Karel Poborsky

Date of birth30 March 1972
Place of birthJindinchuv-Hadec
NationalityCzech
Weight70 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

A sensation of Euro 96, the Czech wingman could never quite break into the Manchester United first team squad, remaining a fringe player.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Slavia Praha 01 Aug 1996
Manchester United 01 Aug 1996 27 Dec 1997
Benfica 27 Dec 1997 15 Jan 2001
Lazio 15 Jan 2001 07 Mar 2002
Sparta Praha 07 Mar 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
1996-97 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1996-97 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 15
7
3
1
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
3
1997-98 Manchester United League Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 3
7
2
1
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 2
2
2000-01 Benfica Portuguese First Division 11
2
1
4
2000-01 Benfica UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Lazio Serie A 18
1
1
1
2001-02 Lazio Serie A 19
8
4
6
2001-02 Lazio UEFA Champions League 3
1
2003-04 Sparta Praha UEFA Champions League 6
1
2004-05 Sparta Praha UEFA Champions League 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Aug 1996 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 4-0 FA Charity Shield
21 Aug 1996 Manchester United v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
07 Sep 1996 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-4 Premier League
11 Sep 1996 Juventus v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
14 Sep 1996 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1996 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1996 Manchester United v Rapid Wien W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
29 Sep 1996 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
12 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 1996 Fenerbahçe v Manchester United W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
20 Oct 1996 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 5-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Swindon Town W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Fenerbahçe L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
02 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 1996 Leicester City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
30 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-1 Premier League
04 Dec 1996 Rapid Wien v Manchester United W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
08 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Manchester United v Sunderland W 5-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 0-4 Premier League
12 Jan 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
18 Jan 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
25 Jan 1997 Manchester United v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1997 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
04 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
19 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-1 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 Premier League
19 Mar 1997 FC Porto v Manchester United D 0-0
Agg: 0-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
08 May 1997 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
30 Aug 1997 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-0 Premier League
13 Sep 1997 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
17 Sep 1997 1.FC Kosice v Manchester United W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
20 Sep 1997 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Manchester United v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
27 Sep 1997 Leeds United v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
04 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 Premier League
14 Oct 1997 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
25 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Barnsley W 7-0 Premier League
01 Nov 1997 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 6-1 Premier League
05 Nov 1997 Feyenoord v Manchester United W 1-3 UEFA Champions League Group B
27 Nov 1997 Manchester United v 1.FC Kosice W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
30 Nov 1997 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 4-0 Premier League
10 Dec 1997 Juventus v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
26 Dec 1997 Manchester United v Everton W 2-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Czechoslovakia UEFA Under-21 2
1
1993-94 Czech Republic International Friendly 3
1
1993-94 Czechoslovakia UEFA Under-21 4
2
1
1994-95 Czech Republic International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 6
4
1
1996-97 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 3
2
1996-97 Czech Republic International Friendly 1
1997-98 Czech Republic FIFA Confederations Cup 1
3
1
1
1997-98 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 2
1997-98 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 Czech Republic Kirin Cup 2
1
1998-99 Czech Republic International Friendly 4
1998-99 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 5
1
1999-00 Czech Republic International Friendly 5
1
1999-00 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 6
2
2
2000-01 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 7
1
2000-01 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
2001-02 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 5
2001-02 Czech Republic Four Nation Tournament, Cyprus 1
1
2001-02 Czech Republic International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Czech Republic International Friendly 5
2002-03 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 5
1
2003-04 Czech Republic International Friendly 5
1
2003-04 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
2004-05 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 5
2004-05 Czech Republic International Friendly 1
2005-06 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 9
2005-06 Czech Republic International Friendly 3
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1992 Romania v Czechoslovakia L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
23 Mar 1993 Cyprus v Czechoslovakia W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
27 Apr 1993 Czechoslovakia v Wales D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
26 Oct 1993 Czechoslovakia v Cyprus W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
16 Nov 1993 Belgium v Czechoslovakia W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
23 Feb 1994 Turkey v Czech Republic W 1-4 International Friendly
09 Mar 1994 Italy v Czechoslovakia L 3-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
23 Mar 1994 Czechoslovakia v Italy W 1-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
20 Apr 1994 Switzerland v Czech Republic L 3-0 International Friendly
25 May 1994 Czech Republic v Lithuania W 5-3 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 1-3 International Friendly
17 Aug 1994 France v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
08 Mar 1995 Czech Republic v Finland W 4-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 1995 Norway v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 1995 Czech Republic v Norway W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
07 Oct 1995 Belarus v Czech Republic W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Nov 1995 Czech Republic v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
26 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Turkey W 3-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Austria v Czech Republic L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1996 Switzerland v Czech Republic W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 Germany v Czech Republic L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
14 Jun 1996 Czech Republic v Italy W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
19 Jun 1996 Russia v Czech Republic D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
23 Jun 1996 Portugal v Czech Republic W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 France v Czech Republic W 0-0 (6-5) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
30 Jun 1996 Germany v Czech Republic L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Final
18 Sep 1996 Czech Republic v Malta W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
09 Oct 1996 Czech Republic v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
10 Nov 1996 Yugoslavia v Czech Republic L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
12 Mar 1997 Czech Republic v Poland W 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 Czech Republic v Yugoslavia L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 Jun 1997 Spain v Czech Republic L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
20 Aug 1997 Czech Republic v Faroe Islands W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
24 Aug 1997 Slovakia v Czech Republic L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Dec 1997 South Africa v Czech Republic D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
15 Dec 1997 Uruguay v Czech Republic L 2-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Dec 1997 Brazil v Czech Republic L 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
21 Dec 1997 Czech Republic v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
25 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Slovenia v Czech Republic W 1-3 International Friendly
21 May 1998 Czech Republic v Paraguay W 1-0 KIRIN CUP
24 May 1998 Japan v Czech Republic D 0-0 KIRIN CUP
27 May 1998 Korea Republic v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Czech Republic v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Faroe Islands v Czech Republic W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic L 2-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 1999 Belgium v Czech Republic W 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Czech Republic v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
31 Mar 1999 Scotland v Czech Republic W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
28 Apr 1999 Poland v Czech Republic L 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Estonia v Czech Republic W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
09 Jun 1999 Czech Republic v Scotland W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
18 Aug 1999 Czech Republic v Switzerland W 3-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Lithuania v Czech Republic W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 9
08 Sep 1999 Czech Republic v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
09 Oct 1999 Czech Republic v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
13 Nov 1999 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 3-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Czech Republic v Australia W 3-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Czech Republic v Israel W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Germany v Czech Republic L 3-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
16 Jun 2000 Czech Republic v France L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Denmark v Czech Republic W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
02 Sep 2000 Bulgaria v Czech Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Czech Republic v Iceland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Malta v Czech Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 FYR Macedonia v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Czech Republic v Denmark D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
25 Apr 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Denmark v Czech Republic L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Aug 2001 Czech Republic v Korea Republic W 5-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Iceland v Czech Republic L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Czech Republic v Malta W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Czech Republic v Bulgaria W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Nov 2001 Belgium v Czech Republic L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Czech Republic v Belgium L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
12 Feb 2002 Czech Republic v Hungary W 2-0 FOUR NATION TOURNAMENT, CYPRUS
13 Feb 2002 Cyprus v Czech Republic W 3-4 Four Nation Tournament, Cyprus
27 Mar 2002 Wales v Czech Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Greece v Czech Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Czech Republic v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Czech Republic v Slovakia W 4-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2002 Czech Republic v Serbia and Montenegro W 5-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Moldova v Czech Republic W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Oct 2002 Czech Republic v Belarus W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
20 Nov 2002 Czech Republic v Sweden D 3-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 France v Czech Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
02 Apr 2003 Czech Republic v Austria W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
30 Apr 2003 Czech Republic v Turkey W 4-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Czech Republic v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
06 Sep 2003 Belarus v Czech Republic W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Sep 2003 Czech Republic v Netherlands W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
15 Nov 2003 Czech Republic v Canada W 5-1 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Italy v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Czech Republic v Japan L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Bulgaria W 3-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Estonia W 2-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
27 Jun 2004 Czech Republic v Denmark W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
01 Jul 2004 Czech Republic v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
18 Aug 2004 Czech Republic v Greece D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 FYR Macedonia v Czech Republic W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
26 Mar 2005 Czech Republic v Finland W 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
30 Mar 2005 Andorra v Czech Republic W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
04 Jun 2005 Czech Republic v Andorra W 8-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Jun 2005 Czech Republic v FYR Macedonia W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
03 Sep 2005 Romania v Czech Republic L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
07 Sep 2005 Czech Republic v Armenia W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
08 Oct 2005 Czech Republic v Netherlands L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Oct 2005 Finland v Czech Republic W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
12 Nov 2005 Norway v Czech Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off 1st leg
16 Nov 2005 Czech Republic v Norway W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Play-off 2nd leg
01 Mar 2006 Turkey v Czech Republic D 2-2 International Friendly
26 May 2006 Saudi Arabia v Czech Republic W 0-2 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Czech Republic v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2006 USA v Czech Republic W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Ghana L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Jun 2006 Czech Republic v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.