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Pavel Nedved Comes Out Of Retirement At 45 To Help Hometown Club

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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Despite currently occupying the role of vice-president at Juventus, legendary Czech Republic midfielder Pavel Nedved is set to return to club football for the first time since his retirement in 2009.

The 45-year-old put pen to paper on a deal with FK Skalna, an amateur club near the German boarder with whom Nedved started his football journey at the age of five.

Incredibly, he will play alongside his son when he eventually makes his debut which the club admitted had not yet been determined - due to his commitments in Turin - in a Facebook post confirming his signing.


We love stories like this, retired pros who still have the itch to play and also help out a club that helped them in the past. The blonde bombshell is following in the footsteps of Ludovic Giuly, Rivaldo, and of course, Lee Trundle in that regard.

Needless to say our coverage of amateur football in the Czech Republic is set to increase by 100% whenever he does return, as Pavel Nedved is one of those universally respected former players that everybody has fond memories of watching.

He does has a Ballon D'Or in his trophy cabinet at home, but his effectiveness in the classic Pro Evolution Socer games also has a role to play in his hero status.


We wish him well, hopefully we get to see him blast a few in with that devastating left peg in the near future.


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