Tomáš Ujfaluši

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Tomáš Ujfaluši
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Tomáš Ujfaluši (2013)
birthday March 24, 1978
place of birth RýmařovCzechoslovakia
size 185 cm
position Central defender
Years station
1988-1991 TJ Rýmařov
1991-1996 Sigma Olomouc
Years station Games (goals) 1
1996-2000 Sigma Olomouc 100 (4)
2000-2004 Hamburger SV 105 (2)
2004-2008 AC Florence 123 (2)
2008-2011 Atlético Madrid 92 (0)
2011-2013 Galatasaray Istanbul 41 (1)
2013 Sparta Prague 0 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1997 Czech Republic U-20 5 (0)
1997-2000 Czech Republic U-21 26 (1)
1998 Czech Republic B 3 (0)
2000 Czech Republic U-23 3 (0)
2001-2009 Czech Republic 78 (2)
1 Only league games are given.

Tomáš Ujfaluši (born March 24, 1978 in Rýmařov ) is a former Czech football player .

Player career

Club career

The central defender began his career in 1996 with the Czech first division club Sigma Olmütz .

In December 2000 Ujfaluši moved to Hamburger SV . There he developed into a top performer in defense and became a Czech national player . On the 34th matchday of the 2000/01 Bundesliga season, he slipped the ball off an opponent's foot in stoppage time in the game between HSV and FC Bayern Munich , HSV goalkeeper Mathias Schober picked up the ball with his hand. At this point on the last match day of the season, FC Schalke 04 would have been German champions. The referee Markus Merk decided on an indirect free kick from a few meters away from the goal, which Patrik Andersson converted to 1-1 after a pass by Stefan Effenberg . This won FC Bayern the championship.

For the 2004/05 season Ujfaluši moved to the newly promoted Serie A , AC Florence , where he became a regular. He moved to Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Primera División for the 2008/09 season . He received a contract there for three years and won the first ever Europa League with the club in May 2010 . There was also the victory of the UEFA Supercup against the Champions League winners Inter Milan 2-0.

For the 2011/12 season Ujfaluši moved to Turkey to Galatasaray Istanbul . In his first season he became Turkish champion. He was captain of the team alongside Sabri Sarıoğlu . His contract was not renewed at the end of the season. He returned to the Czech Republic and signed a one-year contract with Sparta Prague . Due to persistent knee problems, he ended his active career without having played a game for Sparta Prague.

National team career

Ujfaluši made his debut on February 28, 2001 against Macedonia. He played his first major tournament at the 2004 European Championship in Portugal , where he and his team knocked Germany out of the tournament in the preliminary round and advanced to the semi-finals, in which the Czech Republic was eliminated against eventual European champions Greece .

At the 2006 World Cup in Germany, he received a red card in the second group match against Ghana after an emergency brake in the penalty area. His team was eliminated in the preliminary round after losing to Ghana and another against Italy .

In April 2009 Ujfaluši resigned from the Czech national team.

After his active career

He was the Sports Director of Galatasaray Istanbul from December 2013 to June 2014 .


Atlético Madrid

Galatasaray Istanbul

Web links

Commons : Tomáš Ujfaluši  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Doubts about the Master Gate. In: SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved December 26, 2010 .
  2. Official transfer report from Galatasaray (Turkish)
  3. Fotbalový kapitán Ujfaluši se naštval: V národním mužstvu končím of April 7, 2009, last accessed on April 12, 2009, in Czech
  4. Czech Ujfalusi ends career in national team Focus Online on April 8, 2009, last accessed on April 12, 2009
  5. Tomas Ujfalusi yeniden Galatasaray'da (accessed on February 5, 2014, Turkish)