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Karel Poborský

Czech footballer

Karel Poborský is ...


Born 30 March 1972 in Jindřichův Hradec
Age 51 years, 3 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Czech Republic
Occupation association football player
Height 1.75m (5'9")
Weight 73kg (160.9lbs)
Country for sport Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic
Sport association football
Participant in 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2004, UEFA Euro 1996 and UEFA Euro 2000
Member of sports team FK Viktoria Žižkov, S.S. Lazio, AC Sparta Prague, Manchester United F.C., SK Slavia Prague, S.L. Benfica, SK Dynamo České Budějovice, SK Dynamo České Budějovice, Czech Republic national association football team, SK Dynamo České Budějovice, FK Jiskra Třeboň and SK Dynamo České Budějovice

About Karel Poborský

Karel Poborský: The Czech Maestro

Karel Poborský was born on March 30, 1972, in the Czech Republic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to come out of the country, and his career spanned over two decades.

Poborský began his professional career with Czech club, Dynamo České Budějovice, before moving to Slavia Prague in 1992. He quickly established himself as one of the most talented players in the Czech league, and his performances caught the attention of scouts from across Europe.

In 1996, Poborský made a high-profile move to Manchester United, where he played alongside some of the biggest names in world football, including David Beckham and Ryan Giggs. He quickly became a fan favorite at Old Trafford, thanks to his silky skills and eye for goal.

Poborský's finest moment in a United shirt came during the 1996 European Championships, where he helped the Czech Republic reach the final. His stunning lob over Portuguese goalkeeper Vítor Baía in the quarter-finals is still regarded as one of the greatest goals in the history of the tournament.

After leaving United in 1998, Poborský went on to play for a number of clubs across Europe, including Benfica, Lazio, and Sparta Prague. He also represented the Czech Republic at two World Cups and three European Championships, helping his country reach the final of Euro 1996.

Despite retiring from professional football in 2007, Poborský remains a legend in the Czech Republic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever wear the national team shirt, and his contribution to Czech football will never be forgotten.


- "Karel Poborský: The Czech Republic's forgotten genius" - The Guardian

- "Karel Poborský: The Manchester United flop who became a Euro 96 hero" - FourFourTwo

- "Karel Poborský: The Czech maestro who lit up Old Trafford" - The Independent

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