Former Arsenal midfielder Rosicky ends professional career

Tomas Rosicky
Tomas Rosicky (Photo Credit: ESPNFC)

Former Arsenal midfielder and Czech national side playmaker, Tomas Rosicky, ended his professional football career on Wednesday after years of injuries often kept him off the pitch.

Mr. Rosicky, 37, came through at Sparta Prague, where he is now also finishing his playing days.

He moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2001 and to Arsenal in 2006 where he played for a decade.

Mr. Rosicky, dubbed “Little Mozart’’ for his playmaking abilities, started 105 games for the national team, making him the third most-capped player in the country’s history.

His career, though, has often been plagued by injury, limiting his playing time especially in recent years.

“My body was telling me for a long time that it does not want (to do it) anymore,” he told a news conference.

“I will probably have nothing to offer my team mates and Sparta.”

“I lived through beautiful moments, but unfortunately also terribly negative ones,” he added.

“Without even thinking about, I will immediately do it again.”

Mr. Rosicky won a Bundesliga title with Dortmund and two FA Cups with Arsenal, for whom he appeared in 246 games and scored 28 goals.

He returned to Sparta Prague in 2016 and appeared 12 times for the side.



Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.