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Jan Stejskal

Jan Stejskal
Personal information
Full name Jan Stejskal[1]
Date of birth (1962-01-15) 15 January 1962
Place of birth Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1972–1981 Zbrojovka Brno
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 RH Cheb 22 (0)
1983–1990 Sparta Prague 190 (0)
1990–1994 Queens Park Rangers 107 (0)
1994–1999 Slavia Prague 104 (0)
1998–1999 FK Viktoria Žižkov 4 (0)
Total 427 (0)
National team
1986–1992 Czechoslovakia 29 (0)
1994 Czech Republic 2 (0)
Teams managed
1999– Sparta Prague (Goalkeeper Coach)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jan Stejskal (born 15 January 1962) is a retired Czech football goalkeeper. He played for Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, for both he played a total of 31 matches, participating in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

In his native country he played for Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague. He also had a successful spell at Queens Park Rangers from 1990 to 1994. He was one of only 13 foreign players to play on the opening weekend of the FA Premier League along with Peter Schmeichel, Andrei Kanchelskis, Robert Warzycha, Roland Nilsson, Eric Cantona, Hans Segers, John Faxe Jensen, Anders Limpar, Gunnar Halle, Craig Forrest, Michel Vonk and Ronnie Rosenthal.

Stejskal was a very tall commanding goalkeeper with a sound trade, but his language problem let him down from time to time. His QPR days were marred by this but he will still go down in history as one of the best keepers QPR ever had.

After ending his career, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for both Sparta Prague and the Czech Republic national football team. He ended this in 2008 as his commitment to Sparta proved too great.

Stejskal is also a qualified mechanic, a trade learned whilst serving on national duty for the former Czechoslovakia.

References

  1. ^ "Jan Stejskal". queensparkrangersfc.com. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Howe, Don (10 January 2008). "Keeper's most crucial job is to call the shots". telegraph.co.uk (London). Retrieved 24 March 2009. 

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