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Marcel Gecov
Marcel Gecov
Fulham info
Full name Marcel Gecov
Date of birth 1 Jan 1988
Place of birth    Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 5ft 11in (1.80m)
Playing position Central midfielder
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 15 (2011-2012)
Debut Chelsea (a) (21 Sept 2011)
Last Appearance Man City (a) (4 Feb 2012)
First goal n/a
Last goal n/a
Joined from Slovan Liberec, £704,000 - 20 Jul 2011
Left for Gent, £686,400 - 23 Jul 2012
League apps (gls) 2 (0)
All apps (gls) 5 (0)
Other clubs Slavia Prague (2005-2008) & (2013-present)
→ Kladno (loan) (2007)
Slovan Liberec (2008-2011)
Gent (2012)
International Czech Republic (2011)
Apps (gls) 1 (0)

Marcel Gecov was a midfielder, formerly of Fulham. He was signed by Martin Jol as a 23-year-old to bolster the midfield in a season where the club entered the Europa League for the second time. He only spent one season at the club before moving on due to lack of playing time with a handful of appearances.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Gecov began his club career with Slavia Prague at the age of six. The young midfielder went through all the youth teams of Slavia and was just 17 when he was promoted to their first team , though ultimately he did not make any appearances for them. In January 2007, Gecov was sent to SK Kladno on loan for the rest of the season where he saw much first team action in a relatively successful spell. This would have seemed to have put him in the window for selling, and the following year in January 2008, he signed a three and a half year contract with Slovan Liberec. It was here that he truly grew as a footballer and made his appearances for his national U21 side from 2008 to 2011.

FulhamEdit

Marcel signed for Fulham on 20 July 2011 for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £700,000 from Slovan Liberec. Thought a useful addition of youth to an ageing midfield, he was brought in by Martin Jol but found game time hard to come by. After eventually making his debut in a League Cup encounter away to Chelsea, he only made a further 4 appearances for the first team in 2011-12. Such was the case with the lack of first team action, he was allowed to move on in the following summer, with the club selling him to Belgium club Gent for a similar fee that was bought for him.

After FulhamEdit

Despite signing a four-year deal at Gent, he was quickly deemed surplus to requirements and was only there for a few months before moving back to his native Czech Rebublic to join Slavia Prague.

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Total 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2011-12 1 0
Total 1 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12011-1221 Sept 2011LCChelseaAwayDrew0-0*Sub off 91'
22011-1220 Oct 2011UELWisła KrakówAwayLost0-1Sub off 75'
32011-125 Dec 2011PREMLiverpoolHomeWon2-1Sub on 90+2'
42011-1214 Dec 2011UELOdenseHomeDrew2-2Yellow card 72'
52011-124 Feb 2012PREMMan CityAwayLost0-3Sub on 85'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2011-12 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. JA Riise 4. Sidwell 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Pogrebnyak 8. Johnson 9.  10. Kasami 11. Ruiz 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Gecov 16. Duff 17. BH Riise 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Etuhu 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 23. Dempsey 24. Dalla Valle 25. Zamora 26. Salcido / Grygera 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 34. Donegan 35. Peniket 36. Marsh-Brown / Mesca 37. Harris 38. Etheridge 39. Arthurworrey 40. Smith 41. Bettinelli 42. Trotta 43. Pritchard 44. Joronen
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol