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Patrik Schick (born 24 January 1996) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a forward for German club RB Leipzig, on loan from Italian club Roma and the Czech Republic national team.[2]

Patrik Schick
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Patrik Schick in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Prague, Czech Republic
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
(on loan from Roma)
Number 21
Youth career
2013–2014 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Sparta Prague 4 (0)
2015–2016Bohemians 1905 (loan) 27 (8)
2016–2017 Sampdoria 32 (11)
2017– Roma 46 (5)
2019–RB Leipzig (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 Czech Republic U16 2 (0)
2012–2013 Czech Republic U17 11 (7)
2014 Czech Republic U18 2 (0)
2014–2015 Czech Republic U19 15 (7)
2015–2017 Czech Republic U21 12 (11)
2016– Czech Republic 19 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:13, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2019

Club careerEdit

Sparta PragueEdit

He made his league debut for Sparta Prague on 3 May 2014 in a 3–1 away loss at Teplice. He went on loan to Bohemians 1905 in 2015.[3]

SampdoriaEdit

Schick signed for Sampdoria in June 2016 for a reported fee of €4 million.[4] In his first season in Italy, he appeared in 32 league matches and scored 11 goals for Sampdoria. He refused to extend his contract in May 2017, expecting a transfer to another club.[5] In June 2017, Juventus triggered the release clause of a reported €30 million on Schick's contract.[6] However, Schick failed two separate medicals and Juventus backed out of the deal on 18 July.[7][8]

RomaEdit

On 29 August 2017 Schick joined Roma on a temporary deal for a loan fee of €5 million. The club had a conditional obligation to buy the player once certain sporting objectives had been achieved, for an initial fee of €9m, plus bonuses of €8m. Moreover, if Schick was sold by Roma before 1 February 2020, Sampdoria would receive €20m or a 50% transfer fee, depending on which figure were greater. Nevertheless, Sampdoria will receive €20m in February 2020 if Schick will not be sold by the time the January transfer window would closed.[9] Including all possible bonuses, the €42 million price tag would surpass the previous club record transfer fee of €36m (Gabriel Batistuta).[10]

On 2 September 2019, RB Leipzig announced the signing of Schick on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy him permanently.[11]

Style of playEdit

Regarded as a promising young player in the media,[12][13] Schick is a tall and physically strong yet elegant left-footed forward, with an eye for goal.[14][15] Although he usually plays in a central role as a main striker, he is also capable of playing as a second striker, or as a right winger.[15][14][16] A quick, powerful, hard-working, and agile player, he is known for his ability to utilise his physique to hold up the ball with his back to goal, but also possess excellent technique and dribbling skills, as well as good link-up play, which enables him to play the ball first time, participate in the build-up of attacking plays, and provide assists for teammates. He is also good in the air, and is capable of scoring goals with his head.[15][16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 May 2019.[17]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sparta Prague 2013–14 Czech First League 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15 Czech First League 2 0 3 1 2[a] 0 0 0 7 1
Total 4 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 10 1
Bohemians 1905 (loan) 2015–16 Czech First League 27 8 1 0 28 8
Sampdoria 2016–17 Serie A 32 11 3 2 35 13
Roma 2017–18 22 2 1 1 3 0 26 3
2018–19 24 3 2 2 6 0 32 5
Total 46 5 3 3 9 0 0 0 58 8
Career total 109 24 11 6 10 0 0 0 131 30
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International goalsEdit

As of match played 7 September 2019. Czech Republic score listed first, score column indicates score after each Schick goal.[18]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 May 2016 Kufstein Arena, Kufstein, Austria 1   Malta 6–0 6–0 Friendly
2 26 March 2018 Guangxi Sports Center, Nanning, China 7   China PR 2–1 4–1 2018 China Cup
3 6 September 2018 Městský fotbalový stadion, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic 10   Ukraine 1–0 1–2 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
4 13 October 2018 Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia 11   Slovakia 2–1 2–1
5 19 November 2018 Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic 14 1–0 1–0
6 7 June 2019 Stadion Letná, Prague, Czech Republic 17   Bulgaria 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
7 2–1
8 10 June 2019 Andrův stadion, Olomouc, Czech Republic 18   Montenegro 3–0 3–0
9 7 September 2019 Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina, Kosovo 19   Kosovo 1–0 1–2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Patrik Schick". A.S. Roma. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Schick do Sampdorie" [Schick to Sampdoria]. sparta.cz. Sparta Prague. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Bohemians získali útočníka, ze Sparty přichází na hostování Schick". iDNES.cz. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  4. ^ "Schick nakonec Spartu opouští, podepsal smlouvu v Sampdorii Janov". iDNES.cz. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ "Fotbalový útočník Schick odmítl v Sampdorii nabídku nové smlouvy". iDNES.cz. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  6. ^ "Schick absolvoval zdravotní prohlídku, už brzy přestoupí do Juventusu". iDNES.cz. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ "Schickův přestup se nekoná. Sampdoria se s Juventusem nedohodla". iDNES.cz. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ "Official club statement In relation to the player Patrik Schick" (Press release). Juventus F.C. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Patrik Schick signs for Roma in record deal" (Press release). A.S. Roma. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Patrik Schick arrives for Roma medical ahead of move from Sampdoria". ESPN FC. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Transfermeldung: Patrik Schick kommt Leihweise zu RB Leipzig" (in German). RB Leipzig. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  12. ^ Blair Newman; Franco Ficetola; Mark Neale; Emmet Gates; Richard Hall; Luca Hodges-Ramon (24 June 2017). "The 50 best young footballers in Italy". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  13. ^ "The best young players in world football: Christian Pulisic, Jadon Sancho, Ben Woodburn... who are the superstars of the future?". The Telegraph. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  14. ^ a b Marco Lignana (9 July 2016). "Schick sceglie la Samp, Dodò a un passo" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  15. ^ a b c Stefano Chioffi (14 June 2016). "Schick, il centravanti della Repubblica Ceca Under 21 è entrato nei piani di mezza Serie A" (in Italian). Il Corriere dello Sport. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  16. ^ a b Damien Hawkes (17 June 2018). "Patrik Schick Hoping for 2nd Season Success". Prague Post. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  17. ^ "P. Schick". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  18. ^ a b Patrik Schick at Soccerway
  19. ^ "Fotbalistou roku je znovu Čech, mezi trenéry skončila Vrbova série". iDNES.cz (in Czech). 21 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.

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