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Jan Stejskal

Personal information
Full nameJan Stejskal
Date of birth15 January 1962(age 55)
Place of birthBrno, Czechoslovakia
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Jan Stejskal (born 15 January 1962) is a retired Czech football goalkeeper. He played for Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, for both he played a total of 31 matches, participating in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

In his native country he played for Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague. He also had a successful spell at Queens Park Rangers from 1990 to 1994. He was one of only 13 foreign players to play on the opening weekend of the FA Premier League along with Peter Schmeichel, Andrei Kanchelskis, Robert Warzycha, Roland Nilsson, Eric Cantona, Hans Segers, John Faxe Jensen, Anders Limpar, Gunnar Halle, Craig Forrest, Michel Vonk and Ronnie Rosenthal.

Stejskal was a very tall commanding goalkeeper with a sound trade, but his language problem let him down from time to time. His QPR days were marred by this but he will still go down in history as one of the best keepers QPR ever had.

After ending his career, he works as a goalkeeping coach for both Sparta Prague and the Czech Republic national football team. He ended this in 2008 as his commitment to Sparta proved too great.

Stejskal is also a qualified mechanic, a trade learned whilst serving on national duty for the former Czechoslovakia.

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