9Sparta Pragueforward08.01.1997 (27 years)height 184weight 80tags.nationality Czechia
Club season 2023/2024


Birthplace: Liberec, Czechia
Career: Sparta Prague (Transfer, €2.5 m, 26.06.2022) Sparta Prague ... Slavia PrahaShow more
Career goals: 96Show more
Career matches: 269Show more

Written by Martin Vait (Denik Sport) for the Guardian’s Experts’ Network:

"I wanted to do a celebration which I'm not worthy of," he said rather characteristically after re-enacting the famous Haaland meditation pose, having scored against Banik Ostrava. There definitely is only one Jan Kuchta. The one that's able to get himself in trouble anytime, but people always seem able to forgive him because he's going to run his heart out for his team. A reliable goalscorer, he has dropped deeper this season to play a Harry Kane-esque 9-and-a-half role, feeding his wingers. He's almost always on the move - and not just on the pitch itself. Jan Kuchta is the only player in history who was signed by both Slavia and Sparta twice. Never shies away from telling people what he thinks and feels - and sometimes burns bridges on the way. Like that time when everyone thought he'd be going back to Slavia but ended up at Sparta instead. "Who is Jan Kuchta?" the Slavia boss Jaroslav Tvrdik asked mischievously. "Time will tell if he made the right choice," added Trpisovsky, the coach. "I think time spoke volumes," said Kuchta after lifting the title last May. He also runs an eco farm in a quiet protected area called Cesky raj (Czech paradise).