- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) - Pavel Srnicek, a former Czech Republic goalkeeper who also played for Newcastle, died Tuesday, nine days after collapsing while running. He was 47.

Sparta Prague, where Srnicek had been goalkeeper coach since 2011, said the former Premier League player died at a university clinic in the eastern city of Ostrava.

Srnicek made 150 appearances for the Magpies from 1991-98 and was part of the Newcastle squad that finished runner-up in the Premier League in 1996. He recently published a book “Pavel Is a Geordie” about his years with Newcastle.

Srnicek played for his country 49 times between 1994 and 2001 and was a backup goalkeeper at the 1996 European Championship, where the Czechs reached the final.

Srnicek also played for English clubs Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham.

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