Did you Know?
Nedvěd was nicknamed Furia Ceca by Italian fans, who noted his skill, consistency and verve, as well as his stamina, pace, power, and determination. In the English-language media, he was called “the Czech cannon”. His former Lazio boss Sven-Göran Eriksson described him as “an atypical midfielder, totally complete”. Despite his ability and tenacious playing style, Nedvěd was also criticised by some in the sport for going to ground too easily when challenged