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18. 5. 2016 | 10:14 back to news

Czech international Michal Kadlec returns to AC Sparta Prague after successful spells in Leverkusen and Fenerbahce, signing a three-year contract.

A son of former Czech national team player and Euro 96 runner-up, Michal, started his professional career at Synot Uherské Hradiště (now Slovácko), playing in 34 league matches before leaving to Sparta. At Letná, he played in 95 league matches and scored seven goals – two of them in his farewell match in České Budějovice.

In 2008, he left on loan to Leverkusen and then joined the German side on a permanent transfer later. Kadlec played in 128 Bundesliga matches before joining a strong Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Kadlec is also a regular national team player and he’s getting ready for the upcoming European championship. In the national team kit, he has 63 caps and had scored eight goals.

Now, Kadlec returns to play for Sparta once again.

“I can’t believe how long it’s been, I’m really looking forward to playing back home again,” Kadlec said.

Choosing Sparta among a number of offers was an easy decision for the midfielder.

“I knew I wanted to return, it was a long time abroad. Family and friends played an important part in my decision. I also did not want to return as 35-year old just to finish my career. I still want to be valuable to the team and be successful,” Kadlec said.

“We're happy Michal decided to accept our offer among many others. We believe he will be an improvement to our defence, and his experience will help us in the Champions League qualification,” said Adam Kotalík, the club’s general director.

“After eight tremendous years spent abroad, Michal has decided to return back home to be closer to his family and friends. He’s happy to play for a club with high ambition, aiming to be successful in the European cups,” said the player’s agent Viktor Kolář from SPORT INVEST International.



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