Former Czech international Tomas Ujfalusi retires

Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Ujfalusi has retired from

football because of a knee injury.

Sparta Prague, which signed the 35-year-old Ujfalusi to a

one-year contract at the beginning of the season, says the injury

prevents him from playing any more.

Ujfalusi moved to Sparta in August from Galatasaray after he the

injury forced him to miss the entire season. He was supposed to be

ready but played only two cup matches and a friendly for

Sparta.

Ujfalusi also had played for Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga,

Fiorentina in Italy and Atletico Madrid in Spain.

He made 78 appearances for the Czech Republic and was on the

team that reached the semifinals at the 2004 European

Championship.