Vladimír Šmicer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈʃmɪtsɛr], born 24 May 1973) is a Czech former footballer who played as a midfielder. Šmicer was a devout player of Slavia Prague, the only Czech club he ever played for. He also notably played for Lens in France, with whom he won the Ligue 1 title. In 1999, Šmicer moved to England where he played for Liverpool, winning multiple honours. He is perhaps best remembered at Liverpool for his long-range goal in the 2005 Champions League Final.
Internationally, Šmicer played once for the Representation of Czechs and Slovaks team and 80 times for the Czech Republic. He retired from professional football in 2009.Close