Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players

12 Ondrej Celustka

  • Position:Defender
  • DOB:18/06/1989
  • Origin:Czech Republic
  • Height(cm):185
  • Weight(kg):79
  • Join Date:12/08/2013

Sunderland secured the services of Ondřej on a season-long loan from Turkish side, Trabzonspor in summer 2013.

The arrival of the Czech U21 international caused a stir amongst supporters, who wasted no time in trawling the internet to find footage of the full-back in action. 

The right-back started his career with FC Tescoma Zlín, before a string of impressive performances saw the young defender get snapped up by high-flying Gambrinus Liga outfit, Slavia Prague in 2009. 

After 14 appearances for Prague, he followed up a loan move to Palermo in February 2010, with a permanent deal at the end of the season. 

Following a season with the Serie A club, where Ondřej has revealed he picked up the basics of speaking Italian, he signed a five-year deal with Trabzonspor.

He made an instant impact with the Turkish side, marking his debut with a late winner against Inter Milan, and went on to make 27 appearances across two seasons.

At the time of making his switch to the Stadium of Light, the defender had represented his country at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level, but was yet to make his full debut for the national side.

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