Football legend Pavel Nedvěd to appear in match for hometown club

Retired Czech football legend Pavel Nedvěd will join the ranks of small hometown club Skalná 1.B in a match which could see up to 2,500 visitors, far more than the 115 people who saw the team’s last outing (8:1 against Hazlov), news site idnes.cz reported Friday.

Nedvěd was European Footballer of the Year in 2003 and is the former captain of the Czech national squad and most famously played for Juventus and Lazio before that.

He was also part of the Czech squad that finished second at Euro ’96, losing in the final to Germany.

FK Skalná head Miroslav Balej confirmed that Nedvěd had registered with the team. Also registered with the club is the player’s son, Pavel Nedvěd, jr. The match, against Královský Poříčí B, takes place on June 2.