Jakub Sokolík (born 28 August 1993) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a defender, most recently for Torquay United.

Jakub Sokolík
Personal information
Full name Jakub Sokolík
Date of birth (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Ostrava, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1999–2009 Baník Ostrava
2009–2013 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Liverpool 0 (0)
2014Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2016 Yeovil Town 45 (1)
2014Southend United (loan) 1 (0)
2016 Southend United 5 (0)
2017–2018 Plymouth Argyle 20 (1)
2018 Torquay United 7 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Czech Republic U16 7 (0)
2010 Czech Republic U17 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:01, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

LiverpoolEdit

Sokolík joined the youth academy of Baník Ostrava when he was 6 years old in 1999. He signed for the Liverpool youth academy in 2009 after he was spotted by Eduardo Macia, Liverpool's chief scout.[1] He made his debut for the reserve team against Everton reserves.[2]

After a successful trial,[3] Sokolík joined Southend United in League Two on loan on 11 March 2014 for the rest of the season.[4] His first involvement with the club was in a match against Scunthorpe United where he was an unused substitute.[5] He made his debut for the club in a match against Bury on 15 March 2014. He started the match instead of Mark Philips.[6]

At the end of 2013–14 season, Sokolík was released by Liverpool.[7]

Yeovil TownEdit

Soon after being released by Liverpool, Sokolík signed for Yeovil Town on a two-year contract on 30 June 2014 despite interests to make a return to Southend United on a permanent basis.[8][9]

On 31 October 2014, Sokolík rejoined Southend United on a one-month loan deal.[10] The next day, Sokolík made his first appearance since his return, in a 2–1 win over Mansfield Town.[11] Soon after, Sokolík loan spell with Southend United was extended until 3 January 2015.[12] However, Sokolík's loan spell with Southend United was soon cut after a knee injury kept him out for three months.[13]

He was released by Yeovil at the end of the 2015–16 season.[14]

Southend UnitedEdit

On 29 July 2016, Sokolík signed for Southend United on a five-month contract until 31 December 2016 with a view to a longer-term deal.[15]

Plymouth ArgyleEdit

On 4 January 2017, Plymouth Argyle confirmed Sokolík had joined them after his contract at Southend United ran down.[16]

Sokolík featured heavily in the remainder of the 2016–17 season, playing eighteen times and even scoring on his debut against Yeovil Town. But he featured very little in the 2017–18 season, with just five appearances coming his way by the start of the new year. Sokolík left Argyle by mutual consent on 31 January 2018.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 25 June 2019.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool 2013–14[18] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United (loan) 2013–14[18] League Two 10 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 12 0
Yeovil Town 2014–15[19] League One 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
2015–16[20] League Two 34 1 4 0 1 0 1[b] 0 40 1
Total 45 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 52 1
Southend United (loan) 2014–15[19] League Two 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Southend United 2016–17[21] League One 5 0 1 0 1 0 2[c] 0 9 0
Plymouth Argyle 2016–17[21] League Two 18 1 18 1
2017–18[22] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 2[d] 0 5 0
Total 20 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 23 1
Torquay United 2017–18 National League 5 0 5 0
2018–19 National League South 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 88 2 6 0 4 0 7 0 105 2
  1. ^ Appearances in League Two play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liverpool Czech out 16-year-old Banik Ostrava defender Jakub Sokolik as Rafa Benitez tracks European youth". Daily Mail. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Jakub Sokolik". Liverpool. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Southend United manager Phil Brown to Czech out Liverpool defender Jakub Sokolik". Echo News. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Southend United complete loan signing of defender Jakub Sokolik from Liverpool". Echo news. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe made it a club record 20 matches unbeaten but missed the chance to go top of League Two after Southend retrieved a two-goal deficit". BBC. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Team news: Sokolik to make his debut". Soutend United. 15 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Premier League clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Yeovil Town: Chris Weale returns as Krysiak and Sokolik sign". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Southend United manager Phil Brown: We're in the box seat to get Jakub Sokolik". Echo News. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Southend United bring in Jakub Sokolik and Elliot Lee". BBC Sport. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Mansfield Town 1–2 Southend United". BBC Sport. 1 November 2014.
  12. ^ "News: Jakub Sokolik's loan extended from Yeovil Town". Southend United F.C. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Jakub Sokolik cut shorts loan spell at Southend United to return to Yeovil Town after picking up knee injury". Echo News. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Way announced retained list". Yeovil Town F.C. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Jakub Sokolik: Southend United sign former Yeovil Town centre-back". BBC Sport. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Jakub Checks In". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Plymouth Argyle confirm departure of former Liverpool defender Jakub Sokolik on transfer deadline day". The Plymouth Herald. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Jakub Sokolik in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Jakub Sokolik in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  20. ^ "Games played by Jakub Sokolik in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Jakub Sokolík in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  22. ^ "Games played by Jakub Sokolík in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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