David Lafata

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David Lafata (born 18 September 1981) is a Czech former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Czech footballer

David Lafata

Lafata in 2009
Personal information
Full name David Lafata
Date of birth (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
1989–1992 JZD Olešník
1992–1999 České Budějovice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2005 České Budějovice 109 (27)
2002 Jihlava (loan) 5 (1)
2005–2006 Skoda Xanthi 9 (0)
2006–2007 Jablonec 31 (10)
2007–2008 Austria Wien 36 (6)
2008–2012 Jablonec 130 (78)
2013–2018 Sparta Prague 126 (78)
Total 446 (200)
National team
1996–1997 Czech Republic U15 9 (0)
1997 Czech Republic U16 3 (0)
1998–1999 Czech Republic U17 8 (2)
1999–2000 Czech Republic U18 13 (6)
2001–2002 Czech Republic U20 6 (0)
2002–2003 Czech Republic U21 13 (3)
2006–2016 Czech Republic 41 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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From 1992 until 2005 Lafata played for Czech team SK České Budějovice, with a brief spell at FC Vysočina Jihlava in 2002. The striker then moved to Greek club Skoda Xanthi in July 2005, but returned to the Czech Liga in January 2006. After one year at Jablonec, Lafata was transferred to FK Austria Vienna in January 2007 from where he came back to Jablonec in the spring of 2008. For Austria, he scored a goal in a domestic cup final.[1]

In the 2010–11 season, Lafata was top scorer of the Czech First League with 19 goals.[2]

He continued his good run of form into the 2011–12 season, scoring eleven goals in the first seven games, at the end of the autumn half, he scored eighteen goals in sixteen appearances.[3] In April 2012, Lafata broke the Czech First League season scoring record, notching his 23rd goal of the season.[4] He finished season with 25 goals, being top scorer and setting new record.[citation needed]

In the 2012–13 season, Lafata scored 13 goals in the first 16 games, being top scorer of the league before signing for AC Sparta Prague in the winter break.[5] In March 2014 Lafata scored his 134th goal in the Czech First League, surpassing Horst Siegl as its top all-time scorer.[6] In spring 2013, he scored a goal in the Round of 32 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

At the start of the 2014–15 season, Lafata scored five goals in a 7–0 Champions League qualifying round win over Levadia Tallinn in the home leg in Prague.[7] Continuing his fine form in the Champions League qualifying round, Lafata scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 comeback victory over Malmö FF at home in Prague.[8] In autumn 2015, Lafata was denied at hat-trick (by the Croatian referee) in Europa League match in Greece against Asteras Tripolis.[citation needed] He scored goal in both away and home match against Schalke 04, as Sparta progressed to the knockout stages.[citation needed]

On 30 July 2017, he scored his 200th league goal in a 1–1 draw against city rival Bohemians 1905.[9]

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