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Aston Villa in the EFL: Remember Libor Kozak? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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Libor Kozak is certainly a blast from the past for many an Aston Villa fan, with the Czech Republic international having last worn their colours back in 2017. 

The big target man originally arrived in the Midlands during the summer of 2013 from Italian side Lazio and would go on to play a total of just 22 games, whilst scoring four goals in the process, during what was an injury ravaged spell for the striker at Villa Park.

First Kozak broke his right leg during his debut season for the club and then in early 2017 he was forced to have ankle surgery in a bid to solve what was an ongoing fitness problem for the 32-year-old.

That year he was then released by Villa after failing to make much of a memorable impact during his time in England and was quickly snapped up by another Italian club in the form of SSC Bari.

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The striker went  on to score just twice in 16 games and then moved on to US Livorno 1915 in Serie B, where he also struggled and left after failing to notch a single goal for the Italian side.

Kozak did however have more success upon his return to the Czech Republic as he went on to score 29 goals whilst taking in spells with FC Slovan Liberec and AC Sparta Prague respectively in the Fortuna Liga.

He now plies his trade for Puskás Akadémia FC in the Hungarian first tier and has one goal to his name in seven appearances across all competitions.

A player who has rarely been prolific in his career, Kozak is an individual that many a Villa fan will have banished to the back of their minds until now, with injury having ultimately disrupted what could have been a successful stint with the club.


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ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Aston Villa in the EFL: Remember Libor Kozak? Here’s what he’s up to nowadays

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