Patrik Twardzik

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Patrik Twardzik
Personal information
Full name Patrik Twardzik
Date of birth (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Třinec, Czech Republic
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Germania Halberstadt
Youth career
0000–2008 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt
2008–2009 Hertha BSC
2009–2012 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Celtic 0 (0)
2013–2014Livingston (loan) 1 (0)
2014–2017 Rot-Weiß Erfurt II 2 (0)
2014–2017 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 5 (0)
2017–2018 Germania Halberstadt 32 (7)
2018 BFC Dynamo 9 (0)
2019– Germania Halberstadt 5 (1)
National team
Czech Republic U17 13 (3)
Czech Republic U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2019

Patrik Twardzik (born 10 February 1993) is a Czech footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for VfB Germania Halberstadt in the Regionalliga Nordost.

Early life[edit]

Twardzik was born in the Czech Republic but educated in Germany as his father played football there.

Club career[edit]

Twardzik and twin brother Filip started off their careers with Sachsen Leipzig before being signed by Hertha Berlin.[1] On 1 February 2009, they were both signed by Celtic, a week before their 16th birthday.[2] Filip and Patrik both suspended their education when they moved to Celtic.[citation needed] Their mother also moved to Scotland to help them adjust to their new life.[1]

In September 2012, Twardzik signed a contract extension with the club, which will keep him until 2014.[3] After a year, Twardzik joined Scottish Championship side Livingston on loan that will keep him until January.[4] Twardzik made his debut for the club on 23 November 2013, where he set up a goal, in a 5–1 victory over Greenock Morton.[5] After appearing two substitute appearances for the club, Twardzik returned to his parent club.[6] At the end of the season, Twardzik was released by the club upon his expiry of his contract and separating his twin brother.[7]

In November 2014 he joined the reserve team of his youth club FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

His twin brother Filip, a midfielder, plays for Bolton. His older brother, Dan, plays for Motherwell as a goalkeeper. His father, René, was also a goalkeeper and played for Sachsen Leipzig.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 February 2018[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Livingston (loan) 2013–14 Scottish Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 2015–16 3. Liga 5 0 5 0
Germania Halberstadt 2017–18 Regionalliga Nordost 19 3 1 0 20 3
Career total 25 3 2 0 0 0 27 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Czech siblings Filip & Patrik Twardzik hoping to emulate McStay brothers at Celtic". Daily Record. Media Scotland. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Czech twins lured". The Scotsman. Johnston Publishing. 3 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Celtic: Twardzik twins win contract extensions". BBC Sport. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Patrol Twardzik Czechs In". Livingston FC. 24 November 2013. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Greenock Morton 1 - 5 Livingston". BBC Sport. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  6. ^ "No bids received for Livingston stars Donaldson, McNulty and Scougall". Daily Record. Media Scotland. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Academy confirm young players to exit Paradise". Celtic FC. 15 May 2014. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ Patrik Twardzik at Soccerway. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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