC Slovan Liberec to English Premier League club Fulham FC.

• Born in Prague, he joined SK Slavia Praha as a youngster but a potential first-team breakthrough in 2006/07 was deferred by a loan move to 1. Liga co-competitors SK Kladno.

• Left Slavia without playing a senior game, joining Liberec – after a further half-season loan at Kladno – in January 2008.

• Made slow but sure progress at Liberec, helping the club to a third-place finish and making his European debut in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round against FC Vaduz in summer 2009.

• Started all five matches for the Czech Republic as they finished fourth at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark and was named in UEFA's official Team of the Tournament.

• On the strength of his displays in Denmark he was signed by Fulham later that summer on a two-year contract but did not make his Premier League debut until December, as an 89th-minute substitute in a 1-0 defeat of Liverpool FC; his senior international bow came just after his arrival at Craven Cottage, in a 3-0 friendly defeat by Norway in Oslo.

Last updated: 16/03/12 15.13CET

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General info

  • Name: Marcel Gecov
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/01/1988 (26)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Slavia Praha ( CZE)

  • Height: 180cm

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third qualifying round)
    30/07/09: Vaduz 0-1 Liberec
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    26/03/05: Czech Republic 1-2 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Czech Republic U-21131
Czech Republic U-1990
Czech Republic U-1710
Total231

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Gent10
Liberec40
Fulham20
Total70
Last updated: 22/02/2013 14:29 CET
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