Adam Hložek, a Czech footballer in the Bundesliga, is facing financial difficulties that have led to the mortgage of his family home, where his parents reside.
The former Czech national team player, who had a lengthy career with clubs such as Slavia Prague, Kaiserslautern, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Legia Warsaw, has found himself in a dire situation.
About six months ago, reports surfaced in the Czech media highlighting Hložek’s substantial financial problems. There were even claims that he had fled to Brazil after not showing up for his team’s training camp in Zlín.
Hložek, in response to the accusations, clarified that he was not evading responsibility and expressed frustration at being portrayed as a fugitive. He emphasized the need to defend his family amid the challenging circumstances.
The saga continues, as Hložek filed for bankruptcy in the Hradec Králové court. According to legal requirements, he was expected to commit to repaying 30 percent of his existing debts, totaling around 100,000 euros.
However, Hložek failed to meet these obligations, resulting in a resurgence of the problem. In an attempt to settle his debts, the footballer has taken up work in the transportation industry and resorted to betting on football matches.
Despite his efforts, luck has not been on his side, leading to further indebtedness. Hložek has sought financial assistance from former teammates, with Ondřej Čelůstka providing the most substantial support. Due to the accumulated debts, he is now compelled to mortgage the family home where his parents currently reside.