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Tomáš Řepka

Tomáš Řepka

Czech soccer player
Tomáš Řepka
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Quick Facts

Intro Czech soccer player
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Czech Republic
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 January 1974, Brumov-Bylnice, Zlín District, Zlín Region, Czech Republic
Age 47 years
Family
Father: Petr Vokáč
Spouse: Vlaďka Erbová
Stats
Height: 184
Weight: 80
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Biography

Tomáš Řepka (born 2 January 1974) is a Czech retired professional football defender. He has played for Baník Ostrava, Sparta Prague, Fiorentina, West Ham United and České Budějovice.

Career

Club career

Řepka began his career with Baník Ostrava, where he played from 1990 to 1995. He then joined Sparta prague, where he spent almost three years, before moving to Italian Serie A club Fiorentina. He joined Premier League club West Ham United early in Glenn Roeder's tenure as manager, for a then club record fee of £5.5 million in September 2001.

Řepka was sent off on his West Ham debut for two bookable offences, missed a match through suspension, and was sent off again in the third match he played for the club. He went on to form a central defensive partnership with Christian Dailly before the club's relegation to the second-tier Championship, although he gained a reputation for his disciplinary record, and received ten yellow cards that first season.

After relegation at the end of the 2002–03 season, the appointment of Alan Pardew as manager saw Řepka move to right-back. In the summer of 2005, after the club had regained their Premier League status, he was re-signed by Pardew on a two-year contract, albeit on reduced terms, but left the club on 23 January 2006 to return to the Czech Republic to be with his family. He played his final match for West Ham on the previous night against Fulham in what was an emotional swansong for the Czech hardman; to chants of "Super Tom" from the West Ham faithful, he left the field in tears.

In 2006, Řepka returned to Sparta Prague. In 2009, he won the Personality of the League award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards.

In December 2011, Řepka left Sparta Prague following a mutually agreed early termination of his contract.

After the termination of his contract with Sparta Prague, he signed with Dynamo České Budějovice, becoming a stable member of the first team and helped his team to avoid relegation in the 2011–12 season. However, his contract was terminated by his team in November 2012. After negotiations with 1. FK Příbram had broken down, he accepted a non-player role with Baník Most. After three months, Řepka quit his manager role due to disagreements with new club leaders.

International career

After making his international debut for Czechoslovakia in June 1993 against the Faroe Islands, Řepka played 45 times for the Czech Republic between 1994 and 2001. He missed UEFA Euro 1996 due to a two-match suspension for a red card. However, he played for his country at Euro 2000, where the Czech Republic was eliminated in the group stage.

Honours

Club

Sparta Prague

  • Czech First League: 1996–97, 1997–1998, 2006–07, 2009–10
  • Czech Cup: 1995–96, 2006–07, 2007–08

Fiorentina

  • Coppa Italia: Winner 2000–01

West Ham United

  • Football League Championship play-offs (1): 2005

International

Czech Republic

  • Kirin Cup: 1998

Individual

  • Czech First League Personality of the Year 2008–09
  • Was chosen as a member of All stars team Sparta Prague during the years 1980–2010 by the Fans poll
  • Seventh-best Czech footballer of the decade (2000–10) by the Fans poll
  • Czech First League Second-best Defender between the Years 1993–2013 by the Fans poll

Disciplinary problems

Řepka is notorious for his lack of self-control, aggression and disciplinary problems. During his professional career, he has received twenty red cards (see table below). One scandal included attacking game officials and a TV cameraman in September 2007.

Team Red cards
Baník Ostrava 2
Sparta Prague 4
Dynamo České Budějovice 1
Fiorentina 6
West Ham United 4
Czech Republic national team 2
Czech Republic national under-21 team 1

Personal life

Řepka was married for 16 years to Renáta Řepková, with whom he has a daughter Veronika and a son Tomasso. In May 2012, they divorced. In December 2011, he became engaged to a model Vlaďka Erbová. Their son Markus was born on 19 May 2012. The pair married in July 2013, but divorced in 2016.

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