Matej Vydra

Squad No. 27
Date of Birth May 1, 1992
Age 29
Height 180cm
Team
Position Forward
Birthplace Chotěboř
Previous Clubs Derby

Matěj Vydra (born 1 May 1992) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Burnley and the Czech Republic national team.

He has previously played for FC Chotěboř, Vysočina Jihlava, Baník Ostrava, Club Brugge, Udinese, Watford and Derby County. He has also spent two loan spells at Watford.

Burnley signed Vydra for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal from Derby on 7 August 2018. On 30 August 2018, he scored on his debut in a 1-1 draw against Olympiakos in the play-off round of the Europa League. on 22 September, he scored his first goal in the Premier League in a 4-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth.

On 15 February 2020, Vydra netted his first league goal since September 2018 in a 2-1 win against Southampton, that goal was later voted as Premier League Goal of the Month for February.

Vydra played for five Czech youth national teams between under-16 and under-21 levels. In August 2012 he was called up to the Czech senior team for the first time, for a World Cup qualifying match away to Denmark and a friendly match against Finland. Vydra played the first 73 minutes against Denmark, in a game that finished as a goalless draw. He scored his first goal, a header, for the national team on 26 March 2013 in a World Cup qualifier against Armenia, to open the scoring in a 3–0 victory. Vydra also scored the second goal of the game, robbing an Armenian defender of the ball before slotting past the keeper.