Pavel Nedvěd, former Czech national football team captain, has appeared on a special set of coins, celebrating Czech football legends. Issued by the Czech Mint in Jablonec nad Nisou, the series already features 10 legendary Czech and Czechoslovak footballers, including goalkeeper Ivo Viktor, defenders Jan Lála, Karol Dobiáš and Miroslav Kadlec, midfielders Josef Masopust, Karel Poborský, Antonín Panenka and strikers Josef Kadraba and Zdeněk Nehoda. The last player to complete the team will be Jan Koller.
On one side, the gold coin features his face and signature. On the other side is the portrait of Queen Elisabeth II, who opened the World Cup at Wembley in 1996, where Pavel Nedvěd helped the Czech team to reach the final.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the coins is used to support the Football Internationals Foundation, presided by Antonín Panenka. The goal of the foundation is to help players from the older generation who represented the country at least once and didn’t have the chance to provide for themselves.