Birth date 17 May 1979 (39 years)
Nationality Czech Republic Czech Republic
Height 174 cm
Position Midfielder
Team history
FK Mlada Boleslav 2013 - 2014
Hamburger 2003 - 2012
Evian Thonon Gaillard 2012
Nuremberg 2000 - 2003
Kleine Bayern (little Bayern) 1997 - 2000
Bayern 1997 - 2000
Slavia Prague 1995 - 1997

David Jarolím is a professional Czech football player playing for presently Hamburger SV. David is a central midfielder by position and is quite known for his stamina and technical skill other than passing skills.

Born in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, David started playing professionally with SK Slavia Praha team before getting transferred to FC Bayern Munich, a German club. Though he spent three seasons (1997 to 2000) with the German giants, he played in one competitive game with the first team squad.

Later on, he was transferred to 1. FC Nuremberg, a second division club before the 2000-01 season and played in almost 9 matches during their promotion campaign. In 2001-02 season, David established himself as a key player in the squad of Nurnberg squad, attracting the attention of top clubs. Post his relegation after the 2002-03 season, he was transferred to Hamburger SV at the close of the 2003-04 season. But, prior to the closure of the transfer window in September 2003, this deal was brought ahead and allowed David to play for Hamburg during that particular season. Since this time, he has been a vital member of Hamburg’s first team squad and after Rafael van der Vaart joined Real Madrid, Jarolím took over as the team captain.

Jarolím made his senior debut for Czech Republic national football team on 8th October 2005. He got selected for the FIFA World Cup 2006, though he didn’t get any chance to play. During the Euro 2008 qualifying match, he was mostly used as a substitute, making only one start, though not managing any goal in the 7-0 thrashing of San Marino. He played in three matches at the tournament, but the Czech failed to progress any further to the group stage.