Karel Poborský

  • Born: (Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia [now South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic])

Karel Poborský is a Czech former professional footballer who played as a right winger. He was most noted for his technical ability and pace.

He began and finished his club career at Dynamo České Budějovice, where his kit number (8) is retired in his honour. He also won the Czech First League titles at the two largest clubs in Prague - Slavia and Sparta. Between these domestic triumphs, he won a Premier League title at Manchester United and also played for Benfica and Lazio.

After Petr Čech, Poborský ranks second in appearances for the Czech national team, with 118 between 1994 and 2006, retiring from international football after playing at the country's first World Cup. He also played in three European Championships, being named in the Team of the Tournament at UEFA Euro 1996 after helping the Czechs to the final.


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