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Vladimír Darida

Vladimír Darida

Clubs: FC Viktoria Plzeň, FK Baník Sokolov, SC Freiburg

A late addition to the Czech Republic's UEFA EURO 2012 squad, dynamic young FC Viktoria Plzeň midfielder Vladimír Darida was originally selected by Michal Bílek as emergency cover for captain Tomáš Rosický but ended up replacing the injured Daniel Pudil in the final party.

• Joined Plzeň as a schoolboy, making his first-team debut as a substitute in a 1. Liga match against SK Dynamo České Budějovice on 24 April 2010.

• Made only one substitute appearance for Plzeň in their 2010/11 1. Liga title-winning campaign, spending the second half of the season on loan to second-tier FK Baník Sokolov.

• Restored to Plzeň in 2011/12 and made his UEFA Champions League debut away to AC Milan, one of three substitute appearances in the competition; scored on his first European start, a 1-1 home draw with FC Schalke 04 in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

• A goalscorer on each of his first two appearances for the Czech Republic Under-21 side – against Andorra and Armenia – he made his senior debut on 26 May 2012 in a 2-1 unofficial friendly defeat of Israel, as a substitute for Petr Jiráček, and did enough to clinch a UEFA EURO 2012 squad place.

• Claimed the Czech title in 2012/13 with Plzeň, scoring six league goals in the process, before making the switch to Germany with Freiburg in August 2013 for a reported fee of €4 million. 

UEFA honours
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Last updated: 21/03/14 15.00CET

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General info

  • Name: Vladimír Darida
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1990 (24)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Freiburg ( GER)

  • Height: 170cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    19/07/11: Plzeň 5-1 Pyunik
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/08/11: Czech Republic 8-0 Andorra

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Czech Republic40
Czech Republic U-2142
Total82

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Plzeň101
Total101
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Plzeň184
Freiburg31
Total215
Last updated: 14/10/2014 01:18 CET
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