Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Pavel Srníček.
Pavel suffered a cardiac arrest nine days ago and has died today aged just 47.
Srníček joined the Owls in 1998 and made his debut in November of that year against his former club Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
A big fans’ favourite with the Magpies, it was ironic his first game back in the Premier League with Wednesday was against his former employers in a 1-1 draw.
The popular goalkeeper made 26 appearances for the Owls in all competitions during the 1998/99 campaign and featured five times for the Czech Republic as they qualified for Euro 2000 as group winners with ten out of ten victories.
In total, Srníček made 44 league appearances for Wednesday and a further eight in cup competitions.
His final outing for the Owls was in March 2000 in a clash with Watford at Vicarage Road.
Srníček enjoyed two separate spells with Newcastle between 1991-1998 and then again in 2006-2007.
He also played for Portsmouth and West Ham and made 49 appearances for the Czech Republic, featuring at Euro 2000 and in the 2002 World Cup.