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Jan Polák

Polák playing for the Czech national team
Personal information
Full nameJan Polák
Date of birth14 March 1981(age 35)
Place of birthBrno, Czechoslovakia
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubVfL Wolfsburg
Number29

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Jan Polák (born 14 March 1981 in Brno) is a Czech international footballer. He currently plays for the German team Wolfsburg.

In his younger days he played for 1. FC Brno and Tatran Bohunice. Formerly a member of the Czech national under-21 side, Polák, alongside players like Petr Čech and Milan Baroš, was a part of the team which won the European Under-21 Football Championship in 2002. He also holds the record for the most appearances for the Czech Republic under-21 team.

In 2005 he was transferred from the Czech Premier League team FC Slovan Liberec for a fee of -1,500,000 to the Bundesliga side 1. FC Nuremberg. In the same year he played for the first time under Czech national coach Karel Brückner.

On 3 August 2007 Anderlecht bought Polák. He was given number 8. The Czech international reportedly cost -3.5 million. He is the second most expensive transfer in Anderlecht's history, as well as one of the highest paid players in Belgian football. He is Anderlecht's box-to-box midfielder playing a crucial role in their 2007 08 Jupiler League season and the UEFA Cup 2007-08.


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