|Full name||Pavel Srníček|
|Date of birth||10 March 1968|
|Place of birth||Ostrava, Czechoslovakia|
|Date of death||29 December 2015(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Ostrava, Czech Republic|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|1977–1982||TJ Viktorie Bohumín|
|1982–1985||TJ ŽD Bohumín|
|2004||→ West Ham United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004||West Ham United||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He represented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.
Srníček played internationally for the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2001, earning a total of 49 caps. He was part of their squad that came runners-up at UEFA Euro 96, and was their first-choice goalkeeper when they came third at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and contested UEFA Euro 2000.
On 4 January 2012, Sparta Prague confirmed the appointment of Srníček to their coaching staff.
Srníček suffered a massive heart attack while out jogging on 20 December 2015. He was put into an induced coma at a hospital in his native Ostrava. He died nine days later at the age of 47, when his life support was turned off due to irreversible brain damage.
References[change | change source]
- Smith, Mark (4 January 2012). "Shakeup at Sparta Praha". The Prague Post. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- "Pavel Srnicek: Ex-Newcastle keeper has heart attack". BBC Sport. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- "Pavel Srnicek: Former Newcastle keeper dies aged 47". BBC Sport. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.