The biggest Czech European success stories

With Czechs around the world celebrating St Wenceslas Day and the founding of their nation, UEFA.com celebrates the country's greatest UEFA club competition achievers.

Most appearances by a Czech player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
106: Petr Čech (Sparta Praha, Chelsea)
83: Pavel Nedvĕd (Sparta Praha, Lazio, Juventus)
83: Tomáš Rosický (Sparta Praha, Dortmund, Arsenal)
80: Tomáš Hübschman (Sparta Praha, Shakhtar Donetsk)
67: Jiří Novotný (Sparta Praha)
55: Jiří Jarošík (Sparta Praha, CSKA Moskva, Celtic)
49: Libor Sionko (Sparta Praha, København)
45: Karel Poborský (Manchester United, Benfica, Lazio, Sparta Praha)
43: Zdenĕk Grygera (Sparta Praha, Ajax, Juventus)
42: Horst Siegl (Sparta Praha)

Top-scoring Czech players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
19: Jan Koller (Anderlecht, Borussia Dortmund)
16: Pavel Nedvĕd (Sparta Praha, Lazio, Juventus)
11: Tomáš Rosický (Sparta Praha, Dortmund, Arsenal)
10: Jiří Jarošík (Sparta Praha, CSKA Moskva, Celtic)
10: Rudolf Kučera (Dukla Praha)
8: David Lafata (Sparta Praha)
8: Horst Siegl (Sparta Praha)
7: Josef Jelínek (Dukla Praha)
7: Dušan Kabát (Dukla Praha, Spartak Trnava)
7: Daniel Kolář (Sparta Praha, Viktoria Plzeň)
7: Petar Novák (Bohemians 1905, Sparta Praha)
7: Karel Poborský (Manchester United, Benfica, Lazio, Sparta Praha)
7: Josef Vacenovský (Dukla Praha)

Jan Koller: 19 European Cup goals
Jan Koller: 19 European Cup goals©Getty Images

Most appearances by Czech players in UEFA club competition*
121: Petr Čech (Chmel Blšany, Sparta Praha, Chelsea)
119: Pavel Nedvĕd (Sparta Praha, Lazio, Juventus)
113: Tomáš Hübschman (Sparta Praha, Shakhtar Donetsk, Jablonec)
97: Libor Sionko (Sparta Praha, Austria Wien, Rangers, København)
95: Tomáš Rosický (Sparta Praha, Dortmund, Arsenal)
93: Pavel Horváth (Slavia Praha, Sporting CP, Galatasaray, Teplice, Sparta Praha, Viktoria Plzeň)
84: Radoslav Kováč (Sigma Olomouc, Sparta Praha, Spartak Moskva,  Basel, Slovan Liberec)
83: Jiří Novotný (Sparta Praha)
81: Tomáš Řepka (Baník Ostrava, Sparta Praha, Fiorentina)
78: Marek Suchý (Slavia Praha, Spartak Moskva, Basel)

Pavel Horváth
Pavel Horváth©Getty Images

Top-scoring Czech players in UEFA club competition*
29: Pavel Nedvĕd (Sparta Praha, Lazio, Juventus)
25: Jan Koller (Sparta Praha, Anderlecht, Dortmund)
20: David Lafata (Xanthi, Austria Wien, Jablonec, Sparta Praha)
16: Milan Baroš (Liverpool, Lyon, Galatasaray)
16: Horst Siegl (Sparta Praha, Příbram)
16: Stanislav Vlček (Sigma Olomouc, Slavia Praha)
15: Pavel Horváth (Slavia Praha, Sporting CP, Galatasaray, Teplice, Sparta Praha, Viktoria Plzeň)
15: Antonín Panenka (Bohemians 1905, Rapid Wien)
14: Richard Dostálek (Zbrojovka Brno, Slavia Praha, Rubin Kazan)
14: Daniel Kolář (Sparta Praha, Viktoria Plzeň)
14: Vratislav Lokvenc (Sparta Praha, Kaiserslautern, Bochum, Salzburg)

Pavel Nedvěd with Juventus
Pavel Nedvěd with Juventus©Getty Images
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First Czech players to win the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League
Milan Baroš and Vladimír Šmicer (Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan aet, Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties, 2005)

First Czech coach to reach European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Čestmír Vycpálek (Ajax 1-0 Juventus, 1973)

First Czech players to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
Radoslav Látal and Jiří Němec (Schalke 1-1 Internazionale, agg, Schalke win 4-1 on pens, 1997)

First Czech to win the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup (and scorer of the competition's last goal)
Pavel Nedvěd (Lazio 2-1 Mallorca, 1999)

First Czech to win UEFA Super Cup
Pavel Nedvěd (Lazio 1-0 Manchester United, 1999)

First Czech to appear in a UEFA club competition final
Antonín Panenka (Everton 3-1 Rapid Wien, 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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