Ján Ďurica

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Ján Ďurica
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Personal information
Full name Ján Ďurica
Date of birth (1981-12-10) 10 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lokomotiv Moscow
Number 28
Youth career
Dunajská Streda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Dunajská Streda 26 (1)
2003–2005 Petržalka 78 (2)
2006–2008 Saturn Moscow Oblast 72 (2)
2009– Lokomotiv Moscow 105 (5)
2010 Hannover 96 (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2004– Slovakia 68 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2014

Ján Ďurica (born 10 December 1981) is a Slovak footballer who plays as a central defender for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.[1]

Career[edit]

Ďurica moved to FC Saturn Moscow Oblast after a highly successful UEFA Champions League campaign with FC Artmedia Bratislava. On 31 January 2009, Ďurica signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, who have paid around 3,5 million euros to overtake Celtic and Panathinaikos in the auction for the Slovakia national.[2] On 13 January 2010, it was confirmed that he would join Hannover 96 on-loan until the end of the season.[3]

Attributes[edit]

Ďurica is a centre back or sweeper. He is quite an attacking player for his position and likes to play the ball out of midfield using his passing skills.

Career stats[edit]

As of 6 June 2014
Club Div Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Slovakia Artmedia Petržalka D1 2004-05 28 2 0 0 - 28 2
2005-06 20 0 0 0 8 0 28 0
Total 48 2 0 0 8 0 56 2
Russia Saturn D1 2006 27 0 6 1 - 33 1
2007 25 0 4 0 - 29 0
2008 20 2 1 0 - 21 2
Total 72 2 11 1 0 0 83 3
Russia Lokomotiv D1 2009 10 0 0 0 - 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Germany Hannover 96 D1 2009/10 9 0 0 0 - 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Russia Lokomotiv D1 2010 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2011-12 27 3 1 0 6 0 34 3
2012-13 20 1 1 0 - 21 1
2013-14 30 1 0 0 - 30 1
Total 87 5 2 0 6 0 95 5
Career total 226 9 13 1 14 0 253 10

International career[edit]

On 9 July 2004, Ďurica made his national team debut against Japan at the 2004 Kirin Cup. He was picked for the Slovak squad for their first FIFA World Cup ever, held in South Africa. He played all four matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists Slovakia's goals first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 October 2007 Štadión Zimný, Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia  San Marino 7–0 7–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 12 October 2010 Stadium Pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia  Republic of Ireland 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3. 7 June 2013 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 1–1 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 5 March 2014 Netanya Stadium, Netanya, Israel  Israel 2–0 3–1 Friendly match

Individual honours[edit]

  • List of 33 top players of the Russian league: #2 (2013/14).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovakia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ján Ďurica je spokojný, všetko dopadlo podľa jeho predstáv" (in Slovak). profutbal. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hannover sign Slovakian defender". ontheminute.com. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 

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