Jan Sýkora is a professional Czech football midfielder born on 29 December 1993 in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Since January 2017, he has been a member of SK Slavia Prague. He plays as the left midfielder or defence, or as a central midfielder. His role model is the former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedvěd.
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I started my football career in the team FC Švihov from where I transferred to TJ Přeštice and then to the Football Club Viktoria Plzeň. In 2011, I moved to AC Sparta Praha where I played as a reserve player or a junior. Between 2014 and 2015, I was a player on loan in Football Club Zbrojovka Brno. In the summer of 2015, Zbrojovka, where I played 26 matches in that year and scored four goals, was interested in extending my engagement; however, after reconsidering, I decided to return to Sparta.
fc slovan liberec
After returning to Sparta, I became part of the transfer in which Sparta bought back the player Martin Frýdek from Slovan Liberec and with the money to Liberec, I was released for the transfer as well. I subsequently concluded a three-year contract with Slovan. In the 2015/16 season, Liberec presented itself in the UEFA European League group stage, where the team was drawn to Group G with the teams SC Braga (Portugal), Olympique de Marseille (France) and FC Groningen (Netherlands). In this group, I played in the five of the
six matches and missed only the first one against Groningen. In the match on 15 September 2016 I broke the record of the fastest goal in the UEFA European League, which was then held by the Spanish player Vitolo (13.21 seconds), with the time of 10.69 seconds. It was during the European League 2016/17match of Qarabağ FK with FC Slovan Liberec (draw 2:2).
sk slavia praha
In winter break of the season 2016/17, AC Sparta Praha, SK Slavia Praha and FC Viktoria Plzeň showed interest in me. I decided to take Slavia offer and challenge. In the same year, I managed to join the line up and helped to win the championship title in the highest Czech competition.
I started with the Czech national team as a youth player, specifically for selections under 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 years old. In August 2016, the national team coach Karel Jarolím first nominated me to the A-team of the Czech Republic for a warm-up match with Armenia, in which I debuted (August 31, win 3:0).