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Michal Kadlec

Michal Kadlec
Full nameMichal Kadlec
Date of birth (1984-12-13) 13 December 1984 (age 31)
Place of birthVyškov, Czechoslovakia
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Playing positionLeft back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1991–1993SV Alsenborn
1993–19981. FC Kaiserslautern
1998–20011. FC Slovácko
Senior career*
2001–20051. FC Slovácko34(1)
2005–2008Sparta Prague95(7)
2008–2013Bayer Leverkusen128(8)
National team
2002Czech Republic U187(0)
2002–2003Czech Republic U1910(0)
2004–2007Czech Republic U2126(1)
2007–Czech Republic60(8)

Michal Kadlec (born 13 December 1984) is a Czech footballer who plays for Turkish club Fenerbahçe.[1] A full international since 2007, he has earned 60 caps for the Czech Republic, representing them at two UEFA European Championships.

Early life

Kadlec was born in 1984 in Vyškov. After his father, Miroslav Kadlec, joined 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 1990, the family moved to Germany in the Kaiserslautern area. Kadlec learned German in kindergarten[2] before he went to school a year later. After his time in Grundschule, he went to the Gymnasium.

In 1998, Kadlec's father signed for FK Drnovice and so he returned to the Czech Republic.


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Kadlec playing for Bayer Leverkusen in 2011

Club career

Kadlec started his professional career in 1. FC Slovácko and made his debut in a match against Baník Ostrava. In 2005 he joined Sparta Prague.

On 14 June 2013 he joined Fenerbahçe for a €4.5 million transfer fee,[3] signing a three-year contract worth €2.1 million per season.[4]

International career

On 17 November 2007, Kadlec was called up to the Czech national team for a game against Slovakia, and made his debut in a 3–1 victory (scoring an own goal). He scored his first goal in a win over Scotland on 30 May 2008 (also 3–1).

On 16 June 2012, against Poland in the European Championship, Kadlec headed a ball off the line in the dying seconds, preserving the Czechs' spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament. The strike had beaten goalkeeper Petr Čech and appeared to be headed to the inside of the far post; had it been scored then Poland would have ensured a draw, and the Czech Republic would have been eliminated from the tournament.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 2008 Prague, Czech Republic 23x15px Scotland 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 29 March 2011 České Budějovice, Czech Republic 23x15px Liechtenstein 2–0 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
3. 3 September 2011 Glasgow, Scotland 23x15px Scotland 2–2 Draw UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
4. 6 September 2011 Prague, Czech Republic 23x15px Ukraine 4–0 Win Friendly
5. 6 September 2011 Prague, Czech Republic 23x15px Ukraine 4–0 Win Friendly
6. 11 October 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania 23x15px Lithuania 1–4 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
7. 11 October 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania 23x15px Lithuania 1–4 Win UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group I
8. 1 June 2012 Prague, Czech Republic 23x15px Hungary 1–2 Loss Friendly


Sparta Prague
File:Michal Kadlec 2009.jpg
Kadlec lining up for the Czech national team


On 11 July 2013, EA Sports announced that Kadlec would feature on the Czech cover of FIFA 14, alongside global cover star Lionel Messi.[5]


  1. ^ "Kadlec, Michal" (in German). Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kadlec: The need to grow up". 5 October 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Futbolcu Michal Kadlec'in transferi konusunda Kulübü ve kendisi ile anlaşmaya varılmıştır. Turkish Stock Exchange Invalid language code.
  4. ^ "Fenerbahce complete Michal Kadlec transfer from Bayer Leverkusen - Financial Details". 16 June 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Na obalu populárního fotbalu FIFA 14 je český hráč Michal Kadlecb". (in Czech). 11 July 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

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