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Tomáš Pekhart

Tomáš Pekhart
Full nameTomáš Pekhart
Date of birth (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birthSušice, Czechoslovakia
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Playing positionForward
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt 04
Youth career
2001–2002TJ Sušice
2002–2003TJ Klatovy
2003–2006Slavia Prague
2006–2008Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
2008–2010Tottenham Hotspur0(0)
2008Southampton (loan)9(1)
2009Slavia Prague (loan)13(2)
2011Sparta Prague (loan)9(7)
2011–20141. FC Nürnberg88(14)
2014–FC Ingolstadt 0412(0)
National team
2004–2005Czech Republic U168(2)
2005–2006Czech Republic U1718(7)
2006Czech Republic U182(0)
2007–2009Czech Republic U2012(2)
2007–2011Czech Republic U2126(17)
2010–Czech Republic19(2)

Tomáš Pekhart (born 26 May 1989) is a Czech footballer currently playing as a striker for FC Ingolstadt 04. He has represented the Czech Republic at both junior and senior level.

Playing career

Club career

Born in Sušice, Czechoslovakia, he began his career with his hometown club TJ Sušice and also played for TJ Klatovy before joining Slavia Prague in 2003. Pekhart played and scored in the final of the UEFA Under-17 Championship in Luxembourg for his country against Russia.[1] He scored seven times in 18 appearances at that level in 2005–06 competition.

Pekhart joined Tottenham during the summer of 2006 from Slavia.[2] A first season for Pekhart in 2006–07 yielded 19 goals in 20 matches for the Tottenham academy and a further 12 appearances for the reserves.[citation needed] Only injury denied him the chance to improve that strike record.[citation needed] He also scored in the Tottenham Reserves friendly win against RC Lens in November 2006.[citation needed]

In August 2008, Pekhart joined Championship side Southampton on loan until January 2009.[3] He made his first league appearance as a substitute on 14 September, away against Queens Park Rangers which Southampton lost 4–1.[4] He scored his only goal for Southampton in a 2–2 home draw against Ipswich.[5] He returned to Spurs in January 2009 and on transfer deadline day Pekhart returned to his old club Slavia Prague on a year long loan until January 2010.[6]

On 12 January 2010, FK Jablonec confirmed the signing of Pekhart on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[7][8] However after just half of the following season, he moved on loan to fellow Gambrinus liga side Sparta Prague and subsequently signed a deal with 1. FC Nürnberg to take effect on 1 July 2011.[9]

On 28 August 2014 he signed a three-year deal with the German second league side FC Ingolstadt 04.[10]

International career

Pekhart has represented his country at youth international level. In 2007 he represented his country in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada as the youngest player in the squad having just turned 18. He played in all seven matches of the tournament, including the final against Argentina in which the Czechs finished runners up after Mauro Zárate scored the winning goal four minutes from full-time for Argentina.[11]

He holds the record for most goals for the Czech Republic U21 team, with 17 goals. He represented the team at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

He made his debut for the Czech Republic on 22 May 2010 in a match against Turkey.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2012 Stadion města Plzně, Plzeň, Czech Republic 23x15px Malta 2–1 3–1 2014 World Cup qualifier
2. 11 October 2013 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 23x15px Malta 4–1 4–1 2014 World Cup qualifier


  1. ^ Saffer, Paul. "Russian determination wins out". Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Spurs to sign teenage Czech star". BBC Sport. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Kadlec, Vasek (26 August 2008). "Saints land Spurs striker". Sky Sports. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "QPR 4–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Southampton 2–2 Ipswich". BBC. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Slavia loan for Tomas". 2 February 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pekhart exits Tottenham". 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jablonec získal na přestup útočníka Tomáše Pekharta!". FK Baumit Jablonec. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pekhart signs deal with Nürnberg". 3 May 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pekhart přestoupil z Norimberku do Ingolstadtu" (in Czech). Aktuálně.cz. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Czech Republic 1 – 2 Argentina". 22 July 2007. 

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