Jozef Kožlej

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Jozef Kožlej
Personal information
Full name Jozef Kožlej
Date of birth (1973-07-08) 8 July 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Stropkov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1981–1989 Tesla Stropkov
1989–1990 Tatran Prešov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Tatran Prešov 48 (8)
1993–1994 Sparta Prague 48 (11)
1995 Hradec Králové 1 (0)
1995–1996 Viktoria Žižkov 39 (7)
1996–1998 Košice 71 (43)
1998–1999 Greuther Fürth 14 (0)
1999–2000 Košice 31 (9)
2001–2003 Olympiakos Nicosia 76 (55)
2003–2006 Omonia Nicosia 67 (32)
2006 Anorthosis Famagusta 12 (3)
2007–2008 Larissa 27 (3)
2008–2009 Thrasyvoulos 24 (5)
2009–2010 Olympiakos Nicosia 16 (3)
2010 Thrasyvoulos 10 (1)
Total 484 (180)
National team
1996–2005 Slovakia 26 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jozef Kožlej (born 8 July 1973) is a retired Slovak international professional footballer who played for clubs in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Greece and Cyprus.

Club career[edit]

Born in Stropkov, Kožlej began playing youth football for Tesla Stropkov and 1. FC Tatran Prešov. He is well known for his excellent goal-scoring ability and holds the all-time record among Slovak footballers.[1]

He scored Larissa's first goal at 2007 Greek football Cup's final against Panathinaikos with a great header, when Larissa won 2–1 with the second goal scored by Henry Antchouet. He arguably spent his most productive seasons in terms of goals scored at Olympiakos Nicosia and has returned to this club to finish his career which occurred in the end of January 2010.

International career[edit]

Kožlej appeared in 26 matches for the senior Slovakia national football team from 1996 to 2005.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kožlej vyrovnal Adamcov gólový rekord" (in Slovak). pravda.sk. 26 February 2007. 
  2. ^ "Slovakia – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

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