The Czech national team in the 90s had no shortage of forwards who dominated opposite defenses with their sheer massiveness, to mention just Krylya Sovetov’s Jan Koller and FC Basel’s Vratislav Lokvenc. The new giant on the block today seems to be FC Timisoara’s Lukas Magera (pictured).
Magera joined the Romanian side from little-known Czech side FC Banik Ostrava, carved out room for himself in the first team, and began scoring, letting his overall FTBL score settle in the process between 35 and 65 points, a commendable achievement for the Romanian league.
Magera was called up for the first time in the national team on June 5 against Malta, a game the Czech won 1:0.
With a tally of 64.71 points at the moment, Magera is 6th in the FTBL ranking of strikers in the Romanian league and battling Koller (67.99 points) himself for a spot in the top tier of our ranking of Czech forwards.