The name Kadlec is synonymous in Czech football with quality. Following in the footsteps of Miroslav and Michal, there now seems to be another player with that surname who is ready to shine. Step forward, Vaclav Kadlec.
Michal Kadlec will be unavailable for several weeks after the Bayer Leverkusen defender picked up a knee ligament tear during their UEFA Europa League win over Rapid Vienna.
Bayer Leverkusen were left wondering how they could only come away with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach as Marc Andre ter Stegen kept them out repeatedly.
Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to defeat Bayer Leverkusen on their return to the Bundesliga.
Petr Cech believes Czech Republic "definitely have a chance" of beating Portugal in their UEFA EURO 2012 quarter-final, a sentiment shared by team-mate Michal Kadlec.
Miroslav Kadlec captained the Czech Republic in the EURO 96 final in England. Sixteen years later, his son Michal is hoping for similar success, as he told FIFA.com.