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The site

CZEFootball aims to be an informative home of Czech football in the English language.

From the present tussles played out week-to-week in the Synot Liga to the fabled stars of old who played under the auspices of the ČSAF – and even those players who are yet to carve out their dynasty – CZEFootball intends to cast a learned eye on all footballing matters, new and old, linked to the burgeoning nation.

When ” football came home” to England, it was the outsiders of the Czech Republic in their maiden international tournament that progressed from the ‘Group of Death’ at the expense of Italy and Russia. The burgeoning nation then embarked on a run to the final that was eventually ended by a piece of footballing history in Oliver Bierhoff’s Golden Goal that secured a sixth international trophy for Die Mannschaft.

But in defeat, stars were born: Karel Poborsky, Pavel Nedved and Radek Bejbl all became household names across the European continent and went on to position themselves at the forefront of a rapidly modernising football scene in Europe. But before those, Ivo Viktor, Josef Masopust and the moustachioed Antonin Panenka all delighted and dazzled in what was then a remarkably different era where the backdrop was as much concerned with football and inter-city rivalries as it was “West versus East”.

In our view, there is nothing better than a Friday night game situated high up in a gigantic communist concrete stand, or a hungover Sunday jaunt to fields well off the beaten track.

We like Czech football, we hope you do too.


If you would like to help contribute to the website, then please feel free to e-mail using the contact details found below. Any and all submissions are welcome.

No experience required; football is not meant to be exclusive.

(Sadly) CZEFootball is not a commercial enterprise, so payments or reimbursements cannot be guaranteed. However, continue to watch this space.


Conversely, you might want me to feature on your website/publication/podcast/TV show etc. If so, thank you! Just send a message to the address below.

You’ll be in good hands:, promise. I have written, talked and covered Czech football for global, national and local media entities, club websites and blogs, even lending my opinion to Ceska Televize and The Prague Post on occasion. 

e: chris[at]czefootball[dot]com
t: @czefootball