Matej Vydra is a Czech Republic international forward who plays for Burnley. The quick-footed penalty box finisher first moved to England with Watford on loan from Italian side Udinese in July 2012 – both clubs are owned by the Pozzo family. Born on 1st May 1992, Vydra began his career as a youth player with Vysocina Jihlava and Banik Ostrava in his homeland before joining Udinese in August 2011. Loan moves with Club Brugge, West Bromwich Albion, Reading and Watford followed over the following four years – during which time he was part of the Hornets’ side that lost the 2013 Championship play-off final to Crystal Palace; was named as the Championship’s Player of the Season that year; and then won promotion to the Premier League in 2015. In August 2016, Derby County paid a club-record fee of £10m for the striker. Vydra has represented the Czech Republic since his debut against Denmark in September 2012.