Patrik Schick

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Patrik Schick
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Schick with RB Leipzig in 2020
Personal information
Full name Patrik Schick[1]
Date of birth (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2014 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Sparta Prague 4 (0)
2015–2016Bohemians 1905 (loan) 27 (8)
2016–2017 Sampdoria 32 (11)
2017–2020 Roma 46 (5)
2019–2020RB Leipzig (loan) 22 (10)
2020– Bayer Leverkusen 56 (33)
National team
2011 Czech Republic U16 2 (0)
2012–2013 Czech Republic U17 11 (7)
2013–2014 Czech Republic U18 9 (2)
2014–2015 Czech Republic U19 13 (7)
2015–2017 Czech Republic U21 12 (11)
2016– Czech Republic 33 (17)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:39, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 October 2021

Patrik Schick (born 24 January 1996) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Czech Republic national team.

Born in Prague, Schick began his career with local club Sparta Prague, rising through their youth ranks, before making his senior debut as a teenager. In 2016, at the age of 20, he earned a move to Sampdoria in Italy after an impressive spell with Bohemians 1905. After an impressive debut season in Italy, he moved to Roma in 2017 for a reported club-record fee. In 2019, Schick moved to Germany to join RB Leipzig on a season-long loan before moving to Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent basis in September 2020.

Formerly an international at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels, Schick made his debut for the Czech Republic in May 2016 at the age of 22. He has made over 30 caps for his country and helped the national team reach the quarter-finals of the European Championship in 2020, where he won both the Goal of the Tournament and the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament.

Early life[edit]

Growing up, his footballing hero was Manchester United player Wayne Rooney.[3]

Club career[edit]

Sparta Prague[edit]

The Prague-born player was spotted by Sparta Prague when he was 11 years old.[4] He made his top-flight debut for Sparta on 3 May 2014 in a 3–1 away loss at Teplice. Sparta would win the domestic double that campaign but four appearances over two campaigns meant Schick crossed town to join Bohemians 1905 on loan for the 2015–16 season.[4][5] He scored 8 goals in 27 outings for Bohemians during a relegation battle.[6][3] Schick returned to Sparta and was expected to feature prominently for the club during the 2016–17 season, but David Lafata was preferred and when Sparta offered Schick a new contract, his agent turned it down.[3]

Sampdoria[edit]

Schick signed for Sampdoria in June 2016 for a reported fee of €4 million.[7] In his first season in Italy, he appeared in 32 league matches and scored 11 goals for Sampdoria.[6] He started 14 times and was able to find the back of the net once every 137 minutes.[6]

In May 2017, he refused to extend his contract, expecting a transfer to another club.[8] In June 2017, Juventus triggered the release clause of a reported €30 million on Schick's contract.[9] Schick failed two separate medicals and Juventus backed out of the deal on 18 July.[10][11]

Roma[edit]

On 29 August 2017 Schick joined Roma on a temporary deal for a loan fee of €5 million with a conditional obligation to buy the player once certain sporting objectives had been achieved, rising to €40 million, a club record fee.[3][12] Upon signing, Roma sporting director Monchi described Schick as "one of the brightest prospects in international football."[13] Schick spent most of his spell at Roma playing out on the right wing or left up front by himself and he scored only 8 times in 58 games.[13]

2019–20 season: Loan to RB Leipzig[edit]

On 2 September 2019, RB Leipzig announced the signing of Schick on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy him permanently.[14] His first goal for Leipzig came in a 3–2 defeat of SC Paderborn on 11 November 2019.[15] This started a run of three goals in four league appearances including coming off the bench to complete the comeback and secure a 3–3 draw with Borussia Dortmund.[4][16] Alongside Timo Werner, Schick rekindled his form with 10 goals in 28 games for Leipzig as the club finished in third place in the Bundesliga and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.[13][17]

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 8 September 2020, Schick joined Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal for a reported fee of €26.5 million plus bonuses.[18] Schick scored his first goal in a UEFA competition on 26 November 2020, coming in a 4–1 win over Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the group stage of the Europa League.[19]

Schick was the preferred centre-forward for much of the 2020–21 campaign at the BayArena and finished with 9 strikes across 29 league games.[4]

On 4 December 2021, Schick scored four goals, all in the second half, in a 7–1 win over Greuther Fürth.[20] Schick continued his good form in Leverkusen's next two league games, scoring a brace in each match against Eintracht Frankfurt[21] and Hoffenheim respectively.[22]

International career[edit]

Schick was called up to the Czech Republic senior side for the first time at their pre-UEFA Euro 2016 training camp.[6] He earned his first cap for the nation in their tournament warm-up game against Malta on 27 May 2016. Schick scored his first goal for the national team in the same match, rounding out the scoring in a 6–0 win.[23]

