I Am Homosexual & I No Longer Want To Hide Myself
I am homosexual and nolonger want to hide myself. Jakub Jankto
About Jakub Jankto
Jankto, born on 19 January 1996, is a professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for the Czech First League club Sparta Prague, on loan from La Liga club Getafe. Additionally, he is a member of the Czech Republic national team.
In 2014, Jankto joined Udinese from Slavia Prague for a reported fee of €700,000. Without making a league bow for the team, Jankto was loaned to Serie B side Ascoli in 2015.
On 15 September 2015, Jankto made his professional league debut for Ascoli in a Serie B 1–0 home victory over Virtus Entella.
On 6 July 2018, Sampdoria announced the acquisition of Jankto on an initial loan deal with an obligation to make the transfer permanent for €15 million. On 12 August 2018, Jankto opened his Sampdoria account with a goal in a 1–0 Coppa Italia win over Viterbese, before the transfer was made permanent.
On 20 August 2021, Jankto penned a two–year contract with Spanish La Liga club Getafe CF. On 10 August of the following year, Jankto secured a one–year loan to move to his homeland with the Czech side of Sparta Prague.
On 13 February 2023, Jankto announced his sexuality in a public statement, marking him as the first actively international male football player to acknowledge his homosexuality.