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Petr Rada

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Date of birth21 August 1958(age 58)
Place of birthPrague, Czechoslovakia
Playing positionDefender

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Petr Rada (born 21 August 1958) is a Czech football coach, currently in charge of FK Teplice. He previously coached the Czech Republic national team.

Before being named national team manager in July 2008, Rada worked as an assistant for then national team coach Karel Brückner from 2006 to 2008, and also as an assistant to Jozef Chovanec from 1998 to 2001 when Chovanec was manager of the Czech national team. Rada has also been head manager of Czech clubs FK Teplice (on two separate occasions), FC Viktoria Plzeň, and FK Jablonec 97.

In his playing days, Rada was a defender, who starred for Dukla Prague for nine years, from 1979 to 1988. He won the Czechoslovak First League with them in 1979 and 1982. Rada also made eleven appearances for his national team, Czechoslovakia.

On 8 April 2009, he was sacked as coach of the Czech Republic national team after the team won just two of their six qualification matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

He returned to coaching on 26 October 2010 as the new coach of FC Slovan Liberec. In June 2011, it was announced he was returning to coach FK Teplice for his second spell.

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