Tomas Repka (Defender)
2nd Jan 1974 (Slavicin Zlin)Signed:
14th Sep 2001 (£5,500,000)Contract:
Details unknownPrevious Club:
Tomas Repka became West Ham United's record signing in September 2001 when Glenn Roeder paid £5.5m for his services to sinking Italian side Fiorentina.
Repka's career couldn't have started in worse fashion as he was sent off in his first game for the club. Subsequent publicised errors led to him being heavily criticised as part of the team which was relegated at the end of the 2002/03 season.
But the Czech defender stuck with it and has since become one of the club's most consistent defenders, and in the summer of 2004 signed an extended one year deal with the Hammers.