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Slovakia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Repre
Association Slovak Football Association
(Slovenský futbalový zväz)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Slovakia Vladimír Weiss
Asst coach Slovakia Michal Hipp
Captain Marek Hamšík
Most caps Miroslav Karhan (96)
Top scorer Szilárd Németh (22)
Home stadium Tehelné pole (Bratislava)
FIFA ranking 31
Highest FIFA ranking 17 (May 1997)
Lowest FIFA ranking 150 (December 1993)
Elo ranking 48 (tied with Poland)
Highest Elo ranking 28 (May 2001)
Lowest Elo ranking 58 (September 2001)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Slovakia Slovakia 2 - 0 Germany Germany
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 27 August 1939)
Second Slovak Republic:
United Arab Emirates UAE 0–1 Slovakia Slovakia
(Dubai, UAE; 2 February 1994)
Biggest win
Slovakia Slovakia 7 - 0 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 8 September 2004)
Slovakia Slovakia 7 - 0 San Marino San Marino
(Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia; 13 October 2007)
Slovakia Slovakia 7 - 0 San Marino San Marino
(Bratislava, Slovakia; 6 June 2009)
Biggest defeat
Argentina Argentina 6 - 0 Slovakia Slovakia
(Mendoza, Argentina; 22 June 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2010)

The Slovakia national football team represents Slovakia in international football and is controlled by the Slovak Football Association. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Slovak Football Association was founded in 1993, and has been affiliated to both FIFA and UEFA since the same year.

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History

The first official match of the first Slovak Republic (1939–1945) was played in Prague against Germany on 27 August 1939, and ended in a 2-0 victory for Slovakia. After the Second World War, the national football team was subsumed into the team of Czechoslovakia, and for over fifty years Slovakia played no matches as an independent country. During this period they contributed several key players to the Czechoslovak team, including the majority of the team that won the 1976 European Championships.

Slovakia's first official international after regaining independence was a 1-0 victory in Dubai over the United Arab Emirates on 2 February 1994. Their match back on Slovakian soil was the 4-1 defeat against Croatia in Bratislava on 20 April 1994. Slovakia suffered their biggest defeat since independence (6-0) on 22 June 1995, in Mendoza, against Argentina. Their biggest wins (7-0) have come against Liechtenstein in 2004 and San Marino in 2007.

Slovakia played in a major championship as an independent team for the first time in Euro '96 qualifying, but finished in third place in their qualifying group, behind Romania and France, having recorded wins against Poland, Israel and Azerbaijan, twice. In the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, Slovakia finished fourth in their six-team group with five wins, one draw and four defeats.

Slovakia will participate in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history as an independent nation after finishing in first place in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 3 ahead of Slovenia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, and Poland. On 14 October 2009, they clinched qualification with a 1-0 away win against Poland.[1]

Stadium

Tehelné pole is most popular name for a football stadium in Bratislava. Named after the surrounding neighbourhood in Bratislava. The stadium is the home field for Slovan and Slovakia national football team. Capacity of the stadium is 30,085 spectators. The construction of the stadium was begun in 1939 and was finished in 1944 however the stadium was opened already in September 1940. The first official match was played on 27 October 1940 when Slovan hosted Hertha. The match ended 2-2. The stadium was also the home field for Czechoslovakia national football team in common era and it was second biggest stadium in Czechoslovakia after the Strahov. In 2005-06 season Artmedia used this stadium for a contests in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup. Slovakia also use Stadium Pod Dubňom in Žilina and Stadium of Anton Malatinský in Trnava.

Latest results

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2009

Score bar: Green - International Friendly, Blue - WC 2010 Qualification

2010

Date Venue Home Team Score Away Team Goals
3 March 2010 Pod Dubňom  Slovakia 0–1 Norway  67. Moldskred
29 May 2010 Hypo-Arena  Slovakia Cameroon 
5 June 2010 TBA  Slovakia Costa Rica 
15 June 2010 Royal Bafokeng  New Zealand Slovakia 
20 June 2010 Free State  Slovakia Paraguay 
24 June 2010 Ellis Park  Slovakia Italy 

Score bar: Green - International Friendly, Blue - WC 2010

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GF GA
France 1998 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2006 Did not Qualify - - - - - - -
South Africa 2010 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 1/4 - - - - - -

2010 FIFA World Cup

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Paraguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 June 2010
13:30 (UTC+2)
New Zealand  v  Slovakia Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
20 June 2010
13:30 (UTC+2)
Slovakia  v  Paraguay Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
24 June 2010
16:00 (UTC+2)
Slovakia  v  Italy Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

European Championship record

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Armenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Andorra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Andorra Armenia Republic of Macedonia Republic of Ireland Russia Slovakia
Andorra 
Armenia 
Macedonia 
Republic of Ireland 
Russia 
Slovakia 

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly game against Norway on 3 March 2010.

