Jan Holenda

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Jan Holenda
Jan Holenda 26 08 2012 Rostov on Don stadium Olimp 2.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-08-22) 22 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FK Dukla Prague
Number 29
Youth career
1991–2003 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Sparta Prague B 34 (2)
2004–2010 Sparta Prague 35 (6)
2004–2005 FK Drnovice (loan) 25 (5)
2005–2007 Slovan Liberec (loan) 31 (6)
2007 České Budějovice (loan) 11 (1)
2007 FK Baník Most (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2012 Anzhi Makhachkala 43 (11)
2012–2014 FC Rostov 30 (6)
2013–2014 FC Tom Tomsk (loan) 21 (3)
2014–2017 Viktoria Plzeň 36 (5)
2016 Bohemians 1905 (loan) 10 (1)
2017 FK Dukla Prague 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Czech Republic U-21 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2017.

Jan Holenda (born 22 August 1985) is a Czech professional footballer, who plays as a striker for FK Dukla Prague.


Holenda, during his time at Anzhi Makhachkala.

Holenda began his football career at Sparta Prague. He played in the reserve side for one season as he made 34 appearances and scoring twice in 2003/04 season.

Loan spell[edit]

The next season, he joined FK Drnovice on loan, which the club plays in regional division and made 35 appearances in five goals. The following season, he joined Slovenian side Slovan Liberec on loan once again, which he made 31 appearances in six goals and the club would win the league title. He would spend another season at the club and he would make his Champions League Qualification debut, coming on as a substitute, in a 0-0 draw against Russian side Spartak Moscow. However, the club lost 2-1 and would go to the First Round of UEFA Cup. In the First Round of UEFA Cup on the second leg, Holenda scored a winning goal in a 2-1 win over Red Star Belgrade and advanced to the Group Stage. However, the club was eliminated in the Group Stage. In the club's UEFA Cup campaign, Holenda played all the match. In the second half of the season, Holenda returned to Sparta Prague after his first team there was limited and was loan to České Budějovice for six month. After a loan spell at České Budějovice, he was loaned again, but this to Baník Most in September. Holenda made his debut on 30 September 2007 in a 1-0 loss against České Budějovice After making eight appearances playing 90 minutes without a rest, he returned to the parent club in January.

Return to Sparta Prague[edit]

Holenda in the match

After various loan spell, Holenda became a first-team regular at Sparta Prague. He played his first match on 10 March 2008, in a 1–0 win over Teplice once again after he made his debut in the early part of the season, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute, in a 2-1 loss against Teplice on 16 September 2007. Holenda scored his first goal in a 3-0 win over Baník Most on 20 April 2008 and scored on the last game of the season, against his former club, in a 4-3 loss on 17 May 2008. At the end of the season, Sparta Prague won the Czech Cup.

The following season, Holenda got more playing time and he scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Viktoria Žižkov on 8 March 2009. The next game, Holenda scored another goal and provided assist for Wilfried Bony in a 4-0 win over Zbrojovka Brno eight days later. Early in the season, Holenda played all four match in the club's Champions League's campaign before the club being eliminated in third round against Panathinaikos.

The following season, Holenda scored his first goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against Zbrojovka Brno. In the Europa League group stage, he scored a brace in a 3-2 win over CFR Cluj. However the club couldn't progress to the knockout stage. After scoring a brace in the Europa League, he had been on a goalscoring with three in the last three games. In the third round of the Champions League, he scored his first CL goal in a 3–1 win over Panathinaikos.

Anzhi Makhachkala[edit]

In January transfer window, Holenda joined Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala[citation needed]. At the opening game of the season on 13 March 2010, Holenda made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Spartak Nalchik. He scored his first goal in a 2-0 win over Alania Vladikavkaz on 3 April 2010 and scored a brace in the next games in a 4-2 win over Sibir Novosibirsk on 11 April 2010. Six Month later, he scored in a 3-3 draw against Zenit Saint Petersburg, ending his six-month without a goal drought. One month later, he scored in a 3-1 win over Terek Grozny on 13 November 2010.

At the beginning of the season, Holenda went on the scoring form with four. However soon after, Holenda received a lack of first-team football at the club after the club was purchased by Suleyman Kerimov and the club went on a shopping spree, signing players Samuel Eto'o and Yuri Zhirkov. But he did score a brace in a 5-3 loss against CSKA Moscow on 23 October 2010 and hadn't scored since. Holenda says he wants a first team football.[1] At the end of the season, Holenda was the second top scorer behind Eto.

FC Rostov[edit]

In the summer transfer window, Holenda had joined FC Rostov on a three-year deal.[2][3] He made his debut in the opening game of the season, in a 1-0 loss against CSKA Moscow. The next game, he scored against his former club in a 2-2 draw on 29 July 2012. On 25 August 2012, Holenda scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Alania Vladikavkaz.[4]

International career[edit]

In his international career, he played in the youth Czech national team U-15, U-16, U-18, U-19 and U-21. In 2007, Holenda was involved in the squad for UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship but the national team U21 was placed last with one point.


  1. ^ "ANZHI MAKHACHKALA'S JAN HOLENDA EYEING FIRST TEAM FOOTBALL". Bettor.com. Retrieved 27 November 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Голенда перешел в "Ростов" (in Russian). Sports Russia. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Голенда перешел в "Ростов" (in Russian). Rostov Official Homepage. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "ROSTOV VS ALANIYA 3-1". Soccerway. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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