Patrik Hrošovský

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Patrik Hrošovský
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Personal information
Full name Patrik Hrošovský
Date of birth (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Bojnice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Genk
Number 17
Youth career
1998–2007 Prievidza
2007–2009 AAC Trenčín
2009–2011 Viktoria Plzeň
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2019 Viktoria Plzeň 158 (11)
2012Baník Sokolov (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2013Ústí nad Labem (loan) 28 (3)
2013Znojmo (loan) 14 (4)
2019– Genk 16 (1)
National team
Slovakia U18
Slovakia U19
2013–2014 Slovakia U21 9 (1)
2014– Slovakia 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 February 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2019

Patrik Hrošovský (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈpatɾiɡ ˈɦɾɔʃɔʊ̯skiː];[a] born 22 April 1992) is a Slovak football midfielder who plays for Genk and Slovakia national football team. Previously he was a frequently fielded player and a captain at Viktoria Plzeň.

Career[edit]

FC Viktoria Plzeň[edit]

He made his debut for Viktoria Plzeň[2] against Baník Sokolov on 12 November 2011 in the Czech Cup.

After multiple seasons and becoming a starting XI regular, as well as praise for his performances in 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, it was rumoured that Hrošovský will join one of La Liga's or Premier League's teams - Levante, Getafe and Huddersfield were all named as possible future clubs.[3] During the winter transfer window however, Hrošovský failed to make a transfer.[4] Later during January 2019 transfer window, West Ham was also cited as a contender for his services,[5] however it was dropped as Manuel Pellegrini doesn't favour altering the squad during the season.[6]

Genk[edit]

2019–20 season[edit]

On 5 June 2019, as Hrošovský was preparing with the national team for a double fixture against Jordan and Azerbaijan, it was reported that he was very close to a transfer to Genk. Verbal agreement was apparently complete, yet an issue arose, as Viktoria was happy to let Hrošovský go later during the summer transfer period, in order to help them qualify to the group stage of the Champions League. Genk was said to oppose this arrangement. Nonetheless, it was said that the transfer was more-or-less a done deal, as Plzeň agreed with Wolverhampton Wanderers on a two year loan, with an option to buy for Christián Herc, who had made a good impression during his loan at DAC Dunajská Streda, and was seen as a replacement for Hrošovský.[7] On the following day, Hrošovský however calmed the rumours, during a press conference prior to the match against Jordan, stating that while negotiations did take place, there is no certainty of a transfer and that he is still a player of Plzeň.[8]

Regardless, this arrangement was confirmed on 8 July 2019, as Hrošovský signed a 4-year contract, with an option for an additional year.[9] He made his Jupiler Pro League debut against multiple-time champions Anderlecht Brussels, in a home fixture on 23 August 2020. He completed the last, roughly, 20 minutes, as a replacement for Jakub Piotrowski. Genk secured a narrow 1:0 win with a second-half goal by Mbwana Samatta.[10]

Hrošovský had recorded five starts for Genk in the UEFA Champions League. He played in both matches against Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg. He played against Liverpool at Anfield only. Genk, however, collected a sole point, for a goal-less tie against Napoli and was knocked out with a score of 5:20.[11]

On top of that, Hrošovský made sole seasonal appeareance in the Croky Cup in a Round of 16 loss against Royal Antwerp. Genk were knocked out after a penalty shoot-out. Hrošovský was replace by Théo Bongonda in the second-half.[12]

As an occassional scorer, Hrošovský had to wait until 1 February 2020 for his first goal at Genk. In a league fixture against Charleroi, he had beaten Nicolas Penneteau with a back-heel goal in the 39th minute, utilising a pass from Junya Ito. He was replaced by Kristian Thorstvedt in the second-half. Genk won 1:0.[13]

International career[edit]

On 19 November 2014, Hrošovský made his debut for the senior Slovakia squad when he started in a friendly against Finland.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Patrik is pronounced [ˈpatrik].

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrik Hrošovský 05.06.2012, fotbal.idnes.cz
  2. ^ Sokolov - Plzeň 1:3, postup v domácím poháru zajistil mistrovi Hora 05.06.2012, fotbal.idnes.cz
  3. ^ s, SPORT SK, s r o & Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia a. "Patrik Hrošovský je v hľadáčiku viacerých európskych klubov". Šport.sk. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  4. ^ Teraz.sk (1970-01-01). "Hrošovský zostáva v Plzni. Som rád, že je v kádri, hovorí Vrba". TERAZ.sk. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  5. ^ "Hrošovský do Premier League? Intenzívny záujem hlási londýnsky klub | ProFutbal.sk". profutbal.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  6. ^ Polák, Bernard. "Sportovní agenti bratři Zíkovi z agentury Global Sports o spekulacích kolem přestupu Tetteha, Dúbravky a Hrošovského" (in Czech). Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  7. ^ "Hrošovský je blízko k prestupu, Plzeň posilnil mladík Herc". Pravda.sk (in Slovak). 2019-06-05. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  8. ^ a.s, Petit Press. "Hapal: V zostave budú veľké zmeny, priestor dostanú noví hráči". sport.sme.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  9. ^ "Plzeňský záložník Hrošovský se upsal belgickému Genku. Viktorii ještě pomůže v pohárové Evropě". iROZHLAS (in Czech). Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  10. ^ "Hrošovského víťazný debut, Genk v šlágri pokoril Anderlecht | ProFutbal.sk". profutbal.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  11. ^ "Summary - UEFA Champions League - Europe - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  12. ^ "Antwerp kent vanavond tegenstander Croky Cup: kwartfinales over twee weken". Gazet van Antwerpen (in Dutch). Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  13. ^ "VIDEO: Hrošovského premiérový gól za Genk. Parádnou pätičkou rozhodol zápas | ProFutbal.sk". profutbal.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  14. ^ "Futbalisti zdolali Fínov 2:1. Tento rok vyhrali osem z deviatich zápasov" (in Slovak). SME. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.