A persistent knee injury has put an end to Tomas Ujfalusi’s long career, as the Czech defender today announced his retirement on Twitter. The 35-year old, who injured his knee playing for Galatasaray last season, signed a contract with Sparta Prague this season but ended his career on Monday without playing a game for his new team.
Former Atlético Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi, who left the club over the summer to play for Turkish giants Galatasaray, spoke to AS reporter Özgür Sancar on Wednesday ahead of his side’s derby against rivals Fenerbahçe. The still-beloved Colchonero idol shed some light on how his transfer to the Süper Lig came about in June, and
Atlético Madrid has confirmed that José Antonio Reyes has rejected a move to Galatasaray and will be staying at the Vicente Calderón next season. In a statement released on the club’s official website, Atlético confirmed that Galatasaray had made a bid for Reyes, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi.
Galatasaray have completed the signing of Czech defender Tomas Ujfalusi, with the player signing a two-year deal in Turkey. The 33-year-old was presented today after undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms. The former Fiorentina player had two years left on his contract after signing an extension with Atlético in October 2010.
According to sources in the Spanish media, Atlético defender Tomas Ujfalusi was in Istanbul on Sunday where he agreed terms with Galatasaray to join the Turkish outfit next season. AS reports the announcement will be made official tomorrow. According to MARCA, Atleti is set to receive €2m for the former Czech international.
Atlético supporters worried about losing José Antonio Reyes can breathe a collective sigh of relief. For now. Turkish media reports suggested Atlético had agreed to sell Reyes, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi on Thursday, but new reports claim Atleti sporting director told Galatasaray officials that ‘la Perla’ isn’t for sale.
Rumours suggesting Jose Antonio Reyes, Diego Forlan and Tomas Ujfalusi have all been sold to Galatasaray are picking up steam amidst reports in the Turkish media claiming Atlético have agreed to a bulk sale of the trio. According to AS, reputable Turkish paper NTVSpor report that Galatasaray president Unal Aysal met with Enrique Cerezo at the Vicente Calderón Thursday morning, and secured a combo deal for Reyes, Forlan and Ujfalusi.
On Tuesday Atlético officially announced one of Spain’s worst kept secrets, the departure of Jesús “Suso” García Pítarch. The 48-year old sporting director replaced Toni Muñoz in 2006 after having worked at Valencia for four years.
Although heavily criticised for some of his signings, García Pítarch did help build a squad that twice qualified for the Champions League and won two European titles in 2010. We take a look at his top 5 signings.
Sergio Agüero, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi all set up accounts prior to the start of the season, mostly to communicate with their fans and post pictures as they’re en route to away games. But since Juanfran’s arrival, Twitter has become the perfect place for supporters to listen in to conversations between Atlético players.
According to several reports in the Spanish press, Atletico are very close to agreeing terms with Sporting Braga for defender Sílvio. Portuguese paper Récord broke the news early Wednesday, claiming the 23-year-old’s sale to Atleti is imminent.