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Czech Republic team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.12CET
The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation since 1994, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.12CET

Czech Republic team profile

The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation since 1994, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship.

Best result: winners 1976 (as Czechoslovakia)
Coach: Pavel Vrba
Leading scorers: all-time – Jan Koller (55); current – Tomáš Rosický (22)
Most appearances: all-time – Karel Poborský, Petr Čech (118); current – Petr Čech (118)
Association formed: 1901
Nickname: Národní tým (National side)
Where they play: Various

Czech Republic's top five qualifying goals

The Czech Republic have only been competing as an independent nation since 1994, yet in that time the country has qualified for every UEFA European Championship, finishing runners-up at EURO '96 – their first major tournament – and reaching the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2004. In contrast their qualifying record for the FIFA World Cup has been disappointing, reaching only the 2006 tournament in Germany, where they were eliminated at the group stage. The former Czechoslovakia lifted the European title in 1976, defeating West Germany on penalties in the final, and were twice beaten finalists in the World Cup (1934, 1962).

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P145 W89 D26 L30 F278 A129
Final tournament: P29 W13 D5 L11 F40 A38
Qualifying: P116 W76 D21 L19 F238 A91

The Czech Republic reached the quarter-finals at UEFA EURO 2012, their fifth EURO final tournament since the 1993 dissolution of Czechoslovakia. They lost the EURO '96 final to Germany, Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal inflicting a 2-1 defeat, and suffered more extra-time disappointment in the last four against Greece eight years later.

En route to UEFA EURO 2000 they became only the second side to negotiate qualifying with a 100% record, only to exit in the group stage, as they would do in 2008. Not so in 1976, when Prague-born Antonín Panenka's memorable spot kick earned Czechoslovakia the European title with a 5-3 shoot-out victory against West Germany following a 2-2 draw in Belgrade. The Czechs came third in their championship defence four years later.

Memorable EURO matches
19/06/04: Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic, UEFA EURO 2004 group stage
The Czechs came from 2-0 down to reach the quarter-finals in dramatic fashion.

26/06/96: France 0-0 Czech Republic (5-6 on pens), EURO '96 semi-finals
Petr Kouba was the hero at Old Trafford, denying Reynald Pedros in sudden death to take Dušan Uhrin's team into the showpiece.

20/06/76 Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (5-3 on pens), 1976 UEFA European Championship final
Panenka's decisive audacious chipped penalty sealed the title and stands time immemorial.

Did you know?
The Czech Republic won their group at UEFA EURO 2012 despite opening the finals with a 4-1 loss to Russia.

*Last updated 18/11/2015

Last updated: 04/12/15 15.04CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/04/2016 15:18 CET
3 September 2014 03 Sep - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic0-1USA
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
12/17/2015 15:24:40
9 September 2014 09 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Netherlands
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:24
10 October 2014 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Turkey1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
01/08/2016 08:06:16
13 October 2014 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Kazakhstan2-4Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN) Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
03/29/2016 09:36:25
16 November 2014 16 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Iceland
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER) Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:42
28 March 2015 28 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic1-1Latvia
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP) Stadium: Eden Stadium, Prague (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:36
31 March 2015 31 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Slovakia1-0Czech Republic
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
12/17/2015 16:07:20
12 June 2015 12 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Iceland2-1Czech Republic
Referee: William Collum (SCO) Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
04/11/2016 10:54:22
3 September 2015 03 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic2-1Kazakhstan
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE) Stadium: Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:33
6 September 2015 06 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Latvia1-2Czech Republic
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
01/08/2016 08:06:27
10 October 2015 10 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Czech Republic0-2Turkey
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
01/08/2016 08:06:26
13 October 2015 13 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group A)
Netherlands2-3Czech Republic
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) Stadium: Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
02/01/2016 10:23:28
13 November 2015 13 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic4-1Serbia
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)
12/29/2015 10:58:13
17 November 2015 17 Nov - Friendlies 2014-16
Poland3-1Czech Republic
Referee: Sandor Szabo (HUN)
12/29/2015 09:58:28
24 March 2016 24 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic0-1Scotland
Referee: not available Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
03/31/2016 13:56:17
29 March 2016 29 Mar - Friendlies 2014-16
Sweden1-1Czech Republic
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) Stadium: Friends Arena, Solna (SWE)
03/31/2016 14:36:21
26 May 2016 26 May - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic - Malta
Referee: TBD
03/23/2016 16:22:07
1 June 2016 01 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic - Russia
Referee: TBD
03/01/2016 15:05:30
5 June 2016 05 Jun - Friendlies 2014-16
Czech Republic - Korea Republic
Referee: TBD
03/01/2016 15:06:30
SpainCzech Republic
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse (FRA)
04/13/2016 13:40:06
Czech RepublicCroatia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
04/06/2016 16:53:35
Czech RepublicTurkey
Referee: TBD Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo (FRA)
03/07/2016 14:01:29
Czech RepublicNorthern Ireland
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 13:35:47
GermanyCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 15:33:47
Czech RepublicAzerbaijan
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:08:48
Czech RepublicNorway
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:08:48
San MarinoCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:18
NorwayCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 18:08:48
Czech RepublicGermany
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:33
Northern IrelandCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:40:33
AzerbaijanCzech Republic
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 19:42:03
Czech RepublicSan Marino
Referee: TBD
07/26/2015 14:24:02

General info

  • Founded : 1901
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

Trophy cabinet

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    07/10/2006, Czech Republic 7-0 San Marino, Liberec
  • Biggest defeat:
    08/06/2012, Russia 4-1 Czech Republic, Wroclaw
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 47
    Petr Čech (CZE)
  • Top scorers: 21
    Jan Koller (CZE)