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Encyclopedia > Patrik Berger
Patrik Berger Flag of Czech Republic
Personal information
Full name Patrik Berger
Date of birth November 10, 1973 (1973-11-10) (age 33)
Place of birth    Prague, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of England Aston Villa
Youth clubs
1989-1991 Flag of Czech Republic Sparta Prague
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991-1995
1995-1996
1996-2003
2003-2005
2005-
2006
Flag of Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund
Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of England Portsmouth
Flag of England Aston Villa
Flag of EnglandStoke City (loan)
089 (24)
025 0(4)
148 (28)
052 0(8)
021 0(2)
007 0(0)   
National team2
1993-? Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 040 (18)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 21:46, 16 May 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 26 July 2006.
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Patrik Berger (born 10 November 1973 in Prague) is a Czech football player. He is currently a midfielder for English Premiership team Aston Villa, having signed from Portsmouth on a free transfer on 1 June 2005. is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Portsmouth Football Club are an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Patrik Berger began his career as junior with Sparta Prague in 1989 then he moved to the city rival Slavia Prague in 1991/92, and moved to Borussia Dortmund in 1995/96, with whom he won the Bundesliga title that year. After impressive displays for the Czech Republic side in Euro 96 he was signed by Liverpool for £3.25 million. AC Sparta Praha (English: Sparta Prague) is the most popular and most successful Czech football club and one of the most successful clubs in Central and Eastern Europe. ... Slavia Praha redirects here; for the ice hockey team, see HC Slavia Praha. ... BV Borussia Dortmund is a German football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the most successful clubs in German football. ... The official Bundesliga logo. ... The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ...


Berger was impressive when he played for Liverpool, but over the next few years struggled with injuries, meaning he was in and out of the side. He kept his place when fit in both his club and national side, but only made one appearance in Euro 2000, having been suspended after being sent off in a qualifier against the Faroe Islands. The 2000 UEFA UEFA European Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Championship, which is held every four years and organised by UEFA, footballs governing body in Europe. ... Misconduct in football (soccer) is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal) in accordance with Law 12 the Laws of the Game. ...


Berger picked up a serious knee injury during the 2000-01 season and had to fly to the United States for an operation by the renowned Dr. Richard Steadman. He made a return at the end of March in time to pick up a UEFA Cup winners' medal at the end of the campaign. His season was again disrupted by injuries in the 2001/02 campaign, but he played a far bigger part than in the previous campaign. Dr. Richard Steadman is a world renowned knee specialist surgeon practising in Vail, Colorado; and Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas // Biography Born in Texas, Steadman received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, while also playing football for Bear Bryant. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...


However, recurring injuries meant in the 2002-03 season Berger rarely featured, playing in just four games. At the end of that season his contract expired and he moved on a free transfer to Portsmouth[1], having played 196 games for Liverpool, scoring 35 goals in the process. Portsmouth Football Club are an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ...


He made his first appearance for Pompey on the opening day of the club's debut Premiership season in a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa, scoring the second goal. However, in February 2004, he was forced to undergo an operation upon his knee forcing him to miss the rest of the season. His performances at the start of the 2004-2005 season indicated that a return to his best form might be on the cards. Aston Villa redirects here. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ...


However he was released by Portsmouth in June 2005 and joined Aston Villa on a 2 year deal. He has been hampered by injury during his Villa career, only making 9 league appearances. In November 2006 he was loaned to Stoke City in order to gain fitness[2], with some reports suggesting that the player had fallen out with manager Martin O'Neill over playing in the reserve side. Since his loan spell, Berger has had a good spell of fitness and has begun to show flashes of what he is capable of, regularly being a huge influence on the pitch. On April 7, Berger scored his first goal in two years against Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 victory, with fans and pundits alike praising his performance. Berger scored again on May 5 in the penultimate game of the season against Sheffield United. Stoke City Football Club (originally called Stoke Ramblers then later known as Stoke Football Club until 1926) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England where they play in the Football League Championship. ... Martin Hugh Michael ONeill, OBE, (born March 1, 1952 in Kilrea, Northern Ireland) is a former Northern Ireland national football team captain who has previously managed Leicester City and Celtic and is currently manager of Aston Villa. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Blackburn Rovers is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... Sheffield United F.C. are a football club in The Football League. ...


On May 28, 2007, Berger agreed to sign a one-year contract extension with Aston Villa. He will sign the deal when he returns for pre-season training in July[3]. May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Honours As Player

Borussia Dortmund

  • German Super Cup (1995)
  • German League Champions (Bundesliga) (1995-96)

Liverpool

  • F.A Cup (2001)
  • League Cup (2001, 2003)
  • Uefa Cup (2001)
  • Charity Shield (2001)
  • European Super Cup (2001)

Reference

  1. ^ Berger signs for Portsmouth
  2. ^ Stoke complete Berger loan swoop
  3. ^ Berger agrees to stay with Villa

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Patrik Berger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (397 words)
Patrik Berger began his career as junior with Sparta Prague in 1989 then he moved to the city rival Slavia Prague in 1991/92, and moved to Borussia Dortmund in 1995/96, with whom he won the Bundesliga title that year.
Berger was impressive when he played for Liverpool, but over the next few years struggled with injuries, meaning he was in and out of the side.
Berger picked up a serious knee injury during the 2000/01 season and had to fly to the United States for an operation by the renowned Dr. Richard Steadman.
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