Pavel Srníček

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Pavel Srníček
Památník Pavla Srnička na hřišti FK Bospor Bohumín (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Pavel Srníček
Date of birth (1968-03-10)10 March 1968
Place of birth Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Date of death 29 December 2015(2015-12-29) (aged 47)
Place of death Ostrava, Czech Republic
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1977–1982 TJ Viktorie Bohumín
1982–1985 TJ ŽD Bohumín
1985–1987 Baník Ostrava
1987–1988 VTJ Tábor
1988–1990 Dukla Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Banik Ostrava 30 (0)
1991–1998 Newcastle United 150 (0)
1998 Banik Ostrava 6 (0)
1998–2000 Sheffield Wednesday 44 (0)
2000–2003 Brescia 32 (0)
2003 Cosenza 9 (0)
2003–2004 Portsmouth 3 (0)
2004West Ham United (loan) 1 (0)
2004 West Ham United 2 (0)
2004–2006 Beira-Mar 63 (0)
2006–2007 Newcastle United 2 (0)
Total 342 (0)
National team
1994–2001 Czech Republic 49 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pavel Srníček (10 March 1968 – 29 December 2015) was a Czech professional footballer. He played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United.

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.[1]

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.[2] He died nine days later at the age of 47, when his life support was turned off due to irreversible brain damage.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, Mark (4 January 2012). "Shakeup at Sparta Praha". The Prague Post. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  2. "Pavel Srnicek: Ex-Newcastle keeper has heart attack". BBC Sport. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. "Pavel Srnicek: Former Newcastle keeper dies aged 47". BBC Sport. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.