Filip Twardzik

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Filip Twardzik
Filip Twardzik 2010.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Třinec, Czech Republic
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 56
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
0000–2009 Hertha BSC
2009–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Celtic 4 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Czech Republic U17 14 (5)
2011–2013 Czech Republic U19 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2013

Filip Twardzik (born 10 February 1993)[1] is a Czech footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic and the Czech Republic U19 national team.[2]

Career[edit]

Twardzik was born in Czech Republic but educated in Germany as his father played football there. Twardzik and twin brother Patrik started off their careers with Sachsen Leipzig before being signed by Hertha Berlin.[3] On 1 February 2009, they were both signed by Celtic, a week before their 16th birthday.[4] Filip and Patrik both suspended their education when they moved to Celtic. Their mother also moved to Scotland to help them adjust to their new life.[3]

Twardzik made his first-team debut for Celtic on 8 January 2012, coming on as a 70th minutes substitute in a Scottish Cup win against Peterhead.[5] He made his second appearance in the next round of the Scottish Cup against Inverness. Coming on as a late substitute in the 93rd minute.[6] His league debut came on 7 April in a 6–0 against victory Kilmarnock, he came on shortly after the start of the second half and assisted the fifth goal with a clever back-heel.[7][8]

International career[edit]

He played three times in the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He played 14 times in total for Czech Republic U17s scoring five goals.[9] He made his competitive debut for Czech Republic U19s on 21 May 2011, in a 1–0 victory over the Netherlands.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His twin brother Patrik, a forward, also played for Celtic. His older brother, Dan, plays for Motherwell FC as a goalkeeper. His father, René, was also a goalkeeper and played for Sachsen Leipzig.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Filip Twardzik career stats". Uefa. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Czech display gives Twardzik hope". Uefa.com. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Czech siblings Filip & Patrik Twardzik hoping to emulate McStay brothers at Celtic". Daily Record. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Czech twins lured". Scotsman. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 0–3 Celtic". BBC Sport. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic Match facts". http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/match/2012/feb/04/invernesscaledonianthistle-v-celtic. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Premier League – Live". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "How Celtic won the title". STV.tv. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Filip Twardzik international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)

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