Jacob Lensky

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Jacob Lensky
Jacob Lensky photographed by Christopher Vose.jpg
Lensky in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jacob Lensky
Date of birth (1988-12-16) December 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Sparta Prague
Slavia Prague
Blackburn Rovers
2004–2007 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Feyenoord 1 (0)
2009–2011 Utrecht 55 (4)
National team
2006 Canada U20 2 (0)
2008 Canada U23 2 (0)
2010–2011 Czech Republic U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 1, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:15, April 11, 2013 (UTC)

Jacob Lensky (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian-born Czech professional soccer player.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Lensky was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Vancouver College. His early soccer career was spent throughout Europe - in Belgium with Anderlecht,[1] in the Czech Republic with Sparta Prague[1] and Slavia Prague,[2] in England with Blackburn Rovers[1] and Scotland with Celtic.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In September 2006, Lensky signed a pre-contract agreement with Dutch side Feyenoord, effective from January 1, 2007.[4] He made his Eredivisie debut for Feyenoord on February 11, 2007, against Twente.[5]

Lensky announced his retirement from professional soccer in August 2008,[6] before training with the Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2009.[7] Lensky was also offered a trial with Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer, but he declined.[8]

Lensky returned to professional football in September 2009, when he signed a one-year deal with Dutch side Utrecht[9] staying there until late 2011, when he returned to Canada.[10]

He was on trial with Whitecaps FC of MLS until he was released on February 12, 2013.[11]

International career[edit]


Lensky was involved with Canada's unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He played in games against Mexico and Haiti.[12]

Czech Republic[edit]

Lensky was a member of the Czech Republic U-21 team[13] and made his debut on March 3, 2010 against Finland.[14] He made his competitive debut on August 11, 2010 against San Marino.[15]


  1. ^ a b c The Ones That Got Away: Canada's Lost International Talent Goal.com, December 8, 2010
  2. ^ Celtic reject blasts Parkhead ‘old school crap’ STV Sport, December 19, 2009
  3. ^ SPL transfer window signings BBC Sport, February 1, 2005
  4. ^ Lensky links up with Feyenoord UEFA.com, January 3, 2007
  5. ^ "Jacob Lensky". Football Lineups. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ Marc Weber (January 7, 2009). "Finding urge to play again". Vancouver Whitecaps. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
  8. ^ José Miguel Romero (January 31, 2009). "Sounders FC camp highlights, Day 8". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 21, 2009. 
  9. ^ As teenager Thomas Rogne signs for Celtic, it’s worth remembering that for every Stilian Petrov there is a Jacob Lensky HeraldScotland, January 21, 2010
  10. ^ "Lensky parts ways with Utrecht". Sky Sports. December 29, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ Darcy Green (February 12, 2013). "Whitecaps FC set for trip to Charleston | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Technical Report" (PDF). 2008. 
  13. ^ Jacob Lensky to play for Czech Republic Red Nation Online, November 5, 2009
  14. ^ Voetbalnieuws: Lensky verlengt contract bij FC Utrecht met twee jaar[dead link] Sportweek.nl
  15. ^ Jacob Lensky UEFA.com

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