FO ŽP Šport Podbrezová

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Podbrezová
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Full name FO ŽP Šport Podbrezová
Nickname(s) Železiari (Ironmongers)
Founded 1920
Ground Stadium Kolkáreň,
Podbrezová
Ground Capacity 4,500
President Július Kriváň
Head coach Jaroslav Kentoš
League Fortuna Liga
2013–14 2. liga, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

ŽP Šport Podbrezová is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Podbrezová.

History[edit]

Podbrezová was formed in 1920 as RTJ Podbrezová. The club is also particularly famous for its youth program that has produced many Slovak talents over the years, including Juraj Kucka, Michal Breznaník, Róbert Pich, Peter Štyvar and Marek Bažík. Podbrezová has been cooperating with the Italian club Inter, in a worldwide social project - Inter Campus since 2002. Argentine midfielder Pablo Podio, who currently plays for Podbrezová, is a product of the Inter Campus project. Major achievements in the history of the club include: second place in the I. liga in the 2007/2008 season and the semifinals of the Slovak Cup in the 2001/2002 season. In 2009-10, the club withdrew from the Slovak First League.[1]

Fortuna Liga[edit]

In 2013-2014, Podbrezová were promoted to the top flight of Slovak football for the first time in their history. The success was born under the leadership of coach Jaroslav Kentoš. The keys players were Vratislav Greško, Blažej Vaščák, Jozef Hanák, Michal Pančík and others.

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 August 2014[2]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Slovakia GK Jozef Hanák (captain)
2 Slovakia DF Milan Harvilko
3 Slovakia MF Peter Gál-Andrezly
4 Slovakia MF Tomáš Galo
5 Slovakia DF Ivan Minčič (vice-captain)
6 Slovakia DF Ján Gajdošík
7 Slovakia FW Štefan Gerec
8 Slovakia MF Blažej Vaščák
9 Argentina MF Pablo Podio
10 Serbia DF Nikola Andrić
11 Slovakia MF Matej Kochan
12 Slovakia DF Ľuboš Kupčík (on loan from Banská Bystrica)
No. Position Player
13 Slovakia DF Vratislav Greško (vice-captain)
14 Slovakia MF Lukáš Kožička
15 Slovakia MF Kamil Karaš
17 Slovakia MF Juraj Pančík
19 Slovakia MF Michal Pančík
20 Slovakia DF Ján Nosko
21 Slovakia DF Gabriel Snitka
22 Slovakia MF Juraj Hovančík
27 Slovakia GK Juraj Baláž
30 Slovakia GK Andrej Maťašovský (on loan from Dubnica)
31 Slovakia GK Patrik Babiák

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2014.

Out on Loan 2014–15[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Slovakia DF Ivan Očenáš (at Pohronie)
Slovakia MF Július Szöke (at Zlaté Moravce)
No. Position Player
Nigeria FW Hector Tubonemi (at Michalovce)
Slovakia FW Michal Mózer (at Liptovský Mikuláš)

Staff[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 8 March 2013
Staff Job title
Slovakia Jaroslav Kentoš Manager
Slovakia Branislav Benko Assistant manager
Slovakia Radoslav Kupec Team Leader
Slovakia MUDr. Miroslav Košík Team Doctor
Slovakia Roman Snopko Fitness trainer

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries

For full list, see Category:ŽP Šport Podbrezová players

Notable Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]