Katerina Svitkova of Czech Republic and Demi Stokes of England Czech Republic v England Women's International Friendlies football match, Stadion Strelecky ostrov, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic - 12 Nov 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

West Ham United midfielder crowned Czech Women’s Footballer of the Year

West Ham United midfielder Katerina Svitkova has been named the Czech Women’s Footballer of the Year for 2020.

The 25-year-old has netted 17 goals in just 34 appearances for her country from midfield. Her goal tally can only be beaten by forward Lucie Martinkova in the current Czech squad.

Svitkova made six appearances for the Czech national team in 2020 in which she scored one goal which came in the 7-0 UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifying victory over Moldova in December. The midfielder has helped her country reach the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 play-offs and they will qualify for a first tournament finals if they defeat Switzerland over two legs next month.

Prior to her move to West Ham United last summer, Svitkova played her part in helping former club Slavia Prague secure a seventh Czech First Division title. The player was the league’s top scorer in 2019/2020 with 23 goals. It was the third time in four seasons that Svitkova collected the Golden Boot.

Svitkova has been heavily involved for latest club West Ham United. The midfielder has featured in 12 of The Hammers’ 15 games in this season’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League while she has also made three appearances in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup. Svitkova has netted three goals in all competitions for the East Londoners.

The Czech Football Association announced Svitkova’s award win earlier today. The player saw off Juventus forward Andrea Staskova and Sparta Prague’s Martinkova to land the gong.

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