Signed as a promising 16 year old, Tomas Pekhart left his home land of the Czech Republic with a big reputation. A strapping lad as a teenager, he was touted as one of the top strikers of his age group in Europe and Spurs beat a number of top clubs for his signature.
Tomas impressed in the Academy side scoring 19 times in 20 games in 2006-2007, as his height gave him an advantage at that level and his finishing improved with the coaching he received. At 17, Tomas starred in the Czech Under-17 side that went to the final of the UEFA European Championship in Luxembourg and then as an 18 year old to the Under-20 World Cup before losing to Argentina 1-2 in the final in Canada. Having made the move up to the reserves, to get more experience at a higher level, Pekhart was loaned out to Championship side Southampton, where he got only a few appearances, as the South Coast side struggled.
Returning to Spurs in January 2009 and not making the breakthrough into the first team squad, the youngster went back home to his previous club Slavia Prague on a 12 month loan deal and was part of the title winning team.
Pekhart was a skilful striker, with a good touch, but sometimes failed to cope with the physical side of the game in England and did well to end the 2007-2008 season as top scorer for the reserves with five goals in 13 games. Played a couple of pre-season friendlies with the first team in 2008, scoring twice in one of them against local Spanish side Tavernes. In the summer of 2009, he was playing in the Under-20 World Cup again, as he was still eligible and his involvement was curtailed after two games with a foot injury. His goals for the Under-21s created a new record for the Czech Republic.
Having not made a senior appearance for Tottenham, he was allowed to leave to join FK Baumit Jablonec for an undisclosed sum in January 2010 on a three and a half year contract, but after a loan to Sparta Prague, he was signed by FC Nuremberg, with his move to Germany made on 1st July 2011. Tomas then moved to Second Division German side Ingolstadt, before transferring to AEK Athens in Greece in 2016.