Tomáš Repka Profile
Tomas Repka began his professional career with the Czech club AC Sparta Prague in 1991 and quickly established himself as a tough-tackling and aggressive defender. He helped Sparta Prague win four Czech First League titles and was named the Czech Footballer of the Year in 1999.
Repka's success with Sparta Prague earned him a move to Fiorentina in Italy's Serie A in 1998. He played two seasons for Fiorentina before moving to the English Premier League with West Ham United in 2001. Repka quickly became a fan favourite at West Ham with his fearless defending and passionate performances. He played for West Ham for six seasons and helped the club reach the 2006 FA Cup final, where they lost to Liverpool.
However, Repka's career was not without controversy. He was known for his aggressive style of play and was sent off several times during his career. In 2007, Repka was banned for six matches by the Football Association after being found guilty of violent conduct during a match against Arsenal. He was also convicted of fraud in 2019 and sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Despite his controversial moments, Repka remains a popular figure in Czech football. He played 46 times for the Czech national team and was part of the squad that reached the semifinals of Euro 2004. Repka's tough-tackling and passionate performances on the field made him a memorable player, and he will be remembered as one of the most combative defenders of his generation.
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