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29. 12. 2016 | 06:21 back to news

The football community across the world will mark the one year anniversary today of the death of former Czech National Team or Newcastle United goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach of AC Sparta Prague Pavel Srníček.

AC Sparta Prague Goalkeeper coach and a Czech football legend, Pavel Srníček, has passed away aged 47 in Ostrava-Poruba hospital today after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier in the month.

Srníček collapsed while running on Sunday, 20 December last year and he was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in Poruba and placed in an induced coma.

Srníček is a Czech former professional footballer and goalkeeping coach of AC Sparta Prague from December 2011.

He started his career in Bohumín and he also played for Baník Ostrava, Tábor or Dukla Prague. He was a proffesional footballer for 27 years. He is notably remembered for his time in England, spent mostly with Newcastle United, as well as Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United. He also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar.

Srníček played 49 matches for Czech Republic national team and he was a member of squad for EURO 96 and EURO 2000.

We will never forget you, Pavel!







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