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Filip Hološko (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈfilib ˈɦɔlɔʃkɔ];[a] born 17 January 1984) is a former Slovak football striker.

Filip Hološko
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Hološko with Beşiktaş in 2014
Personal information
Full name Filip Hološko
Date of birth (1984-01-17) 17 January 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Piešťany, Slovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Slovácko
Number 21
Youth career
1990–1998 MFK Piešťany
1998–2001 AS Trenčín
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 AS Trenčín 1 (0)
2002–2005 Slovan Liberec 54 (17)
2006–2008 Manisaspor 65 (21)
2008–2015 Beşiktaş 144 (42)
2011İstanbul BB (loan) 10 (5)
2014–2015Çaykur Rizespor (loan) 25 (2)
2015–2017 Sydney FC 52 (18)
2017–2018 Slovan Bratislava 40 (9)
2019 Slovácko 11 (1)
National team
2005–2015 Slovakia 65 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2015

CareerEdit

International careerEdit

He came to international attention playing for the Slovakia Under-20 team in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. On 3 September 2010, Hološko scored a last-minute goal against Macedonia after a Marek Hamšík assist to help provide a winning start to Slovakia's Euro 2012 qualification campaign.

BeşiktaşEdit

At the mid of 2007/08 season, he was transferred to Beşiktaş JK in exchange of the forward Burak Yılmaz (a promising youngster at the time) along with veteran defender Koray Avcı plus a considerable sum of €5 million. Regarding the huge amount paid, and two first team regulars given to an exchange deal, both Yıldırım Demirören and the Beşiktaş board were severely criticized by media pundits. However, Hološko managed to blend in after a brief period of time and embarrassed many, with his miraculous performance during the 2008-09 season. Holosko is also well known for his goal against Fenerbahce in the second half of the season; he took the ball from his own half and later he ran through five Fenerbahce players and scored. He also scored a goal in the Turkish Cup Final in İzmir Atatürk Stadium vs Fenerbahce, with a final score of 4–2 to the Black Eagles.

After a prominently successful season, Holosko had to struggle with a heavy injury on his splint bone, which occurred in the CSKA Moscow-Besiktas Champions League game (the outcome of which was a 2–1 defeat to Besiktas). At the end of the first half of the 2009-10 season he had only made 5 league appearances, scoring just a single goal. On 2 December 2010 he scored Beşiktaş' 100th goal in UEFA Cup Competitions vs CSKA Sofia.[1]

Season Turkish Super League Türkiye Kupası Turkish Super Cup European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–2008 16 07 05 02 0- 0- 0- 0- 21 09
2008–2009 30 010 09 04 0- 0- 04 01 43 015
2009–2010 18 06 00 00 0- 0- 02 00 20 06
2010–2011 14 02 02 00 0- 0- 07 04 23 06
2011–2012 23 05 02 00 0- 0- 09 00 34 05
2012–2013 31 010 02 02 0- 0- 00 00 33 012
2013–2014 12 02 01 00 00 00 00 00 13 02
All Seasons 144 42 021 08 00 00 022 05 187 55

Sydney FCEdit

On 20 July 2015, Sydney FC announced that it had signed Hološko as the club's international marquee on a 2-year deal.[2]

Whilst Sydney struggled in 2015-16, Holosko was a highlight and a fan favourite. His work ethic, speed, and goal scoring ability was much appreciated by the Sydney faithful.

In 2016-17, Holosko teamed up yet again with Bobô, proving clinical together in the A-League, scoring 22 goals between them and several assists.

On 8 October 2016, Holosko scored Sydney FC's first goal of the A-League campaign, in a 4-0 rout of local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers in the Sydney Derby,[3] and scored a brace the following week against Central Coast Mariners in another 4-0 win.[4]

Holosko finished the 2016-17 A-League regular season on 7 goals, and 8 assists as Sydney FC won the Premiership with a record number of points. He scored in the Sky Blues' 3-0 semifinal win over Perth Glory, edging him to 5th place on Sydney FC's all time goalscorers list.

On 22 May 2017, Sydney FC announced that Holosko's contract would not be renewed, and that he had returned to Europe.[5]

Season A-League FFA Cup Asian Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015–2016 024 010 00 00 00 00 024 10
2016–2017 028 08 04 01 00 00 032 9
All Seasons 52 18 04 01 00 00 56 19

Personal lifeEdit

Hološko is married with Adelka, who gave birth to a girl, named Sophie, in May 2009.[6]

In August 2010, they had another daughter named Claudia.[7]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 November 2005 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia   Spain 1–0 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup play-offs
2. 20 May 2006 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia   Belgium 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 13 October 2007 Mestský štadión, Dubnica, Slovakia   San Marino 5–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
4. 21 November 2007 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 0–2 0–5 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying[8][9]
5. 9 September 2009 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland 0–2 0–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 3 September 2010 Pasienky, Bratislava, Slovakia   North Macedonia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
7. 29 March 2011 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia   Denmark 1–1 1–2 Friendly
8. 18 November 2014 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia   Finland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
Correct as of 7 October 2015[10]

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Filip is pronounced [ˈfilip].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Holosko Makes History". BJK. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Sydney FC confirm International Marquee". Sydney FC. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.a-league.com.au/article/sydney-fcs-epic-second-half-blows-away-western-sydney-wanderers/1cjvijj541is61hkm4xpd6bdm8
  4. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-15/sydney-fc-thump-the-mariners-4-0/7936068
  5. ^ Smithies, Tom (22 May 2017). "A-League champions Sydney FC end relationship with marquee Filip Holosko after two seasons". The Daily Telegraph.
  6. ^ Filip´s first day with daughter
  7. ^ (in Turkish) Filip Holosko ikinci kez baba oldu
  8. ^ Footballdatabase.eu: San Marino – Slovakia 0:5 (in English)
  9. ^ San Marino – Slovensko 0:5, Eurofotbal.cz, retrieved 5 March 2013 (Czech)
  10. ^ Football PLAYER: Filip Hološko

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