MFK Ružomberok

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MFK Ružomberok
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Full name MFK Ružomberok
Nickname(s) Ruža (The Rose)
Founded 1906
Ground MFK Ružomberok Stadium,
Ružomberok
Ground Capacity 4,817
Owner Milan Fiľo
Chairman Ľubomír Golis
Head coach Ladislav Šimčo
League Fortuna Liga
2013–14 Corgoň Liga, 4th
Website Club home page

MFK Ružomberok is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of Ružomberok.

History[edit]

Established in 1906, the club's colours have been traditionally white, yellow and red, which are also featured on the town's flag. However, the sponsor Mondi Business Paper SCP introduced new colours in 2005: orange, black and white.

In 1993 the club gained promotion to the Slovak Second Division for the first time and a second promotion to the Corgoň Liga in 1997. The clubs trophy cabinet stayed empty until their centenary year, when in 2006 they lifted both the Corgoň Liga title and the Slovakian Cup with the help of 21 goals from the league's joint top scorer Erik Jendrišek. Other stars of the team in this successful season were Jan Nezmar and Marek Sapara. The team was coached at that time by František Komňacký who in February 2007 went on to FC SKA Rostov-on-Don.[1]

The league win gained them entry into the Champions league second qualifying stage, there they met Swedish side Djurgårdens IF, Ružomberok lost the first leg 1-0 but managed to pull back the deficit to win 3-2 on aggregate. The next round saw them meet Russian champions CSKA Moscow, the team lost conceding 5 goals without reply.

Events timeline[edit]

  • 1906 - Founded as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
  • 1948 - Merged with SBZ Ruzomberok and Sokola SBZ Ružomberok
  • 1953 - Renamed DSO Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1955 - Revocation of the merger and renamed Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1957 - Renamed TJ BZVIL Ružomberok
  • 1989 - Renamed TJ BZ Ružomberok
  • 1992 - Renamed ŠK Texicom Ružomberok
  • 1995 - Renamed MŠK Ružomberok
  • 1996 - Renamed MŠK SCP Ružomberok, Slovak 2nd League champion
  • 2001 - First European qualification, UEFA Cup 2001-02
  • 2003 - Renamed MFK Ružomberok
  • 2006 - Slovak champion, Slovak FA Cup winner
  • 2006 - Champions League qualification, 3rd round

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

European[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 September 2014 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 Libor Koníček
2 Slovakia DF Dominik Kružliak
3 Croatia FW Armando Mance
4 Slovakia MF Milan Ferenčík
5 Slovakia DF Matej Čurma
6 Slovakia DF Martin Mečiar
7 Slovakia MF Mário Almaský
8 Slovakia FW Tomáš Gerát
9 Slovakia FW Adam Zreľák
10 Slovakia MF Martin Nagy (captain)
11 Slovakia FW Andrej Lovás
13 Slovakia MF Juraj Vavrík
14 Slovakia MF Lukáš Lupták
15 Slovakia MF Miroslav Almaský
No. Position Player
16 Slovakia DF Lukáš Ondrek
17 Slovakia FW Boris Turčák
18 Slovakia DF Michal Habánek
19 Slovakia FW Matej Lovás
20 Slovakia MF Richard Bartoš
21 Slovakia DF Oliver Práznovský (2nd-captain)
22 Slovakia MF Erik Liener
23 Slovakia MF Ivan Kotora
24 Slovakia DF Martin Nosek (3rd-captain)
25 Slovakia MF Róbert Vaniš
28 Slovakia MF Lukáš Janič
30 Slovakia GK Tomáš Lešňovský
33 Slovakia GK Matúš Putnocký
35 Slovakia GK Matej Šavol

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

Out on loan[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 GK Tomáš Pažítka (at ŠK Tvrdošín)
Slovakia DF Michal Kutlík (at TJ Tatran Oravské Veselé)
Slovakia MF Mikuláš Bumbera (at ŠKM Liptovský Hrádok)
No. Position Player
Slovakia FW Štefan Gerec (at ŽP Šport Podbrezová)

Retired number(s)[edit]

Staff[edit]

General director

  • Ľubomír Golis

Sport director

  • Ivan Kurilla

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Goalkeeping Coach

  • Milan Penksa

Medical Staff

  • MUDr. František Rigo
  • MUDr. Tibor Letko

Masseurs

  • Juraj Hervartovský

Custodian

  • Drahomír Bobák

Kit manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer
1998–2002 Adidas
2002–2004 Diadora
2004–2007 Umbro
2007–2008 Legea
2008–2013 Umbro
2013– Adidas

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MFK.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

Managers[edit]

Former reserve team[edit]

MFK Ružomberok B was a Slovak football club, based in Ružomberok, formerly of the Slovak 2. liga. It was the reserve team of MFK Ružomberok. Ružomberok B's best result in Slovak 2. liga was a 7th position in 2009-10 season and 2011-12 season. In May 2012 the club withdrew from the Slovak 2. liga. Their place in the league was taken by FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place
2007-2008 3. liga 1st (promoted)
2008-2009 2. liga 8th
2009-2010 2. liga 7th
2010-2011 2. liga 10th
2011-2012 2. liga 7th

Former players[edit]

Former managers[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]