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Mittwoch, 04.06.2014

FCN sign Jakub Sylvestr

1. FC Nürnberg have secured the services of last season's second-league top goalscorer Jakub Sylvestr. The Slovak comes to Nürnberg from FC Erzgebirge Aue

1. FC Nürnberg have further strengthened their team for the upcoming season: Jakub Sylvestr signed a contract with ‘Der Club’ on Monday, 2nd June 2014. The Slovakian striker will move to Sportpark Valznerweiher from FC Erzgebirge Aue. Sylvestr was top scorer in the second league last season with 15 goals.

Jakub Sylvestr was one of the exceptional strikers in the second division last season, who was on the wish lists of a lot of other clubs, explained Martin Bader, Head of Sport and Public Relations at 1. FCN. “We are delighted that he has decided to join ‘Der Club’. He will surely help us move forwards with his skills.

Current Slovakian international

His tally of 15 goals in the recent season helped Jakub Sylvestr to secure the top goalscorer crown in the second division. The 25-year-old has been under contract at Erzgebirge Aue since the 2012/13 season and made 66 appearances (23 goals) in this time period. The Slovakian international previously played for top Croatia club Dinamo Zagreb. Sylvestr’s professional debut came with the rich-in-tradition club Slovan Bratislava at the age of 18.

“I am looking forward to the challenge in Nürnberg and want to contribute to FCN achieving their set targets”, said Jakub Sylvestr. “I had very good discussions with those responsible and quickly got the feeling that I could make my next development here.” The 178cm tall striker is the fifth new addition for the upcoming season alongside Jan Polak, Danny Blum, mike Ott and Willi Evseev.


Jakub Sylvestr factfile:

Date of birth: February 2nd 1989
Place of birth: Banska Bystrica
Nationality: Slovak

Previous clubs: Jupie Podlavice (1997-2004), Dukla Banska Bystrica (2004-2005), Slovan Bratislava (2005-2010), Artmedia Bratislava (2009), Dinamo Zagreb (2010-2012), FC Erzgebirge Aue (2012-2014)