Pavel Srníček, Czech professional footballer, Died at 47


Pavel Srníček was born on March 10, 1968, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia and died on December 29, 2015.

He was a Czech professional footballer.

His position was goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United.

Pavel also repesented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava.

When he retired, he continued to work as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Pavel played internationally for the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2001, earning a total of 49 caps.

Srníček was part of their squad that came runners-up at UEFA Euro 1996 games.

He was their first-choice goalkeeper when they came third at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and contested UEFA Euro 2000.

Pavel Srníček had a cardiac arrest while out jogging on December 20, 2015, and was put into an induced coma at a hospital in his native Ostrava.

His death came nine days later, when his life support was turned off due to irreversible brain damage.

Pavel Srníček passed away at 47 yrs old