Caps and goals as of 7 March 2010.

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Ján Mucha 5 December 1982 (1982-12-05) (age 27) Poland Legia Warszawa 14 (0) v Hungary, 6 February 2008
Dušan Kuciak 21 May 1985 (1985-05-21) (age 24) Romania Vaslui 2 (0) v UAE, 10 December 2006
Defenders
Radoslav Zabavník 16 September 1980 (1980-09-16) (age 29) Germany Mainz 05 42 (1) v Greece, 30 April 2004
Martin Petráš 2 November 1979 (1979-11-02) (age 30) Italy Cesena 38 (1) v Iran, 6 February 2002
Ján Ďurica 10 December 1981 (1981-12-10) (age 28) Germany Hannover 96 35 (1) v Japan, 9 July 2004
Peter Pekarík 30 October 1986 (1986-10-30) (age 23) Germany Wolfsburg 19 (1) v UAE, 10 December 2006
Midfielders
Miroslav Karhan 21 June 1976 (1976-06-21) (age 33) Germany Mainz 05 96 (13) v Israel, 6 September 1995
Marek Hamšík 27 July 1987 (1987-07-27) (age 22) Italy Napoli 30 (8) v Poland, 7 February 2007
Marek Sapara 31 July 1982 (1982-07-31) (age 27) Turkey Ankaragücü 24 (2) v Estonia, 8 October 2005
Ján Kozák 22 April 1980 (1980-04-22) (age 29) Romania Timişoara 22 (2) v Hungary, 30 November 2004
Zdeno Štrba 9 June 1976 (1976-06-09) (age 33) Greece Skoda Xanthi 20 (0) v Cyprus, 13 February 2003
Dušan Švento 1 August 1985 (1985-08-01) (age 24) Austria Red Bull Salzburg 19 (1) v Malta, 15 August 2006
Miroslav Stoch 19 October 1989 (1989-10-19) (age 20) Netherlands Twente 10 (1) v Ukraine, 10 February 2009
Kamil Kopúnek 18 May 1984 (1984-05-18) (age 25) Slovakia Spartak Trnava 7 (0) v France, 1 March 2006
Vladimír Weiss 30 November 1989 (1989-11-30) (age 20) England Bolton Wanderers 7 (0) v Iceland, 12 August 2009
Strikers
Róbert Vittek 1 April 1982 (1982-04-01) (age 27) Turkey Ankaragücü 69 (18) v Germany, 29 May, 2001
Filip Hološko 17 January 1984 (1984-01-17) (age 26) Turkey Beşiktaş 37 (5) v Germany, 3 Sept 2005
Stanislav Šesták 16 December 1982 (1982-12-16) (age 27) Germany Bochum 29 (10) v Luxembourg, 18 August 2004
Erik Jendrišek 26 October 1986 (1986-10-26) (age 23) Germany Kaiserslautern 13 (2) v San Marino, 11 October 2008

Recent call-up

The following players have also been called up to the Slovakia squad since 2009.

