Czech international Katerina Svitkova joins West Ham United
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Katerina Svitková joins the Hammers coming from Slavia Prague where she has played for the past seven years. She has been voted the best player in the Czech Republic three times during that time.

Svitková has played 31 international games and has scored 17 goals for her Czech Republic. Her track record also holds games in the UEFA Women's Champions League

  • A crucial and vital player

During her years with Slavia Prague, she has established herself as a crucial and vital player.  The midfielder developed into one of Europe's most exceptional talents. 
With 177 appearances for Slavia Prague, Svitková has netted 188 times, ending the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns as the top scorer in the Czech First Division. With Slavia Prague, Svitková has won the Czech league five times  – in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020. 

Svitková says that she is pleased and looks forward to playing for West Ham:

"West Ham United is a big club, with a great history and in a very nice city. I hope I can help the club to achieve their goals and I hope we will be successful."

  • What Matt Beard says 

West Ham head coach Matt Beard is delighted that Katerina Svitková has signed for West Ham. In an official statement published on the club's website he shares his thoughts about his new signing:

"She is a player we have been scouting for a while. She will be a great asset to us. I think she has proved herself a key player for club and country from a young age and, from my perspective, she's going to be a great addition to our team. She creates and scores goals, and she's got a fantastic work ethic. I'm excited to see what she brings to the table for us."