Vladimir Smicer

Date of birth24 May 1973
Place of birthDegin
NationalityCzech
Weight71 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Czech international Vladimir was an effective, skilful and agile player for Liverpool for six seasons before his recent move to Bordeaux.

He played an important role in bringing the Champions League trophy to Liverpool in 2005.

After starting the 2000-01 season as a first choice on the right flank for Liverpool, Vlad suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him until October.

Thereafter, although always in the squad, he rarely enjoyed a prolonged run in the team, and was evenly occasionally employed as a makeshift striker to cover for injuries.

The most important of his seven goals during the season was that at Crystal Palace in the first leg of the Worthington Cup semi-final when he snatched a vital goal to set the Reds up for their second leg victory.

He went on to make the starting line-up in both the FA and Worthington Cup finals, but was only used from the subs' bench in the UEFA Cup final against Deportivo Alaves.

However he made a telling contribution as it was his run late in extra time that forced a foul, resulting in the free kick from which Gary McAllister produced the 'golden goal' winner.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Slavia Praha 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1996
RC Lens 01 Jul 1996 14 Jul 1999
Liverpool 14 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2005
Bordeaux 01 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2007
Slavia Praha 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Czechoslovakia (rcs) FIFA World Cup 1
1998-99 RC Lens UEFA Champions League 2
1999-00 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1999-00 Liverpool League Cup 2
1999-00 Liverpool Premier League 13
8
1
1
2000-01 Liverpool FA Cup 4
1
1
2
2000-01 Liverpool League Cup 5
1
4
2000-01 Liverpool Premier League 16
11
2
2
2000-01 Liverpool UEFA Cup 6
5
1
2001-02 Liverpool FA Cup 1
2001-02 Liverpool League Cup 1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 13
9
4
2
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 8
3
2
2002-03 Liverpool FA Community Shield
1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
2
2002-03 Liverpool Premier League 10
11
2
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 1
1
1
1
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
2
2003-04 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Liverpool League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Liverpool Premier League 15
5
3
1
2003-04 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Liverpool Premier League 2
8
1
2004-05 Liverpool UEFA Champions League
6
1
2005-06 Bordeaux French Championnat 21
4
3
1
2007-08 Slavia Praha UEFA Champions League 1
2008-09 Slavia Praha UEFA Cup 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
27 Oct 1993 Czechoslovakia (RCS) v Cyprus W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4


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 3
3
1993-94 Czechoslovakia UEFA Under-21 4
2
1994-95 Czech Republic UEFA Under-21 2
1
1995-96 Czech Republic International Friendly
1
1995-96 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 2
4
1
1995-96 Czech Republic UEFA Under-21 5
3
1996-97 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 3
2
1
1996-97 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1997-98 Czech Republic FIFA Confederations Cup 5
5
1997-98 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 5
3
1997-98 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
2
1997-98 Czech Republic Kirin Cup 1
1
1998-99 Czech Republic International Friendly 3
1998-99 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 7
3
1
1999-00 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1999-00 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 4
2
2000-01 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 4
2000-01 Czech Republic International Friendly 1
2001-02 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 1
2
2001-02 Czech Republic Four Nation Tournament, Cyprus 1
1
1
2001-02 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1
2002-03 Czech Republic International Friendly 5
2
2002-03 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 3
1
2003-04 Czech Republic International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Czech Republic UEFA European Championship 1
4
2
2004-05 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 2
1
2005-06 Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
2005-06 Czech Republic International Friendly 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
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
01 Jun 1993 Czechoslovakia v Romania W 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 1993 Wales v Czechoslovakia W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
16 Nov 1993 Belgium v Czechoslovakia W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
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
28 Mar 1995 Czech Republic v Belarus W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
06 Jun 1995 Luxembourg v Czech Republic W 0-7 UEFA U21 Group 5
15 Aug 1995 Norway v Czech Republic W 3-4 UEFA U21 Group 5
05 Sep 1995 Czech Republic v Norway L 1-2 UEFA U21
06 Oct 1995 Belarus v Czech Republic W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 5
15 Nov 1995 Czech Republic v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Mar 1996 Spain v Czech Republic L 2-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
27 Mar 1996 Czech Republic v Spain L 1-2 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
29 May 1996 Austria v Czech Republic L 1-0 International Friendly
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
26 Feb 1997 Czech Republic v Belarus W 4-1 International Friendly
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
06 Sep 1997 Faroe Islands v Czech Republic W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
24 Sep 1997 Malta v Czech Republic W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Oct 1997 Czech Republic v Slovakia W 3-0 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
17 Dec 1997 Czech Republic v United Arab Emirates W 6-1 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
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
10 Oct 1998 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Czech Republic W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 9
14 Oct 1998 Czech Republic v Estonia W 4-1 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
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
09 Oct 1999 Czech Republic v Faroe Islands W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
23 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 3-2 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
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
02 Jun 2001 Denmark v Czech Republic L 2-1 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
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
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
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
01 Jul 2004 Czech Republic v Greece L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final
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
17 Aug 2005 Sweden v Czech Republic L 2-1 International Friendly
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


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