Filip Twardzik

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Filip Twardzik
Filip Twardzik 2010.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth(1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 19)
Place of birthTřinec, Czech Republic
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubCeltic
Number56
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
0000–2009Hertha BSC
2009–2011Celtic
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–Celtic3(0)
National team
2009–2010Czech Republic U1714(5)
2011–Czech Republic U197(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012
 
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Filip Twardzik
Filip Twardzik 2010.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth(1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 19)
Place of birthTřinec, Czech Republic
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubCeltic
Number56
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
0000–2009Hertha BSC
2009–2011Celtic
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–Celtic3(0)
National team
2009–2010Czech Republic U1714(5)
2011–Czech Republic U197(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Filip Twardzik (born 10 February 1993)[1] is a Czech footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Scottish Premier League club Celtic and the Czech Republic U19 national team. [2]

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Career

Twardzik was born in Czech Republic but educated in Germany as his father played football there. Twardzik and twin brother Patrik started off their careers with Sachsen Leipzig before being signed by Hertha Berlin.[3] On 1 February 2009, they were both signed by Celtic, a week before their 16th birthday.[4] Filip and Patrik both suspended their education when they moved to Celtic. Their mother also moved to Scotland to help them adjust to their new life.[3]

Twardzik made his first-team debut for Celtic on 8 January 2012, coming on as a 70th minutes substitute in a Scottish Cup win against Peterhead.[5] He made his second appearance in the next round of the Scottish Cup against Inverness. Coming on as a late substitute in the 93rd minute.[6] His league debut came on 7 April in a 6-0 against victory Kilmarnock, he came on shortly after the start of the second half and assisted the fifth goal with a clever back-heel.[7][8]

International career

He played three times in the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He played 14 times in total for Czech Republic U17s scoring five goals.[9] He made his competitive debut for Czech Republic U19s on 21 May 2011, in a 1–0 victory over Netherlands.[1]

Personal life

His twin brother Patrik, a forward, also plays for Celtic. His older brother, Daniel, plays for Karlsruher SC, as a goalkeeper. His father, René, was also a goalkeeper, and played for Sachsen Leipzig.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Filip Twardzik career stats". Uefa. http://www.uefa.com/teamsandplayers/players/player=250011911/profile/index.html. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Czech display gives Twardzik hope". Uefa.com. 22 May 2010. http://www.uefa.com/under17/news/newsid=1491140.html. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Czech siblings Filip & Patrik Twardzik hoping to emulate McStay brothers at Celtic". Daily Record. December 11, 2009. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/football/spl/2009/12/11/czech-siblings-filip-patrik-twardzik-hoping-to-emulate-mcstay-brothers-at-celtic-86908-21888591/. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Czech twins lured". Scotsman. 3 February 2009. http://sport.scotsman.com/celticfc/Czech-twins-lured-as-part.4939048.jp. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 0-3 Celtic". BBC Sport. 8 January 2012. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/16376812.stm. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic Match facts". http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/match/2012/feb/04/invernesscaledonianthistle-v-celtic.+4 February 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/match/2012/feb/04/invernesscaledonianthistle-v-celtic. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Premier League - Live". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17641605. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "How Celtic won the title". STV.tv. 7 April 2012. http://sport.stv.tv/football/scottish-premier/celtic/302914-kilmarnock-0-5-celtic/. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Filip Twardzik international stats at the Football Association of the Czech Republic website (Czech)

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