New player: Dominik Holec
Sparta announces first new player for the 2020/2021 season! 25-year-old goalkeeper Dominik Holec comes as a free agent after the termination of the contract in MŠK Žilina. Dominik is also Slovak international. He signed up a contract in Sparta until the end of June 2023. He will not play matches for Sparta in this season, but will train with us.
Dominik Holec spent his whole career in Žilina, where he palyed for nineteen years. He just played few times on loan. Last time, he was in Senica where he became number one, and after returning to Žilina, he was in the same role for two years.
Last season, he gained third place with MŠK, in the current one Žilina was in second place before the interruption of the league. Holec started in twenty-two matches in this season, he kept a clean shhet in eleven of them and. For example, in November he was elected as the best player in the Slovak league.
After the interruption of the Slovak league, Žilina terminated the contracts of all its players and they have begun to look for new clubs. After several weeks of choosing, Dominik decided for Sparta. “I am looking forward to new challenges in a great team, in a great city and with amazing fans. I believe that we will be successful together and I will help the team as much as possible," Dominik said after signing the contract. His father was also a football goalkeeper. Peter Holec played for Bohemians and České Budějovice in the Czech league.
"Everyone at the club is sympathetic, I'm happy to be here. My feelings are really great, it's hard to describe by words. I probably don't fully realize it yet, it will be probably latter," Dominik smiles.
"Dominik played an important role in Žilina and also thanks to him the team was on a second in the table of the Slovak league with the second lowest number of conceded goals before the interruption of the league. Žilina plays a very offensive style. In the last season, Dominik had the second highest number of successful saves of all goalkeepers in the league,“ Sparta Sports Director Tomáš Rosický talked about Holec's statistics.
"There will be an opportunity for him to prove his abilities in Sparta. After his transfer, we have significant rivals to this position. Every goalkeeper will play for maximum," Rosický adds.
Dominik, we wish you a successful engagement in Sparta! Good luck!