|birthday||4th January 1966|
|place of birth||Boskovice , Czechoslovakia|
|Years||station||Games (goals) 1|
|1990||Zbrojovka Brno||0 (0)|
|1992-1998||FC Slovan Liberec||148 (0)|
|1998-2005||SK Rapid Vienna||161 (0)|
|1995-2001||Czech Republic||7 (0)|
|1 Only league games are given.|
During his time in the Czech league , Maier always played solidly but inconspicuously as a goalkeeper . In 1998, at the age of 32, he moved from Slovan Liberec to Rapid Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga . At first viewed with skepticism by many fans, Maier was able to show his skills immediately and saved two penalty kicks in his first game . He quickly became an absolute fan favorite and the idol of many young Austrian goalkeepers. In his seven-year career at Rapid, he played a total of 151 championship games, 13 cup games and 21 European cup games.
For four years, from 1998 to 2002, Ladislav Maier was the undisputed number 1 goal of the Hütteldorfer. From 2002 he increasingly had to give way to the young goalkeeper Helge Payer , who was slowly pushed by the coaching staff and built up as a regular goalkeeper. Maier remained sovereign during this time in a well-known manner and supported his goalkeeper colleague as well as he could. Not once did he complain about his demotion, but only acted for the good of the team and was a hugely important source of support for Payer. With Jürgen Macho's move from Chelsea to Rapid, Maier was only the third goalkeeper for half a season. Maier celebrated the high point of his career when he won the Austrian championship title in the 2004/05 season , after which he announced the end of his active career as a football player.
Maier played seven games for the Czech national team between 1995 and 2001.
After his active career, Maier became the sports director of his former club Slovan Liberec. Currently assistant coach at the Polish first division club Piast Gliwice.
- Austrian champion 2005
- Austrian runner-up in 1999 and 2001
- Goalkeeper of the season according to Kurier 1999/00 and 2000/01
- Ladislav Maier in the database of weltfussball.de
- International match statistics on fotbal.cz (Czech)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech football goalkeeper|
|DATE OF BIRTH||4th January 1966|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Boskovice , Czechoslovakia|