Player Profile

Vladimr Coufal

Vladimr Coufal

West Ham United Defender

Nationality :Czech
Date Of Birth :22 August, 1992
Height :5 feet 10 inches
Weight :76kg

Vladimir Coufal is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club West Ham United and the Czech Republic national team. He has previously played for Bílovec, Hlučín, Opava, Slovan Liberec, and Slavia Prague.

QUICK FACTS

Full nameVladimír Coufal 
Date of birth22 August 1992 (age 31)
Place of birthLudgeřovice, Czechoslovakia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 
Position(s)Right back

Vladimr Coufal Biography, EarlyLife

Vladimr Coufal was born on 22 August 1992, in Ludgeřovice, Czechoslovakia. His age is 31 years old as of 2023. He has not revealed anything about his family and early life in the media.

Vladimr Coufal Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Vladimr Coufal’s Height, And Weight

Vladimr Coufal has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 76 kg.

Career

Coufal began his career at local club Baník Ostrava, playing in the club’s academy, before being released at the age of 17 as he was considered to be too small. In 2009, following his release from Baník Ostrava, Coufal joined amateur club ŠSK Bílovec. He believed Baník had destroyed his opportunity to become a professional footballer and described his time with Bílovec as playing “with 40-year-old men. These guys played for sausages and beer after the game, just to drink after work”.

Hlučín

Coufal began his professional career with Hlučín, making his debut against Dukla Prague in September 2010 in 2. Liga just after his 18th birthday. During the 2010–11 season, Coufal made 14 appearances for the club.

Opava (loan)

Coufal spent the 2011–12 season on loan with 2. Liga club Opava where he made 13 appearances and scored one goal for the club.

Slovan Liberec

After impressing in the second division with Hlučín and Opava, Coufal was signed by Czech First League club Slovan Liberec in 2012, following a trial with Sparta Prague, who saw Coufal as a replacement for the outgoing Ondřej Kušnír, who had joined Liberec himself in the summer of 2012. Despite playing for Sparta Prague in a pre-season friendly against Viktoria Žižkov, Sparta opted to sign Pablo Gil over Coufal.

During his first season with Liberec, Coufal played in ten league games. In his second season with the team, the 2013–14 season, Coufal became a regular for the team featuring in 21 matches. Over the next three seasons, Coufal played consistently, making 57 league appearances, with a further 8 cup appearances, for Liberec.

Coufal’s last season for Liberec was arguably his most impressive. He made 30 appearances for the club and scored two goals, these performances also earned him a call-up and debut to the Czech national team. Coufal was with the Slovan Liberec for six seasons, making more than 150 appearances and playing in the team that won the Czech Cup in 2015. During Coufal’s time at Liberec, he was made club captain.

SK Slavia Prague

Coufal’s impressive displays at Slovan Liberec earned him a move to one of the Czech Republic’s largest clubs, Slavia Prague, following protracted interest from rivals Sparta Prague. On 1 July 2018, Coufal joined Slavia Prague on a three-year contract, for a reported fee of 18 million Kč. Upon his move to Slavia Prague, Coufal was reunited with manager Jindřich Trpišovský, with whom he played at Slovan Liberec.

During the 2018–19 season, Coufal made 28 appearances for the Slavia Prague, scoring 3 goals and helping lead the team to the Czech First League title. The next season, during the 2019–20 campaign, he made a further 32 appearances and scored another three goals in a season that was suspended for two months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this season, Coufal and Slavia Prague retained the Czech First League title. During the 2020–21 season, Coufal made 5 appearances for Slavia Prague before transferring to West Ham United and the Premier League, playing his last game for the club in a 4–1 UEFA Champions League qualification loss against Danish club Midtjylland.

West Ham United

On 2 October 2020, Coufal joined West Ham United for a fee of £5.4 million, signing a three-year deal, reuniting with fellow Czech and former Slavia Prague teammate Tomáš Souček, following interest from fellow Premier League clubs Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton. He made his West Ham debut in a 3–0 win against Leicester City on 4 October 2020. Coufal created seven assists for West Ham during his first season in English football, one behind Aaron Cresswell. The pair created more assists than any other Premier League full-back duo in the 2020–21 season. Coufal finished runner-up in West Ham’s Hammer of the Year award for the 2020–21 season, behind compatriot Souček.

International career

In 2014, Coufal made two appearances for the Czech Republic under-21 side.

He made his debut for the Czech Republic national team on 11 November 2017 in a friendly against Qatar. On 4 September 2020, Coufal scored his first goal for the Czech Republic, scoring the opening goal in a 3–1 UEFA Nations League group game against neighboring Slovakia. He was a member of the Czech Republic squad for Euro 2020 which was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Denmark. On 16 November 2021, Coufal captained the Czech Republic for the first time, in a 2–0 World Cup qualification game against Estonia.

Vladimr Coufal’s Net Worth

As a football player, he probably has earned a good amount of money. However, there is no information regarding his net worth and salary. However, his current market value is €9.00m.

Vladimr Coufal’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

FAQ

What is the net worth of Vladimr Coufal?

His net worth is 1 to 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Vladimr Coufal?

His height is 5 feet 10 inches.

What is the age of Vladimr Coufal?

His age is 31 years as of 2023.

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