František Rajtoral

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František Rajtoral
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-12)12 March 1986
Place of birth Příbram, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 23 April 2017(2017-04-23) (aged 31)
Place of death Gaziantep, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right winger / Right-back
Youth career
1992–1994 Kovohutě Příbram
1994–2004 Marila Příbram
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Marila Příbram 15 (1)
2005–2009 Baník Ostrava 100 (12)
2009–2016 Viktoria Plzeň 168 (19)
2014Hannover 96 (loan) 7 (0)
2016–2017 Gaziantepspor 12 (0)
National team
2004 Czech Republic U-18 5 (0)
2004–2005 Czech Republic U-19 10 (1)
2006–2008 Czech Republic U-21 15 (1)
2012–2014 Czech Republic 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 April 2017

František Rajtoral (12 March 1986 – 23 April 2017) was a Czech football player. He last played for Turkish club Gaziantepspor. He was best known for his stint at Viktoria Plzeň. He was a member of the Czech Republic national football team. He won the Czech Cup with FC Viktoria Plzeň in 2010. Further trophies he won with the club include the Gambrinus Liga twice and the Czech Supercup.

On 29 February 2012, Rajtoral earned his first cap for the senior team of his country in the 1–1 draw with Ireland in a friendly match.

Rajtoral was described as "one of the best attacking right-wingers in the Czech Republic" by a journalist for the BBC.[1]

Rajtoral committed suicide by hanging himself his apartment in Gaziantep, Turkey on 23 April 2017. He was 31.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Manchester City in Champions League: Viktoria Plzen profile". BBC Sport. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  2. Gaziantepspor’s Czech striker Rajtoral commits suicide by hanging

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