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. Srníček 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.
Our deepest condolences go to Pavel's family, many friends, former colleagues and supporters at this very difficult time. We will never forget you, Pavel!