Where is Vladimir Smicer now?
An important member of Liverpool’s Champion’s League winning team, scoring a goal and converting a penalty in the final, Vladimir Smicer retired from playing in 2009 after returning to his first club Slavia Prague.
Playing professionally for 17 years he finished his career having made over 400 first-team appearances for four clubs winning the Czech league three times, the FA Cup, the League Cup twice, the UEFA Cup and Champions League with Liverpool as well as the French League Cup with Bordeaux.
He was also an important player for the Czech national side winning 80 caps, scoring 27 goals and representing them at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 UEFA European Championships.
Upon retiring from playing he joined the national side as sports manager until leaving in 2013 when his contract wasn’t renewed after the national side failed to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
After a spell coaching at Slavia Plague, Smicer unsuccessfully ran as a political candidate for Czech party Vize 2014 whose manifesto focused on battling child obesity in the country.
Now living in Prague, a five minute walk from close friend and former team-mate Patrik Berger, Smicer has recently opened a hotel in the city called the Dancing House Hotel.
He also represents the Liverpool legends teams in exhibition games across the world and works as a club ambassador.
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Vladimir Smicer: Premier League Statistics
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Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com