Shoots
Right
Signed
29/01/2020
Height
192 cm
Born
27/02/1995
Debut
01/02/2020
Debut Fixture
West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion (Sat, 01/02/2020 - 15:00)
Nationality
Czech Republic
Weight
86 kg

West Ham United signed Czech Republic international Tomáš Souček from Slavia Prague on an initial loan deal until the end of the 2019/20 season in late January 2020, with an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.

The towering central midfielder won two Czech First League titles and two Czech Cups during an outstanding career in his homeland that also saw him excel in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Slavia.

A strong physical presence blessed with outstanding natural stamina, Souček has built an impressive reputation as an energetic midfielder with both defensive and attacking qualities.

Career

2021/22

Awarded the Silver Medal of Jan Masaryk by the Czech Ambassador to the UK, Libor Sečka for helping improve relations between the two countries on 8 August 2021...Scored West Ham United's third in a 4-2 opening-day Premier League victory at Newcastle United on 15 August 2021...Scored in Czech Republic's 7-0 friendly win over Kuwait on 11 November 2021...Scored in West Ham United's 1-1 home Premier League draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on 1 December 2021...Netted his third Premier League goal of the season in a 4-1 win at Watford on 28 December 2021...Grabbed the winning goal in a 1-0 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on 27 February 2022...Scored the opening goal in the 2-0 UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg win over Sevilla at London Stadium on 17 March 2022...Featured in all three FA Cup ties...Started Czech Republic's 2022 FIFA World Cup Play-Off semi-final defeat in Sweden on 24 March 2022...Scored for Czech Republic in a 1-1 friendly international draw in Wales on 29 March 2022...Scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season in a 1-1 home draw with Burnley on 17 April 2022...Appeared in eleven of West Ham United's 12 UEFA Europa League ties, starting nine...Finished the season with six goals and an assist in 51 appearances in all competitions...Named runner-up to Patrick Schick for the Czech Footballer of the Year award in May 2022...Made his 50th appearance for Czech Republic in a 2-2 UEFA Nations League draw with Spain in Prague on 5 June 2022...Started all four UEFA Nations League ties for Czech Republic against Switzerland, Spain (twice) and Portugal in June 2022.

2020/21

Saw his header deflect in off Raul Jimenez during West Ham United's 4-0 Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on 27 October 2020...Started Czech Republic's UEFA Nations League ties with Israel and Scotland in October 2020...Scored his first goal of the Premier League season with the late winner against Fulham at London Stadium on 8 November 2020...Scored in back-to-back Premier League games in early December, in a 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United and 2-1 win at Leeds United...Netted his fourth Premier League goal of the season in the 2-2 home draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on 27 December 2020...Scored the winner in the 1-0 Premier League victory at Everton on New Year's Day 2021...Scored twice in a 3-2 Premier League win at Crystal Palace on 26 January 2021... Scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season in the 3-1 victory at Aston Villa on 3 February 2021...Made it nine Premier League goals for 2020/21 with one in the 3-3 home draw with Arsenal on 21 March 2021...Named Czech Footballer of the Year for the second year in succession on 23 March 2021...Scored his first international hat-trick for Czech Republic in a 6-2 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Estonia in Lublin, Poland, on 24 March 2021...Scored his tenth Premier League goal of the season in the 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on 19 May 2021...Ended the season leading West Ham United in the following statistical categories in the Premier League - goals, shots, tackles, aerial battles won, interceptions and yellow cards...Was an ever-present in the Premier League...Totaled 41 appearances, ten goals and one assist in all competitions...Named in the Czech Republic squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 finals.

2019/20

Signed for West Ham United on an initial loan deal until the end of the 2019/20 season, with an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer, on 29 January 2020...Made his West Ham United debut in the 3-3 Premier League draw with Brighton at London Stadium on 1 February 2020...Named Czech Footballer of the Year for the first time in March 2020...Scored his first goal for the Club with West Ham United's first in a 3-2 Premier League win over Chelsea at London Stadium on 1 July 2020...Scored the Hammers' second in a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United on 5 July 2020 to make it back-to-back Premier League games with a goal....Scored his third Premier League goal in five matches in the 3-1 home win over Watford on 17 July 2020...Made his transfer to West Ham United permanent on a four-year contract on 24 July 2020...Ended his first half-season with West Ham United with three goals in 13 Premier League appearances.

Before West Ham

Born in the central Czech town of Havlíčkův Brod in February 1995...Came through the ranks at Slavia Prague, and broke into their first team in 2015 following a loan spell at Viktoria Žižkov...Became a mainstay of the Slavia team, playing 29 of their 30 Czech First League matches in the 2015/16 campaign...Won his first league title in 2016/17...Made his senior debut for Czech Republic in a November 2016 friendly against Denmark...Continued his rise to prominence in the 2018/19 campaign, when a remarkable 18 goals from midfield helped fire Slavia to the Czech double and saw him named the Czech First League Player of the Year...Enjoyed an outstanding opening half of the 2019/20 season with Slavia, scoring 12 goals – including two in the UEFA Champions League against Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund –  in 26 appearances in all competitions.

Honours

Team

Czech First League
Slavia Prague
2016/17, 2018/19

Czech Cup
Slavia Prague
2018, 2019

Individual

Czech Footballer of the Year
2019, 2020