Sparta’s Lafata set for retirement after scoring nearly 200 league goals

The captain of Sparta Prague football club, David Lafata, has announced that he is retiring at the end of this season, the club said in a statement on its website. The striker, who is 36, is currently the top scorer in the Czech top flight with 198 goals.

Lafata said he would like to say goodbye to fans at Sparta’s last home game of the season against Olomouc on May 19. The veteran player picked up 41 caps for the Czech national team, finding the net nine times.