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Top facts about Tomas Soucek, West Ham midfield star

Sat 03 July 2021 | 19:29

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most curiosity satisfying top facts about Tomas Soucek, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Tomas Soucek is a Czech professional footballer who currently plays in the position of a defensive midfielder for Premier League club

West Ham United

and the Czech Republic national team.

He played for clubs like Slavia Prague, Viktoria Žižkov, Slovan Liberec, West Ham United, before he was transferred on loan to West Ham United in January 2020 and after a while, they made him permanent for a fee of £19.1million. Since joining them he has been a true revelation to such an extent that his form has drawn comparisons with

Marouane Fellaini

.

With his impressive performances so far, West Ham won’t conform to any bids of less than £50 million for Tomas Soucek, as some of Europe’s biggest clubs has been attracted to him.

They want a profit of at least £31 million if they are to sell Soucek, and with Bayern Munich reportedly being attracted, that is a fee that they may eventually achieve.

In terms of his potentials, Soucek blends physicality with good ball control and has given West Ham the dynamism they’d formerly lacked for years. Likewise, his scoring 3 goals in his first-ever international hat-trick against Estonia that occurred just recently is extremely noticeable.

We have come up with some of the most intriguing top facts about Tomas Soucek, in case you are interested to know more about him, you have landed on the right path. It is to be hoped you enjoy reading as much as we did.

Top facts about Tomas Soucek you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most curiosity satisfying top facts about Tomas Soucek, so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Tomas Soucek facts in brief

General information

  • Full name

    : Tomas Soucek

  • Date of Birth

    : February 27, 1995

  • Age

    : 26 years

  • Birth Sign

    : Pisces

  • Birth Country

    : Czech Republic

  • Nationality

    : Czechia

  • Religion

    : NA

  • Ethnicity

    : White 

Physical status

  • Height

    : 1.92 m 

  • Weight

    : 86 kgs 

Personal information

  • Mother

    : lva Souéek

  • Father

    : Franti Sek Soucek

  • Siblings

    : Misa Soucek (Sister)

  • Marital Status

    : Married 

  • Wife

    : Natalia

  • Children

    : Terezk (daughter).

  • Salary

    : $18 thousand 

  • Net Worth

    : $5 Million - $1 Million

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer 

  • Current Club

    : West Ham United

  • Jersey Number

    : 28

  • Position

    : Midfielder

  • Foot

    : Right

Tomas Soucek childhood

Tomas was born to his mother, lva Soucek and his father, Frantisek Soucek in the suburb of the Czechia town of Havlickuv Brod located in the Czech Republic.

Tomas Soucek childhood

was spent growing up with his sister, Misa as he allocated a great majority of his time for playing football.

To be specific his first option was to play football to such an extent that when he went outside, at lunch, dinner, precisely as saying everywhere, he sought the courtesy of his parents to take the ball with him.

Being raised up in an athletic family, he was a head taller than his peers and under the effect of his mom marathon playing, he was also big on running and playing football at a young age.

Apart from sending him to a good school, his parents were obsessed with ensuring that his bubbling energy and passion for running would end up leading him to football.

At the birth of the Millennium, his club career initially was started as he trained in the position of an attacker at local club FC Slovan Havliékuv Brod (2001-2004).

Back then he took huge delight in watching Premier League and Champions League with his father. He used to like players in the same position as him, like Yaya Toure. He was passionately aspired to play in England one day.

When he was 10 years old,

Slavia Prague

coach scouted him but the training was 120 km away from home. In the face of the long-distance, he went to just two training and a match weekly.

It was very tough for his family though, because, for four or five years, they went to Prague by a car four or five times a week. And they had to change workdays when they could. It was hard on their time and their money.

That is why when he began playing in the Czech professional league he tried his utmost to show them that he is very happy with what they did for him and he did everything for them, the best that he could. Of course, he later found a place at the football school to train there regularly.

It was at SK Slavia Praque that most of his football career, almost a decade between 2004 and 2014, was spent developing his skillsets that are assumed to be the pivotal characteristics of his playing style even today.

Then at due time, he clinched a major move to Slavia Prague where he made his league debut and got a taste of first-team football. Yet, he was not able to solidify his position with the first team.

Therefore they started to send him on loan to other clubs like Viktoria Zizkov, though he did not either make that much impact there.

Tomas Soucek professional career

As it was mentioned in the previous section, Tomas Soucek started his youth career with the club of Slavia Prague at the age of 10. He had trials with two second-tier clubs, Frýdek-Místek and

Vlašim

as well, but they did not agree to sign him.

After that when Viktoria Žižkov’s coach, Jindřich Trpišovský watched his play, he was not struck by his ability but was convinced to take him on a loan almost for a free fee.

His league debut was on 8 March 2015 in Viktoria Žižkov's 1–2 Czech National Football League home loss against FC Fastav Zlín. He put away his first league goal on 16 August 2015 in Slavia Prague's 4–0 home win against FC Vysočina Jihlava.

Eventually, he broke into the Slavia Prague first team in 2015 and featured in 29 out of 30 league matches in the 2015–16 Czech First League for them.

Yet, in the 2016–17 season, he lost his first-team position when

Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui

arrived, therefore he managed to play just 93 minutes in three months between September and December 2016. After that, he went on loan to Slovan Liberec during the winter transfer window.

On 9 May 2018, as he featured in the Slavia Prague team, they won the 2017–18 Czech Cup final against

Jablonec

. In the 2018–19 season, he managed to win the domestic double with Slavia Prague and was granted the Czech First League Player of the Year award.

