Player Details

Name

Tomáš Vaclík

Height

6' 2"

Weight

187 lbs

Date of Birth

3.29.1989 (34)

Birthplace

Ostrava, Czechia

Position

Goalkeeper

Position Detail

Goalkeeper

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
Career Summary

Updated November 13, 2023

TOMÁŠ VACLÍK AT A GLANCE:

  • Czech goalkeeper owns over 550 appearances for club and country across his 16-year professional career spanning six countries.
  • Capped 54 times by the Czechia National Team, including starting all five matches at the 2020 UEFA European Championships.
  • Named Czech Footballer of the Year in 2018.
  • Helped Sevilla win the 2020 UEFA Europa League title.
  • Five-time domestic league champion, helping Sparta Prague, FC Basel, and Olympiacos all claim top flight championships.
  • Most recently suited up for Huddersfield Town of the English Championship, making 13 appearances during the 2022-23 campaign.

MLS CAREER: Signed with New England as a free agent on August 26, 2023…Did not see game action during first season.

2023: Signed with New England as a free agent on August 26, 2023…Did not appear in any matches during first season with the club…(10/7) at ORL: Made the matchday roster for the first time.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Owns over 500 professional appearances over his 16-year career…Signed first professional contract with MFK Vítkovice of the Czech second division after developing in the club’s academy…Made 52 appearances over parts of four seasons with Vítkovice, collecting seven shutouts…Transferred to Viktoria Žižkov in 2010, recording 11 shutouts over 40 appearances…Moved to Sparta Prague in January 2012…Allowed 77 goals over 94 matches across all competitions with Sparta Prague, keeping 37 clean sheets…Won the Czech First League title in 2013-14…Transferred to Swiss side FC Basel in May 2014, making 169 appearances over four seasons with 58 clean sheets…Won three Swiss Super League titles with FC Basel, adding the 2017 Swiss Cup to complete a domestic double…Signed with Spanish side Sevilla FC in July 2018, making 94 appearances with 34 shutouts…Helped Sevilla claim the 2020 UEFA Europa League title…Moved to Greek side Olympiacos FC in July 2021, logging 57 appearances with 19 clean sheets…Claimed the 2021-22 Greek Super League title with Olympiacos…Signed a six-month contract with Huddersfield Town in the EFL Championship in January 2023, appearing in 13 matches for the Terriers and collecting three clean sheets

Huddersfield Town (ENG): Signed a six-month contract with Huddersfield Town in the EFL Championship in January 2023, appearing in 13 matches for the Terriers and collecting three clean sheets…Debuted on February 4, 2023 against Queens Park Rangers…Earned late season victories over Millwall, Middlesbrough, and Watford to lift Huddersfield out of the relegation zone.

Olympiacos (GRE): Moved to Greek side Olympiacos FC in July 2021, logging 57 appearances with 19 clean sheets…Claimed the 2021-22 Greek Super League title with Olympiacos…Notched 25 starts in his first Greek Super League campaign, with seven additional appearances in the SL1 Playoffs, recording a combined 13 shutouts…Helped Olympiacos reach the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League knockout round, making 10 appearances in the competition…Made club debut on August 19, 2021 with a clean sheet performance against Slovan Bratislava in Europa League Qualifying…Saw first league action on September 12, 2021 with a scoreless draw against Atromitos…Went 19-1-5 in regular season action…In second campaign with the club, made five league starts and eight additional appearances in continental competitions…Helped Olympiacos qualify for the UEFA Europa League with shootout victories over Slovan Bratislava and Apollon Limassol in qualifying…Suffered a shoulder injury in September and missed the remainder of 2022.

Sevilla (ESP): Signed with Spanish side Sevilla FC in July 2018, making 94 appearances with 34 shutouts…In first season, made 33 appearances in LaLiga with eight clean sheets…Made club debut in UEFA Europa League Qualifying on July 26, 2018 against Újpest FC…Went 5-0-0 with five clean sheets in Europa League Qualifying…Made LaLiga debut on August 19, 2018 at Rayo Vallecano, earning a 4-1 victory…Led Sevilla to the Europa League Round of 16 before falling to Slavia Prague…Started 33 matches in 2019-20 LaLiga season, registering 14 clean sheets and 31 goals against…Also appeared in two Copa del Rey matches and two UEFA Europa League matches…Helped Sevilla claim the 2020 UEFA Europa League title…In final season with Sevilla, made five LaLiga starts, with two additional matches in the UEFA Champions League…Started an captained the squad in the second leg of the 2021 Copa del Rey Semifinals…Made final appearance for the club in the last game of the 2020-21 LaLiga season against Alaves, earning a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory.