Name Date of birth Club Caps (goals) Debut Most recent callup
Goalkeepers
Štefan Senecký 6 January 1980 (1980-01-06) (age 30) Czech Republic Slavia Praha 12 (0) v France, 22 August 2007 v England, 28 March 2009
Ľuboš Kamenár 17 June 1987 (1987-06-17) (age 22) France Nantes 2 (0) v San Marino, 11 October 2008 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Dušan Perniš 28 November 1984 (1984-11-28) (age 25) Scotland Dundee United 1 (0) v Iceland, 12 August 2009 v Iceland, 12 August 2009
Defenders
Marek Čech 26 January 1983 (1983-01-26) (age 27) England West Bromwich Albion 38 (5) v Japan, 9 July 2004 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Martin Škrtel 15 December 1984 (1984-12-15) (age 25) England Liverpool 37 (5) v Japan, 9 July 2004 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Roman Kratochvíl 24 June 1974 (1974-06-24) (age 35) Earth Retired 35 (0) v Romania, 27 March 1999 v England, 28 March 2009
Jozef Valachovič 12 July 1975 (1975-07-12) (age 34) Earth Free agent 33 (1) v Portugal, 5 June 1999 v England, 28 March 2009
Matej Krajčík 19 March 1978 (1978-03-19) (age 31) Czech Republic Slavia Praha 18 (0) v Spain, 16 November 2005 v Cyprus, 11 February 2009
Peter Petráš 7 May 1979 (1979-05-07) (age 30) Bulgaria Levski Sofia 9 (0) v France, 1 March 2006 v Cyprus, 11 February 2009
Marián Čišovský 2 November 1979 (1979-11-02) (age 30) Romania Timişoara 8 (0) v Iran, 6 February 2002 v Northern Ireland, 9 Sept 2009
Ľubomír Michalík 13 August 1983 (1983-08-13) (age 26) England Leeds United 4 (1) v UAE, 10 December 2006 v Poland, 14 October 2009
Kornel Saláta 24 January 1985 (1985-01-24) (age 25) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 3 (0) v Switzerland, 24 May 2008 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Martin Dobrotka 22 January 1985 (1985-01-22) (age 25) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 1 (0) v Cyprus, 11 February 2009 v Poland, 14 October 2009
Ľuboš Hanzel 7 May 1987 (1987-05-07) (age 22) Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1 (1) v San Marino, 6 June 2009 v Northern Ireland, 9 Sept 2009
Csaba Horváth 2 May 1982 (1982-05-02) (age 27) Netherlands ADO Den Haag 1 (0) v Iceland, 12 August 2009 v Northern Ireland, 9 Sept 2009
Midfielders
Balázs Borbély 2 October 1979 (1979-10-02) (age 30) Cyprus AEL Limassol 13 (0) v Japan, 9 July 2004 v San Marino, 6 June 2009
Branislav Obžera 29 August 1981 (1981-08-29) (age 28) Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 6 (0) v Rep. of Ireland, 8 Sept 2007 v England, 28 March 2009
Juraj Kucka 26 February 1987 (1987-02-26) (age 23) Czech Republic Sparta Praha 5 (0) v Liechtenstein, 19 November 2008 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Róbert Jež 10 July 1981 (1981-07-10) (age 28) Slovakia MŠK Žilina 4 (2) v Croatia, 16 October 2007 v Cyprus, 11 February 2009
Mário Pečalka 29 December 1980 (1980-12-29) (age 29) Slovakia MŠK Žilina 1 (0) v Ukraine, 10 February 2009 v Northern Ireland, 9 Sept 2009
Strikers
Marek Mintál 2 September 1977 (1977-09-02) (age 32) Germany Nuremberg 45 (14) v Iran, 6 February 2002 v England, 28 March 2009
Martin Jakubko 26 February 1980 (1980-02-26) (age 30) Russia Saturn Moscow Oblast 21 (4) v Estonia, 26 March 2005 v Chile, 17 November 2009
Ján Novák 6 March 1985 (1985-03-06) (age 25) Slovakia MFK Košice 4 (0) v Turkey, 20 May 2008 v Poland, 14 October 2009
Peter Štyvar 13 August 1980 (1980-08-13) (age 29) Slovakia Spartak Trnava 2 (0) v Ukraine, 10 February 2009 v Cyprus, 11 February 2009

Coaching staff

Slovakia line-up for match against Poland at October 14, 2009
Coach Slovakia Vladimir Weiss
Assistant Coach Slovakia Michal Hipp
Goalkeeping Coach Slovakia Miroslav Mentel
Technical Manager Slovakia Róbert Tomaschek
Fitness Coach Slovakia Martin Rusňák
Team Doctors Slovakia MUDr. Vladimír Pener
Slovakia MUDr. Ladislav Pavlovič
Slovakia MUDr. Peter Malinovský
Backroom Staff Slovakia Jiří Jurza
Slovakia Viliam Kalman
Slovakia Marián Drinka
Slovakia Ján Beniak

Most goals and appearances

Top goalscorers

As of 9 March 2010. Bold are still available for selection.

