A FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, the most succesful Czech footballer of all time and a legend of European football, Pavel Nedved remains beloved by fans of the game the world over. Nicknamed Furia Ceca ("The Czech Fury"), Nedved won Serie A four times across his 19-year career but was arguably at his best in European competitions, where he inspired brilliant UEFA Super Cup and Cup Winners' Cup triumphs with Lazio before dazzling in the UEFA Champions League with Juventus, driving them to a 2003 final full of drama and spectacle. On the international circuit he was no less impressive, playing with flair and panache at the heart of the newly-formed Czech Republic team at UEFA EURO 1996, at which they ended runners-up. He now continues to be a guiding force for Juventus, albeit off the pitch and has been a key figure in engineering the team's resurgence in recent years. Put simply, Nedved is a giant of the game.
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