FC Basel (SUI): Transferred to Swiss side FC Basel in May 2014, making 169 appearances over four seasons with 58 clean sheets…Won three Swiss Super League titles with FC Basel, adding the 2017 Swiss Cup to complete a domestic double…Made 32 league appearances in first season, with 11 shutouts, along with eight starts in UEFA Champions League play…Won the 2014-15 Swiss Super League title…Made Basel debut on July 19, 2014 at FC Aarau, earning a 2-1 victory…Helped Basel reach the Champions League Round of 16…In 2015-16, earned 30 league appearances with 11 shutouts en route to a Swiss Super League title…Added 11 appearances in continental competitions…Led Basel to the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 before falling to Sevilla…Made 34 appearances in 2016-17, winning third straight Swiss Super League title with 12 clean sheets…Added three Swiss Cup appearances, leading Basel to the tournament title, and six Champions League starts…Kept a clean sheet in the 2017 Swiss Cup Final on May 25, 2017 against FC Sion…Made career high 36 appearances in 2017-18 season, notching 12 shutouts…Also started in eight Champions League matches along with an additional Swiss Cup appearance.

Sparta Prague (CZE): Moved to Sparta Prague in January 2012…Allowed 77 goals over 94 matches across all competitions with Sparta Prague, keeping 37 clean sheets…In first season, logged 16 appearances across all competitions and an additional appearance for the Sparta Prague reserve side...Made Sparta debut on March 9, 2012 with a 2-0 victory over his former club, Viktoria Žižkov…Recorded five shutouts in league play during first season…In first full campaign with Sparta in 2012-13, made 30 league appearances with 11 additional matches in UEFA Europa League play…Collected 13 clean sheets with only 23 goals allowed in 2012-13 Czech First League play…Led Sparta to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 before a 2-1 aggregate loss to Chelsea FC…Won the Czech First League title in 2013-14, notching 14 shutouts and conceding 19 goals in 30 appearances…Started five matches in MOL Cup play, helping Sparta claim the domestic crown with a 2-1 shootout win over Viktoria Plzen in the final.

Viktoria Žižkov (CZE): Transferred to Viktoria Žižkov in 2010, recording 11 shutouts over 40 appearances…In first season, collected nine clean sheets in 24 appearances to help win promotion for the club…Made club debut on August 1, 2010 against Graffin Vlasim…Notched first victory and clean sheet for Žižkov on August 8, 2010 at 1.SC Znojmo….Made 16 appearances in second season, his first at the top flight level, prior to a January transfer, recording two shutouts.

MFK Vítkovice (CZE): Signed first professional contract with MFK Vítkovice of the Czech second division after developing in the club’s academy…Made 52 appearances over parts of four seasons with Vítkovice, collecting seven shutouts…In final season with club, made 19 appearances with three shutouts.

NATIONAL TEAM CAREER (CZECHIA): Capped 54 times by the Czechia National Team since making international debut in 2012…Made senior international debut on November 14, 2012, starting and playing 90 minutes in a friendly against Slovakia and recording a clean sheet…Returned to national team after an 18-month absence, starting in a friendly at Finland on May 21, 2014…Made competitive debut for Czechia in a 2016 UEFA Euros qualifier against Turkey on October 10, 2015…Named to the Czechia squad for the 2016 UEFA European Championships but did not make an appearance at the tournament…Earned starting role for Czechia during the 2018 UEFA World Cup Qualifying campaign…Started three matches in UEFA Nations League B play in 2018…Won five of his six starts in 2020 UEFA Euros Qualifying, helping Czechia earn a spot in the tournament…Won four of his five starts in 2020 UEFA Nations League B play, helping earn promotion…Named to the roster for the 2020 UEFA European Championships, starting all five games for Czechia en route to a quarterfinals appearance…Guided Czechia to a 2022 UEFA World Cup Qualification Playoff spot…Played all 120 minutes in the World Cup Qualification Playoff loss to Sweden…Started four of six matches during Czechia’s 2022 UEFA Nations League A campaign…Latest cap came on June 20, 2023 in a 4-1 victory over Montenegro…Owns 30 additional caps for Czechia at various youth levels, including 17 appearance for the Czechia U-21 side…Named starter for Czechia at 2011 UEFA U-21 European Championships, guiding the squad to a fourth place finish.

PERSONAL: Full name is Tomáš Vaclík…Nickname is Vacloš…Born March 29, 1998…Began playing at age six with his brother, Riša, in Frýdek-Místek, Czechia…Moved to Vítkovice at age 10 to begin training with the club’s academy…Married to Martina Vaclíkova, with two daughters, Nicole and Melissa.