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Michal Kadlec

Michal Kadlec

The son of Miroslav Kadlec, captain of the Czech Republic side that reached the final of EURO '96, Michal Kadlec is every bit as important and influential to the current team. A calm, composed defender who is equally adept at left-back, his trusty left foot and aerial ability are useful assets at set pieces.

• Spent much of his childhood in Germany, where his father had eight seasons with 1. FC Kaiserslautern, but returned to his homeland to begin his professional career with 1. FC Synot.

• Joined AC Sparta Praha in January 2005 and won the Czech title at the first attempt; was also crowned champion a second time in 2007 and scooped a hat-trick of Czech Cups with the country's most decorated club, scoring in the shoot-out during the 2006 and 2008 finals.

• Made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1-1 home draw against AFC Ajax in September 2005 and started all six group games for Sparta that season.

• Played for the Czech Republic at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Netherlands and made his senior debut in his country's penultimate UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier – a 3-1 win against Slovakia – but had just ten minutes of action at the final tournament.

• Joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen in 2008 and became a star turn at the Rhineland club, notably in helping Jupp Heynckes' team to the runners-up spot in 2010/11, which brought guaranteed qualification for the following season's UEFA Champions League, in which he scored against holders FC Barcelona in the round of 16.

• The only ever-present in the Czech Republic's successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualification, he was on the pitch for all 900 minutes of the campaign and scored four goals, including a vital late penalty in Scotland.

Last updated: 12/03/12 17.57CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 16:04 CET
08.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic3-1MaltaMalta9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-3DenmarkDenmark9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia0-3Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-0ItalyItaly9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic1-2ArmeniaArmenia9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundMaltaMalta1-4Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundBulgariaBulgaria0-1Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
31.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-2KarabüksporKarabükspor7400
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-1USAUSA9000
09.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1NetherlandsNetherlands9000
04.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey1-2Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan2-4Czech RepublicCzech Republic9000
18.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
25.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
02.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
08.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1RizesporRizespor4510
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic2-1IcelandIceland9000
24.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
30.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
23.12.2014Turkish CupFourth roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-1AltınorduAltınordu9000
20.01.2015Turkish CupFourth roundAltınorduAltınordu1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
27.01.2015Turkish CupFourth roundKayserisporKayserispor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
03.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe5-0Bayburt Group İl Özel İdaresporBayburt Group İl Özel İdarespor9000
11.02.2015Turkish CupRound of 16RizesporRizespor1-4FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
28.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.03.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsMersinMersin1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic1-1LatviaLatvia9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSlovakiaSlovakia1-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic2900
04.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-5FenerbahçeFenerbahçe4500
16.04.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1MersinMersin9000
20.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0BursasporBursaspor100
28.04.2015Turkish CupSemi-finalsBursasporBursaspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
21.05.2015Turkish CupSemi-finalsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3BursasporBursaspor7900
30.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000

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General info

  • Name: Michal Kadlec
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/12/1984 (29)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 75kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    26/07/03: Wolfsburg 2-0 Slovácko
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    21/05/03: Czech Republic 2-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Czech Republic224
Czech Republic U-21161
Czech Republic U-1940

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sparta Praha120
UEFA Europa League
Sparta Praha120
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 13/06/2015 01:11 CET
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