Most goals in the Slovakia national football team:

# Player Career Goals Caps
1. Szilárd Németh 1996– 22 58
2. Róbert Vittek 2001– 18 69
3. Marek Mintál 2002–2009 14 45
4. Miroslav Karhan 1995– 13 96
5. Peter Dubovský 1994–2000 12 33
6. Stanislav Šesták 2004– 10 29
7. Tibor Jančula 1995–2001 9 29
Ľubomír Reiter 2001–2005 9 28
9. Marek Hamšík 2007– 8 30
10. Jaroslav Timko 1994–1997 7 18
Dušan Tittel 1994–1998 7 44

Most goals in the Czechoslovakia national football team:[2]

# Player Career Goals Caps
1. Adolf Scherer 1958–1964 22 36
2. Marián Masný 1974–1982 18 75
3. Jozef Adamec 1960–1971 14 44
4. Andrej Kvašňák 1960–1970 13 47
5. Karol Jokl 1963–1972 11 27
6. Anton Moravčík 1952–1960 10 25
7. Ján Kozák 1976–1984 9 55
Ladislav Kuna 1966–1974 9 47
Anton Ondruš 1974–1980 9 58
10. Stanislav Griga 1983–1990 8 34

Most capped

Most appearances in the Slovakia national football team:

# Player Career Caps Goals
1. Miroslav Karhan 1995– 96 13
2. Róbert Vittek 2001– 69 18
3. Szilárd Németh 1996– 58 22
4. Stanislav Varga 1997–2006 54 2
5. Róbert Tomaschek 1994–2001 50 4
6. Peter Dzúrik 1997–2003 45 2
Marek Mintál 2002–2009 45 14
8. Dušan Tittel 1994–1998 44 7
9. Miroslav König 1997–2004 43 0
10. Vladimír Janočko 1999–2006 42 3
Radoslav Zabavník 2004- 42 1

Most appearances in the Czechoslovakia national football team:[3]

# Player Career Caps Goals
1. Marián Masný 1974–1982 75 18
2. Karol Dobiaš 1967–1980 67 6
3. Ján Popluhár 1958–1967 62 1
4. Anton Ondruš 1974–1980 58 9
5. Ladislav Jurkemik 1974–1983 57 3
6. Koloman Gögh 1974–1980 55 1
Ján Kozák 1976–1984 55 9
8. Jozef Barmoš 1977–1982 52 0
Jozef Chovanec 1984–1992 52 4
10. Jaroslav Pollák 1968–1980 49 1

Managers

As of 7 March 2010.

Name Years MC W D L GF GA GD PG
Slovakia Jozef Vengloš 1993–1995 16 5 4 7 21 30 -9 1.19
Slovakia Jozef Jankech 1995–1998 34 18 6 10 51 33 +18 1.76
Slovakia Dušan Radolský[4] 1998 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0.00
Slovakia Jozef Adamec 1999–2001 34 13 11 10 38 31 +7 1.47
Slovakia Ladislav Jurkemik 2002–2003 19 6 5 8 27 26 +1 1.21
Slovakia Dušan Galis 2004–2006 31 12 12 7 53 36 +17 1.55
Slovakia Ján Kocian 2006–2008 17 3 5 9 30 28 +2 0.82
Slovakia Vladimír Weiss 2008– 19 9 2 8 33 26 +7 1.53
Totals 171 66 45 60 254 213 +41 1.42

See also

References

  1. ^ "Thrilling win in the snow". ESPN. 2009-10-14. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=236564&cc=5739. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ List of players shows Slovak top scorers in the Czechoslovakia national football team.
  3. ^ List of players shows most capped Slovaks in the Czechoslovakia national football team.
  4. ^ Only for friendly against Poland at November 10, 1998.

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Simple English

Slovakia
Association Slovak Football Association
Confederation UEFA
Coach Vladimír Weiss
Most caps Miroslav Karhan (88)
Top scorer Szilárd Németh (22)
World Cup
Appearances 1
First Apps 2010

Slovakia national football team is the national football team of Slovakia.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Miroslav Karhan88131995-present
2Szilárd Németh59221996-2006
2Róbert Vittek59172001-present
4Stanislav Varga5522001-present
5Róbert Tomaschek5241994-2001
6Peter Dzúrik4521994-2001
7Marek Mintál44142002-present
7Dušan Tittel4471994-1998
9Miroslav König4301997-2004
10Vladimír Janočko4231999-2006

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Szilárd Németh22591996-2006
2Róbert Vittek17592001-present
3Marek Mintál14442002-present
4Miroslav Karhan13881995-present
5Peter Dubovský12331994-2000
6Tibor Jančula9291995-2001
6Ľubomír Reiter9282001-2005
8Dušan Tittel7441994-1998
8Jaroslav Timko7181994-1997
10Stanislav Šesták6202004-present

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