Filip Twardzik

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Filip Twardzik
Twardzik playing for Celtic in 2010
Personal information
Full nameFilip Twardzik [1]
Date of birth (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Třinec, Czech Republic
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
MFK Ružomberok
Number 10
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
–2009 Hertha BSC
2009–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
2011–2015 Celtic 5 (0)
2015–2016 Bolton Wanderers 5 (1)
2017–2018 Vítkovice 26 (6)
2018– Ružomberok 18 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Czech Republic U17 14 (5)
2011–2013 Czech Republic U19 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 January 2019

Filip Twardzik (born 10 February 1993) [2] is a Czech footballer who plays as a midfielder for Slovak club MFK Ružomberok.


Club career


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]

Bolton Wanderers

On 2 February 2015, Twardzik re-joined his former Celtic manager Neil Lennon at Championship side Bolton Wanderers. He signed a two-year contract at the Macron Stadium and went on to score on his debut in a 4–1 defeat for Wanderers at Derby County. [9]

International career

Twardzik played three times in the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He played 14 times in total for Czech Republic U17s scoring five goals. [10] He made his competitive debut for Czech Republic U19s on 21 May 2011, in a 1–0 victory over the Netherlands. [2]

Personal life

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

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


  1. "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Filip Twardzik career stats". UEFA. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. 1 2 3 "Czech siblings Filip & Patrik Twardzik hoping to emulate McStay brothers at Celtic". Daily Record. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  4. "Czech twins lured". Scotsman. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. "Peterhead 0–3 Celtic". BBC Sport. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  6. "Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic Match facts". Guardian News and Media. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  7. "Scottish Premier League – Live". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  8. "How Celtic won the title". STV. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  9. Derby County 4 - 1 Bolton Wanderers BBC Sport, 7 February 2015
  10. Filip Twardzik at FAČR (in Czech)