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Libor Sionko
Personal information
Date of birth February 1, 1977 (1977-02-01) (age 32)
Place of birth    Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sparta Prague
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1993-1994
1994-1996
1996-1997
1997-1999
1999-2004
2004
2004-2006
2006-2007
2007-2009
2010-
Banik Ostrava
TŽ Třinec
VTJ Znojmo
Banik Ostrava
Sparta Prague
Grazer AK
Austria Vienna
Rangers
F.C. Copenhagen
Sparta Prague
001 0(0)
012 0(3)
000 0(0)
045 (11)
095 (25)
006 0(0)
063 0(8)
018 0(3)
054 0(9)   
National team2
1999- Czech Republic 033 0(8)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 13 January 2010.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 16:17, 11 June 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Libor Sionko (born February 1, 1977 in Ostrava) is a Czech footballer currently playing for Sparta Prague.

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Club career

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Early career

He previously played for Austria Vienna, Grazer AK, Sparta Prague, Banik Ostrava and Rangers. Playing successfully for Sparta in the Czech League and UEFA Champions League, where Sparta in two occasions (1999-00 and 2003-04), got through from the group stage. He left Prague, due to contract problems, to join high-rising Grazer Athletik Klub in February 2004, helping to achieve the first ever Austrian championship for the Styrians. He also was in the team winning the Austrian Cup for the 4th time.

After that remarkable success and change to Austria Vienna, he was a principal for a very successful challenge in the 2004-05 UEFA Cup, when the Viennese side reached the quarter-final. In 2005-06 the Czech player was an Austrian double winner a second time.

Rangers & Copenhagen

He completed a Bosman transfer to Rangers on 16 May 2006 on a three year contract.[1 ]

He scored on his SPL debut against Motherwell on July 30, 2006 in the Gers' 2-1 win.[2] Frequent injury, however, meant that he was used intermittently by Paul Le Guen. He re-established himself in the team in December 2006 where he scored against Hibernian[3] and Aberdeen,[4] as Rangers' form improved after a poor start to the season.

On July 27, 2007, it was announced Rangers have agreed a deal for the transfer of Sionko to the Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen[5], and the next day he was presented in the club after signing a 2 year deal.[6]

On August 4 came Sionko's debut for the club, where he assisted in the single goal at the 1-0 victory away against AGF. His first goal for the club came in his second match, and his home debut at Parken Stadium, against Esbjerg fB notching a 5-2 victory. Afterwards he started the next six matches at the bench, but on September 23 he was back in the lineup in his first New Firm Derby against Brøndby IF. This match ended 1-0 for FCK, the goal assisted by Sionko. Afterwards he has scored twice in a cup match against FC Fredericia and once against Lyngby Boldklub - in both matches he was named man of match.

Following the Lyngby-match, Sionko told fck.dk that his family has settled down well in Copenhagen, unlike their stay in Glasgow, he further stated that he calls Copenhagen his second home.[7]

Sparta Prag

Sionko was rarely used in the first team in the autumn of 2009 and in Januar 2010 he was released from his contract and subsequently signed with Sparta Prague. The midfielder has signed with the Czech club a contract until June 2012, after become free from Copenaghen.

International career

Sionko has been capped more than thirty times by the Czech Republic national team, and has scored 7 goals. He had been only a substitute for a long time, because his position of right winger was occupied by Karel Poborský.

2006 World Cup

He was called up to the Czech team for the 2006 World Cup due to Vladimír Šmicer being injured; however he only featured as a late substitute role in some games as the Czechs were knocked out in the group stage of the competition. Sionko's World Cup debut came against Ghana on June 17, 2006. Ghana won the game 2-0.

Euro 2008

On June 11, Sionko scored for the Czech Republic in their second game of Euro 2008, a 1-3 defeat to Portugal which sent the Portuguese through to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Sionko equalised in the 17th minute after Deco had opened the scoring in the 8th minute. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma added two further goals for their team in the second half to leave the Czechs to battle it out with Turkey in the final game of Group A.

International goals

As of 1 March 2009.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. November 12, 2003 Na Stínadlech, Teplice, Czech Republic  Canada 4 – 0 5 – 1 Friendly
2. September 6, 2006 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 0 – 1 0 – 3 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
3. September 6, 2006 Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia  Slovakia 0 – 2 0 – 3 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
4. October 17, 2007 Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany  Germany 0 – 1 0 – 3 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
5. May 30, 2008 Letná, Prague, Czech Republic  Scotland 1 – 0 3 – 1 Friendly
6. May 30, 2008 Letná, Prague, Czech Republic  Scotland 3 – 1 3 – 1 Friendly
7. June 11, 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Portugal 1 – 1 1 – 3 UEFA Euro 2008
8. October 15, 2008 Na Stínadlech, Teplice, Czech Republic  Slovenia 1 – 0 1 – 0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying

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Simple English

Libor Sionko
Personal information
Full name Libor Sionko
Date of birth 1 February 1977 (1977-02-01) (age 34)
Place of birth    Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sparta Prague
Number 7
Senior clubs
Years Club
1993-1994
1994-1996
1996-1997
1997-1999
1999-2003
2004
2004-2006
2006-2007
2007-2009
2010-
Baník Ostrava
Železárny Třinec
Znojmo
Baník Ostrava
Sparta Prague
Graz
Austria Wien
Rangers
Copenhagen
Sparta Prague
National team
1999- Czech Republic

Libor Sionko (born 1 February 1977) is a Czech football player. He plays for Sparta Prague and Czech Republic national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
Czech RepublicLeague
1993/94Baník OstravaGambrinus liga10
1994/95Železárny Třinec2. Liga00
1995/96123
1996/97Znojmo
1997/98Baník OstravaGambrinus liga183
1998/99278
1999/00Sparta PragueGambrinus liga255
2000/01113
2001/02288
2002/03175
2003/04144
AustriaLeague
2003/04GrazBundesliga60
2004/05Austria WienBundesliga322
2005/06316
ScotlandLeague
2006/07RangersPremier League183
DenmarkLeague
2007/08CopenhagenSuperliga275
2008/09234
2009/1040
Czech RepublicLeague
2009/10Sparta PragueGambrinus liga
CountryCzech Republic 15339
Austria 698
Scotland 183
Denmark 549
Total 29459

International career statistics

Czech Republic national team
YearAppsGoals
199910
200020
200110
200250
200311
200440
200530
200662
200741
2008104
200920
2010
Total398

References


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