Péter Kovács (footballer)

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Péter Kovács
Péter Kovács 01.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-02-07) 7 February 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Salgótarján, Hungary
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Strømsgodset
Number 10
Youth career
0000–1995 Salgótarjáni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Újpest 4 (0)
1997–1998 Vác 17 (3)
1998–1999 Lahti 28 (10)
1999–2002 Haka 64 (21)
2002–2004 Tromsø 46 (24)
2004–2006 Viking 29 (8)
2006–2008 Strømsgodset 41 (17)
2008–2010 Odd 80 (45)
2010–2011 Lierse 36 (5)
2012– Strømsgodset 71 (27)
National team
2004–2005 Hungary 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Péter Kovács (born 7 February 1978 in Salgótarján) is a Hungarian footballer currently playing as a striker for Strømsgodset in the Tippeliga in Norway. He previously played for Újpest and Vác in Hungary, Lahti and Haka in Finland, and Tromsø, Viking, Strømsgodset and Odd Grenland in Norway, and Lierse in Belgium.

Club career[edit]

Kovács gained notoriety in August 2009, when in the quarter-finals of the Norwegian Cup, he scored a goal against SK Brann after Brann's keeper fell to the ground with an injured knee while trying to clear the ball upfield following a home pass.[1] He also came one goal short of being joint top scorer in the 2009 Norwegian premier league, finishing behind Rade Prica.

He became the top scorer in the 2012 Norwegian premier league.

Personal life[edit]

On the personal side, Kovács has a relationship with Norwegian female footballer, Melissa Wiik.[2]

He speaks Hungarian, English and Norwegian fluently.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 August 2014[3]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1995–96 Újpest FC ? 1 0 ? ? 1 0
1996–97 ? 3 0 ? ? 3 0
1997–98 Vác FC Nemzeti Bajnokság II 17 3 ? ? 17 3
1999 FC Lahti Veikkausliiga 28 10 ? ? 28 10
2000 FC Haka 26 8 ? ? 26 8
2001 29 7 ? ? 29 7
2002 9 6 ? ? 9 6
2002 Tromsø Adeccoligaen 14 14 2 0 16 14
2003 Tippeligaen 24 8 4 5 28 13
2004 8 2 4 3 12 5
2004 Viking 9 3 0 0 9 3
2005 9 3 1 0 10 3
2006 11 2 0 0 11 2
2006 Strømsgodset Adeccoligaen 18 12 0 0 18 12
2007 Tippeligaen 23 5 4 5 27 10
2008 Odd Grenland Adeccoligaen 29 23 3 6 32 29
2009 Tippeligaen 29 16 5 5 34 21
2010 22 6 4 6 26 12
2010–11 Lierse Belgian Pro League 22 4 0 0 22 4
2011–12 14 1 0 0 14 1
2012 Strømsgodset Tippeligaen 28 14 5 8 33 22
2013 25 6 2 2 27 8
2014 18 7 3 5 21 12
Career Total 416 160 37 45 453 205

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Haka
Strømsgodset IF

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoring on an Injured Keeper: Péter Kovács Won’t Make the FIFA Fair Play Award Shortlist
  2. ^ Dale, Richard Sveaas (23 April 2008). "Mål-Wiik har fått måltips". Budstikka (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ "Soccerway profile". http://www.soccerway.com/. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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