Galatasaray, who qualified for the Europa League play-offs by finishing third in Group A of the Champions League, faced Czech side Sparta Prague in the draw. Galatasaray will play their first leg at home and the second leg away. We put the spotlight on Sparta Prague ahead of their first game on February 15, 2024
Entrance: 12/18/2023 – 4:48 p.m To update: 12/18/2023 – 6:56 p.m
THE MAJORITY OF THE TEAM ARE LOCAL PLAYERS
The majority of Sparta Prague's squad consists of Czech players. 17 of the 27 players in Sparta Prague's senior team are Czech citizens. Among these stars, Martin Vitik, Lukas Sadilek, Ladislav Krejci, Jaroslav Zeleny and Jan Kuchta also play for the Czech Republic national team.
Also notable is the inclusion of Danish players in the squad following the appointment of Dane Brian Priske as coach in July 2022. While 25-year-old goalkeeper Peter Jensen is the team's main goalkeeper, 27-year-old defender Aserger Sorensen is among the players who played the most games in the team.
AVERAGE AGE 25
Sparta Prague is one of the teams with the lowest average age in the UEFA Europa League. The average age of the team, the majority of whom are between 23 and 27 years old, is 25 years old. The captain of the team is 24-year-old Ladislav Krejci. Krejci is also the team's most valuable player with a market value of 5 million euros.