Pavel Nedvěd

Pavel Nedvěd, born on 30 August 1972, is a Czech retired footballer who played as a midfielder as well as centre mid-fielder and side mid-fielder. At present, he is the vice chairman of the board of directors at Juventus, appointed on 3, October, 2015.

Nedvěd has played his first match for Dukla Prague on 28 October 1991. He then transferred to Sparta Prague in 1992. By the way, Dukla Prague and Sparta Prague are two football clubs in the Czech Republic. In 1994, Nedvěd received his first call up to the Czech Republic national team. His performance at UEFA Euro 1996 included a goal in the group stage against Italy, which attracted attention. He moved from Sparta Prague to Italian Serie A club Lazio. Finally, he played for Juventus in July 2001 for 75 billion lire. At Juventus, he replaced Zinedine Zidane, who had transferred to Real Madrid that summer. After that, he would put on different Italy football shirts to fight for the club.

Nedvěd announced that he would hang up his boots in 2009 after a 19-year professional career. His football career has received a lot of attention. He is known for his sheer physicality and toughness. In addition, as a tenacious and consistent two-footed player, he has excellent crossing ability with his left foot, as well as his ability to cut inside and shoot with his right foot.

On September 3, 2015, Nedvěd, together with President Milos Zeman, visited China and attended the military parade commemorating 70th anniversary of the victories of War of Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japan and the World Anti-Fascist War. Next day, President Xi Jinpeng met Milos Zeman and Nedvěd in the Great Hall of the People.

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