Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek died on 29 December 2015 at Ostrava, Czech Republic. He was 47.
Srnicek passed away nine days after suffering cardiac arrest.
About Pavel Srnicek
• Srnicek played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007 mainly for Newcastle United.
• He also represented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England.
• He also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in Czech Republic for Banik Ostrava.
He played internationally for the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2001, earning a total of 49 caps.
• He was part of Czech Republic’s squad that came runners-up at UEFA Euro 96. He was squad’s first-choice goalkeeper when they came third at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and contested UEFA Euro 2000.
• He retired from international football in November 2001, following his nation’s failure to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
• After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.