Pavel Nedved Bio

Pavel Nedvd is a former Czech football player. He was born in 1972 and joined Tatran Skalna at the age of five. He then collaborated with Rudá Hvzda Cheb and Skoda Plze. Nedvd’s professional career began in 1991 at Dukla Prague, where he spent a season. He then went to Sparta Prague, where he won the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93 and the Gambrinus Liga (Czech Republic Football League) in 1993/94 and 1994/95. In 1996, they won the Czech Cup for the first time.

Nedvd joined Italian club Lazio in 1996. On October 20, 1996, he made his debut against Cagliari. He became a regular after his first season with the squad. Lazio won the Coppa Italia and reached the UEFA Cup final in 1997/98. Lazio won the Supercoppa Italiana and the UEFA Super Cup in 1998/99. They won the Serie A and Coppa Italia in 2000.

He joined Juventus for €41 million in the summer of 2001. Juventus won Serie A in 2001/02 and 2002/03, as well as the Supercoppa Italiana in 2002 and 2003. The squad finished second in the UEFA Champions League in 2002/03. Pavel Nedvd was selected Serie A Footballer of the Year as well as European Footballer of the Year in 2003. In 2004/05, he had an injury and was out for two months. Juventus was embroiled in the Calciopoli scandal in 2005/06, and the following season they participated in Serie B until being promoted at the end of the season. He announced his retirement following the 2008/09 season.

Between 1994 and 2006, Nedvd was a member of the Czech Republic national team, where he helped his side finish runners-up in UEFA Euro 1996 and a semifinalist in UEFA Euro 2004.

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