Filip Twardzik

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Filip Twardzik
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Twardzik playing for Celtic in 2010
Personal information
Full nameFilip Twardzik [1]
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
Number 10
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
0000–2009 Hertha Berlin
2009–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
2011–2015 Celtic 5 (0)
2015–2016 Bolton Wanderers 5 (1)
2017–2018 Vítkovice 26 (6)
2018– Ružomberok 19 (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 31 May 2019

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

Association football Team field sport

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Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

MFK Ružomberok association football club in Slovakia

MFK Ružomberok is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of 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]

Patrik Twardzik is a Czech footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for VfB Germania Halberstadt in the Regionalliga Nordost.

Hertha BSC sports club of Berlin in Germany

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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]

Scottish Cup competition for mens association football clubs in Scotland

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Peterhead F.C. association football club

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. Scotland association football club

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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]

Neil Lennon Footballer and manager

Neil Francis Lennon is a Northern Irish football coach and former player who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic.

Bolton Wanderers F.C. Football club in England

Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in EFL League One, the third tier of English football. Formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, it adopted its current name in 1877 and was a founder member of the Football League in 1888. Bolton have spent more seasons than any other club in the top flight without winning the title. They finished third in the First Division in 1891–92, 1920–21 and 1924–25. Bolton won the FA Cup three times in the 1920s, and again in 1958. The club spent a season in the Fourth Division in 1987-88 before regaining top-flight status in 1995 and qualifying for the UEFA Cup twice, reaching the last 32 in 2005–06 and the last 16 in 2007–08.

Derby County F.C. Association football club

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MFK Ružomberok

After one season with Ostrava-based club MFK Vítkovice (2nd division), he joined Ružomberok. He cited co-operation with his former coach David Holoubek as one of the reasons for the shift to Ružomberok. [10] He also said that a 'career restart' is another reason for his spell in Ružomberok, where he had been on a pre-season trial two years earlier. [11]

Ostrava Statutory City in Czech Republic

Ostrava is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic, and the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is 15 km (9 mi) from the border with Poland, at the meeting point of four rivers: the Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lučina. In terms of both population and area Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, the second largest city in Moravia, and the largest city in Czech Silesia. It straddles the border of the two historic provinces of Moravia and Silesia. The population is almost 300,000 people. The wider conurbation – which also includes the towns of Bohumín, Doubrava, Havířov, Karviná, Orlová, Petřvald and Rychvald – is home to about 500,000 people, making it the largest urban area in the Czech Republic apart from the capital, Prague.

MFK Vítkovice association football club in the Czech Republic

MFK Vítkovice is a football club from Vítkovice, Ostrava, Czech Republic. It was founded in 1919 as FC Vítkovice, announced bankruptcy in 2011 and transformed to MFK Vítkovice. The club won the Czechoslovak First League in the 1985–86 season.

David Holoubek Czech football manager

David Holoubek is Czech football manager who was lastly manager of Slovak club MFK Ružomberok.

Although in Vítkovice he played as a defensive midfielder, in Ružomberok Holoubek utilised him as a center back again. He debuted in Fortuna liga on the first matchday (21 July 2018) against iClinic Sereď. The game concluded as a goal-less tie. [12] In the season he made 19 league appearance (plus 3 in Slovnaft Cup), always in the starting XI. He scored a single goal, on 2 December 2018, in a 3–1 win over struggling reigning champions, Spartak Trnava, from a penalty after a foul on fellow Czech Erik Daniel.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

The 2018–19 Slovak Cup was the 50th edition of the competition. This tournament began on 15 July 2018.

The Czechs, Czechians, or the Czech people, are a West Slavic ethnic group and a nation native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe, who share a common ancestry, culture, history, and Czech language.

In early March, however, Twardzik suffered an unspecified injury and did not participate in the remaining 12 games of the season, particularly the championship group, during which Ružomberok reclaimed and kept the third position, guaranteeing a spot in next season's Europa League first qualifying round.

After the departure of Holoubek and his assistant Jiří Jarošík from Ružomberok, it was unclear whether Twardzik would remain in the club. [13]

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. [14] 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]

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