UEFA Euro 2020[edit]

On 25 May 2021, Schick was included in the Czech Republic's final 26-man squad for the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.[24] In the first group stage match against Scotland on 14 June at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Schick scored both goals as the Czech Republic won 2–0.[25] The second strike from the halfway line was the longest-recorded goal at the Euros since 1980 at 45 metres (49 yd). The goal was later voted as the "goal of the tournament",[26][25][27] and was nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award.[28] He became the first Czech player since Tomáš Rosický at the 2006 FIFA World Cup to score a brace at a major tournament and the first since Milan Baroš in 2004 to do so at the European Championships.[25][29]

Against Croatia on 18 June, Schick scored from a penalty to help his side earn a 1–1 draw.[30] On 27 June, he scored his fourth goal of the tournament in the Czech Republic's shock win over the Netherlands in the round of 16.[31] On 3 July, he scored in a 2–1 defeat against Denmark in the quarter-finals, to equal Milan Baroš' record of five goals for the Czech Republic in a European Championship tournament.[32][33] Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, he was the UEFA Euro 2020 joint top scorer with 5 goals, with the higher of number of goals scored from an open play.[34]

Style of play[edit]

Although Schick mostly plays in a central role as a main striker, due to his eye for goal, heading accuracy, and striking ability with his left foot; he is also capable of playing as a second striker or as a right winger.[35][36][37] He can utilise his physique to hold up the ball with his back to goal, but is also a quick, elegant, and agile player, who possesses good technique and dribbling skills, as well as good link-up play, which enables him to play the ball first time, participate in the build-up of attacking plays and provide assists.[35][37]

Personal life[edit]

Schick has an older sister, Kristyna Schickova (born 31 July 1994), who is a model and a social media influencer.[38][39] In his teenage years, Schick considered a career as a male model but focused on competitive football instead. In July 2020, he married his long-time partner Hana Běhounková (born 1996), with whom he has a daughter, Victoria, born in October 2020, and a son, Nico, born in October 2021.[40]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2022[41]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sparta Prague 2013–14 Czech First League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15 Czech First League 2 0 3 1 2[a] 0 0 0 7 1
Total 4 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 10 1
Bohemians 1905 (loan) 2015–16 Czech First League 27 8 1 0 28 8
Sampdoria 2016–17 Serie A 32 11 3 2 35 13
Roma 2017–18 Serie A 22 2 1 1 3[b] 0 26 3
2018–19 Serie A 24 3 2 2 6[b] 0 32 5
Total 46 5 3 3 9 0 0 0 58 8
RB Leipzig (loan) 2019–20 Bundesliga 22 10 1 0 5[b] 0 28 10
Bayer Leverkusen 2020–21 Bundesliga 29 9 2 1 5[a] 3 36 13
2021–22 Bundesliga 27 24 1 0 3[a] 0 31 24
Total 56 33 3 1 8 3 0 0 67 37
Career total 187 67 15 7 24 3 0 0 226 77
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League

International[edit]

Schick with the Czech Republic in 2018
As of match played 11 October 2021[42]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Czech Republic 2016 3 1
2017 2 0
2018 9 4
2019 8 4
2020 0 0
2021 11 8
Total 33 17
As of match played 11 October 2021
Scores and results list Czech Republic's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Schick goal.
List of international goals scored by Patrik Schick[43]
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2016 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria 1  Malta 6–0 6–0 Friendly
2 26 March 2018 Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China 7  China PR 2–1 4–1 2018 China Cup
3 6 September 2018 Městský fotbalový stadion, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic 10  Ukraine 1–0 1–2 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
4 13 October 2018 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia 11  Slovakia 2–1 2–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
5 19 November 2018 Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic 14 1–0 1–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
6 7 June 2019 Stadion Letná, Prague, Czech Republic 17  Bulgaria 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
7 2–1
8 10 June 2019 Andrův stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic 18  Montenegro 3–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
9 7 September 2019 Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina, Kosovo 19  Kosovo 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying
10 24 March 2021 Arena Lublin, Lublin, Poland 23  Estonia 1–1 6–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 8 June 2021 Stadion Letná, Prague, Czech Republic 26  Albania 1–0 3–1 Friendly
12 14 June 2021 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 27  Scotland 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020
13 2–0
14 18 June 2021 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 28  Croatia 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2020
15 27 June 2021 Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary 30  Netherlands 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020
16 3 July 2021 Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan 31  Denmark 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2020
17 11 October 2021 Central Stadium, Kazan, Russia 33  Belarus 1–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Sparta Prague[43]

Czech Republic

Individual

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