Matúš Kozáčik

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Matúš Kozáčik
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Personal information
Full name Matúš Kozáčik
Date of birth (1983-12-27) 27 December 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Dolný Kubín, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Viktoria Plzeň
Number 1
Youth career
1994–1998 Dolný Kubín
1998–2000 Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Košice 0 (0)
2002–2007 Slavia Prague 55 (0)
2007–2010 Sparta Prague 17 (0)
2010–2012 Anorthosis Famagusta 51 (0)
2012– Viktoria Plzeň 68 (0)
National team
2006– Slovakia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2014

Matúš Kozáčik (born 27 December 1983) is a Slovak football goalkeeper who currently plays for Czech club Viktoria Plzeň.

Club career[edit]

While Kozáčik was playing for SK Slavia Prague, Leeds United took him on trial in December 2006.[1]

Anorthosis Famagusta[edit]

2010-2011[edit]

In June 2010 he agreed a two year contract with the Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta until the summer of 2012. He took the Number 1 shirt from the previous Anorthosis goalkeeper Arjan Beqaj. Kozáčik made his debut for Anorthosis Famagusta in the First qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League against Banants. He kept two clean sheets.

Kozáčik lost his place into the starting eleven to the second goalkeeper of the team Marcos Argüello a 0-2 loss against HNK Šibenik at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium. After the January transfer period Argüello moved to Club Bolivar and Kozáčik returned to the starting line-up for the rest of the season.

2011-2012[edit]

Kozáčik started as first-choice goalkeeper for the club's European matches. Then, Kozáčik lost his position to other club goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov for the next two matches. After two matches Ivankov left the club and from this point Kozáčik continued as first-choice goalkeeper.[2]

FC Viktoria Plzeň[edit]

In June 2012, Kozáčik signed a three-year deal with FC Viktoria Plzeň.[3] He quickly established himself as the starting goalkeeper for the club, with which he won the Czech league title in the 2012-2013 season. In February 2014, Kozáčik extended his contract with Plzeň until June 2017.[4]

International career[edit]

On 10 December 2006, Kozáčik made his debut for Slovakia when he played in the first half of a friendly against the United Arab Emirates. However, his next game for the national team came almost seven years later when he started in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Latvia. Kozáčik has been Slovakia's number one goalkeeper in the qualification campaign for UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Sparta Prague[edit]

Slavia Prague[edit]

Viktoria Plzeň[edit]

National team[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 June 2013

Club Season Appearances
League Europe Cup
Slovakia 1. FC Košice 2000–01 0 0 0
2001–02 0 0 0
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2002–03 0 0 0
2003–04 9 0 0
2004–05 14 0 0
2005–06 16 0 0
2006–07 16 0 0
Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2007–08 0 0 0
2008–09 9 4 0
2009–10 8 1 2
Cyprus Anorthosis F.C. 2010–11 19 5 5
2011–12 13 2 0
Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2012–13 27 12 0
Career totals 131 24 7

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRIALIST UPDATE". leedsunited.com. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Termination of agreement with Dimitar Ivankov". anorthosis.com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kozáčik bude v Plzni súperiť s Bolekom o post jednotky" (in Slovak). Profutbal. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Čišovský aj Kozáčik predĺžili zmluvy s Viktoriou Plzeň" (in Slovak). Futbal SFZ. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.