Then on 17 June 2019, he promoted his deal with Slavia Prague until 2024. But on 29 January 2020, he then joined Premier League side West Ham United on an initial loan contract until the end of the 2019–20 season, with an option of making the transfer permanent in the summer.

On 1 July, he put away his first goal for West Ham in a 3–2 win against

Chelsea

, having had a goal disallowed earlier in the same half by VAR. In West Ham's following league match that was ended up in a 2–2 away draw against Newcastle United, he netted one of the two goals.

Then West Ham confirmed the permanent signing of Souček on 24 July 2020 on a four-year contract, reportedly for a fee of around €21 million (£19 million).

Likewise in August 2020, he was granted the Czech Golden Ball and on 1 January 2021, he put away the first Premier League goal of 2021 while West Ham beat

Everton

1–0 at Goodison Park.

During the added time in a match against

Fulham

on 6 February, he was controversially sent off upon review after VAR appeared to show him strike Aleksandar Mitrović in the face; referee Mike Dean's decision was reproached by his teammates, manager David Moyes and some of the pundits though, who protested Souček's innocence.

Hence, West Ham launched an appeal to have the decision overturned in the aftermath and finally on 8 February, the red card was rescinded.

At the international level, after he represented the Czech Republic in several youth categories, his debut for the senior side occurred on 15 November 2016 in a friendly match against Denmark.

Then his competitive debut was on 10 June 2017, in Czech Republic's 1–1 away draw against Norway in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Besides he featured in all three games of the Czech Republic under-21 team in the 2017 UEFA Under-21 Championship.

Most amazingly of all, on 24 March 2021, he scored a hat-trick in a 6–2 World Cup qualifying win against Estonia putting away three outstanding goals.

In addition, his hard work saw him become a key figure at Euro 2020 especially in their victory over the Netherlands while he also participated in 4 games of the tournament playing a total of 360 minutes for the Czech Republic so far.

Tomas Soucek family

Concerning

top facts about Tomas Soucek

and delving into his family life, one can suggest that Soucek owes his success to his sporting family as he once called them his biggest inspiration.

His father was a former goalkeeper and took Soucek to his first training session as he coached the team. He has had an indelible impression on his son's life since he ignited the passion of the game in his son.

He has done this by making his then less than five-year-old Tomas play with older boys, and that led him to develop the same character that he possesses today.

Among

top facts about Tomas Soucek

it is fascinating to mention that his mother, Iva Soucek has a rich pedigree in athletics as a professional marathon runner.

She initially played handball and her aunt played football too. In the last 15 years, she has taken up long-distance running and has managed to complete numerous half and full marathons.

Soucek used to accompany her on forest runs as a youngster and, sometimes, he still does in pre-season to build up his fitness and credits his stamina to her, though he does not like too much kilometres in a row in the same intensity.

He highly exalted both of them for driving him for training since apart from their athleticism they were also busy with their jobs, in as much as her mum profession is said to be an accountant, and his dad job is indicated to be a bathroom company manager.

Therefore he could never forget the sacrifices they made to juggle their workloads to keep his dream of being a footballer alive. So he also strived arduously to meet their expectations. Soucek is not the only child of his parents as he has a sister named Michaela as well.

Tomas Soucek personal life

If we provide you some further insight into

top facts about Tomas Soucek

, it is notable to indicate that he has a happy marital relationship with his girlfriend Natalia.

Although it is not known when exactly they began dating, it is assumed that they have been together many years before his move to West Ham. They are also blessed with a sweet daughter called Terezka.

Soucek so passionately loves his girlfriend and daughter to such an extent that he tries his utmost to consider their interests whenever he makes important career decisions.

But apart from his football profession, off the pitch he has a unanimous and likeable personality while he is also emotionally driven, grounded and creative.

Besides, he took huge delight in engaging himself in activities and hobbies like listening to music, swimming, travelling to see monkeys and spending enough time with family and friends.

Tomas Soucek net worth and social media

If we take top facts about Tomas Soucek into account we would notify you that he got contracted a 4 year deal with the West Ham United F.C. for a fee of £14,000,000 including an annual average salary of £3,500,000.

Tomas Soucek is assumed to be among the richest Czechia Association Football Player. And reportedly

Tomas Soucek net worth

is estimated to be between $1 Million - $ 5 Million.

He has gradually built his wealth over the years while his primary income source comes from his football Profession. In addition to that, he earns a lot of money from other sources like business or endorsements as well.

In regard to top facts about

Tomas Soucek social media

, one can suggest that he is active on Instagram racking up around 172 thousand followers as his posts are primarily concerned about his football career and his personal life issues.

Tomas Soucek Potentials

Tomas Soucek is revered to be an energetic box-to-box midfielder with both defensive and attacking qualities. He has been recognized for his strong physical presence in light of his 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) frame as well.

Because of his heading ability from set-pieces, he was likened to Marouane Fellaini by José Mourinho. He has a crucial attribute of circulating the passes accurately and precisely.

Another feature of Souček’s game that is noticeably different from his teammates is his passing length. It is self-evident that the deep-lying midfielders or the defensive midfielders are outside of the quartiles in the first quadrant.

So he managed to find himself in the good company of defensive midfielders. In addition to the short passes he makes to build up the play, he has an eyes for players making runs or the forwards dropping deep to feed them with passes.

Although he doesn’t indulge much in risky passes he prefers to build up with short passes or occasional long balls to disturb the opponents.

He is spectacular when it comes to defensive aspects of the game to such an extent that a divergent attacking dimension of a defensive midfielder doesn’t impede his defensive performance. Literally, he is a quality defender. 

 

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