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Jakub Jankto Biography – Jakub Jankto Wiki
Jakub Jankto is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Czech First League club Sparta Prague, on loan from La Liga club Getafe, and the Czech Republic national team. The midfielder has received 45 caps for the Czech Republic since making his debut in 2017 and has previously played in Italy for Sampdoria and Udinese.
Jakub Jankto Age
Jankto was born on 19 January 1996 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jakub Jankto Gay
On 13 February 2023, Jakub Jankto publicly came out as gay in a video published on Twitter. The Czech Republic international is the highest-profile current male footballer to publicly come out after Josh Cavallo of Adelaide United and Jake Daniels of Blackpool revealed their sexuality in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
“Hi, I’m Jakub Jankto,” he said. “Like everybody else, I have my strengths, I have my weaknesses; I have a family, I have my friends.
“I have a job, which I have been doing it as best as I can, for years, with seriousness, professionalism and passion. Like everybody else, I also want to live my life in freedom without fears, without prejudice, without violence, but with love.
“I am homosexual, and I no longer want to hide myself.”
A message at the end of the video read: “This is not entertainment. The purpose of this video is to encourage others.”
Sparta Prague released a statement in support of Jankto’s decision to come out: “Jakub spoke openly about his sexual orientation with the club some time ago. Everything else concerns his personal life. No further comments. No more questions. You have our support. Live your life, Jakub. Nothing else matters.”
The official Premier League Twitter account replied to Jankto’s message by posting: “We’re with you, Jakub. Football is for everyone”, while Fifpro, the global union for players, tweeted “Live your life, Jakub. Proud” along with a heart emoji.
Jon Holmes, the founder of Sports Media LGBT+, discussed the impact of Jankto’s decision to come out as gay and why it is such a significant moment in football. Holmes told Skysports:
“This is a history-making moment for the men’s game. Jakub is the first active senior international player to come out as gay or bisexual publicly. That in itself is a really significant moment for football.
“I think many people will be familiar with male footballers coming out over the years, but to do it at the elite level, to do it at the age of 27 when you’ve won over 40 international caps for his country, this is a life-changing moment for him, but also shifts the men’s game into a new stage of understanding the experiences of what it’s like to be gay or bisexual and to play at that level.
“I think Jakub has spoken really eloquently and he’s used the power of social media to get his message across and it’s already having a huge impact.”
Jakub Jankto Wife
Is Jakub Jankto married? He isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a wife.
Jakub Jankto Girlfriend
Jakub Jankto previously dated Marketa Ottomanska, a personal development mentor. She is the co-creator of Soul Design s.r.o. and founder of Soul Kids forest club.
Jakub Jankto Child
Czech Republic international Jakub Jankto and his ex-partner Marketa Ottomanska have a son born in 2019.
He stands at a height of 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in).
His Instagram handle is @jakubjanktojr.