Tamás Hajnal

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The native form of this personal name is Hajnal Tamás. This article uses the Western name order.
Tamás Hajnal
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-03-15) 15 March 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Esztergom, Hungary
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt 04
Number 30
Youth career
1985–1993 Zoltek SE Nyergesujfalu
1993–1997 Ferencváros
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Ferencváros 2 (0)
1997 Dunakanyar-Vác FC 0 (0)
1998–2004 FC Schalke 04 8 (0)
1999–2002 FC Schalke 04 II 72 (28)
2004–2006 Sint-Truiden 50 (11)
2006–2007 1. FC Kaiserslautern 32 (7)
2007–2008 Karlsruher SC 32 (8)
2008–2010 Borussia Dortmund 51 (5)
2009–2010 Borussia Dortmund II 2 (0)
2011–2013 VfB Stuttgart 58 (4)
2013–2014 FC Ingolstadt 04 9 (1)
National team
1996–1997 Hungary U16 18 (4)
1998–1999 Hungary U17 2 (1)
1998–2000 Hungary U18 6 (1)
1999–2000 Hungary U21 4 (0)
2004– Hungary 59 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013

Tamás Hajnal (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈtɒmaːʃ ˈhɒjnɒl]; born 15 March 1981 in Esztergom, Hungary) is a Hungarian football midfielder currently without a club.

Career[edit]

Hajnal started playing football at the local Zoltek SE in his hometown Nyergesújfalu.

Ferencvárosi TC and Dunakanyar Vác FC[edit]

At the age of nine, the very gifted young lad was swooped by one of Hungary's most famous clubs Ferencvárosi TC. He played two matches in the Hungarian National Championship I for Ferencvárosi TC. In the same year, he moved to Dunakanyar-Vác FC as part of an exchange deal. Actually he did not play any matches in the Dunakanyar-Vác FC. Next year he headed for the German Bundesliga.

FC Schalke 04[edit]

Then Dunakanyar-Vác FC made a lot of money by quickly selling him to FC Schalke 04. He found it hard to make the breakthrough with the Royal Blues, and after a mere seven Bundesliga appearances he moved to Belgium in 2004.

Sint-Truidense V.V.[edit]

He joined K Sint-Truidense V.V. in 2004. In the 2004–05 Belgian First Division season he scorend six goals in 29 matches. In the next season he played 20 matches and scored five goals.

1.FC Kaiserlautern[edit]

In 2006, Hajnal moved to the Bundesliga to join 1. FC Kaiserslautern. He played 32 matches and scored seven goals in the 2006–07 2. Bundesliga season.

Karlsruher SC)[edit]

Hajnal Tamás wearing the Karlsruher SC's shirt

In 2007, Hajnal transferred to Karlsruher SC. He played 32 matches and scored eight goals in the 2007–08 Bundesliga season.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

In July 2008, he moved to Borussia Dortmund for a fixed transfer fee of €1.3m.[1]

His performance in Dortumnd's 4–0 win against Frankfurt on 15 November 2008—scoring once and assists for three goals—earned him a place in the Bundesliga Team of the Week and made Hajnal Man of The Match. In the next round, Hajnal was again in the Team of the Week.[2] He played 30 matches and scored five goals during the 2008–09 Bundesliga season. In the 2009–10 Bundesliga season he played 21 matches. He was injured in 2010, therefore he could not play in the 2010–11 Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund.

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 31 January 2011, Hajnal was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart.[3] He scored his first goal against Eintracht Frankfurt on 27 February 2011. The final result was 2–0 for Stuttgart. On 7 May 2011, Hajnal moved permanently to VfB Stuttgart because the club avoided relegation.[4]

Hajnal extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart on 7 January 2013 until June 2014 with an option for a further year.[5]

FC Ingolstadt[edit]

On 1 August 2013, he moved to FC Ingolstadt 04.[6] He made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga against Karlsruhe. In September of 2014 he announced he would be leaving the club, and likely returning to his native Hungary.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 December 2013[8][9]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FTC 1996–97 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Vác 1997–98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Schalke 04 1997–98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–00 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Schalke 04 ll 2000–01 28 9 0 0 0 0 28 9
2001–02 29 11 1 0 0 0 30 11
2002–03 32 13 0 0 0 0 32 13
2003–04 15 8 0 0 0 0 15 8
Total 104 41 1 0 0 0 105 41
Sint Truidense 2004–05 30 6 0 0 0 0 30 6
2005–06 20 5 0 0 0 0 20 5
Total 50 11 0 0 0 0 50 11
Kaiserslautern 2006–07 32 7 2 1 0 0 34 8
Total 32 7 2 1 0 0 34 8
Karlsruhe 2007–08 32 8 2 0 0 0 34 8
Total 32 8 2 0 0 0 34 8
Dortmund 2008–09 30 5 3 1 2 2 35 8
2009–10 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 51 5 5 1 2 2 58 8
Stuttgart 2010–11 12 3 0 0 2 0 14 3
2011–12 33 1 3 0 0 0 36 1
2012–13 13 0 2 1 9 1 24 2
Total 58 4 5 1 11 1 74 6
FC Ingolstadt 04 2013–14 9 1 3 2 0 0 12 3
Total 9 1 3 2 0 0 12 3
Career totals 346 77 18 5 13 3 377 85

International career[edit]

On 9 October 2004, Hajnal played his first match for Hungary in Solna against Sweden and on 17 October 2007, he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Poland. The final result was 1–0 to Hungary. Hungary finished a disappointing sixth in their qualifying group for UEFA Euro 2008 and have been out of the running for a place in Austria and Switzerland next year since the beginning of the qualification period. The competition from Greece, Norway and Turkey was simply too strong for Hajnal and his team mates, who nevertheless beat Bosnia-Herzegovina home and away during the campaign. Hajnal scored twice against Montenegro in the Puskás Ferenc Stadium in a friendly match. The final result was 3–3. During the FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying he scored against Malta in Budapest. The final result was 3–0. This goal was the first goal scored in a qualifier. During the management of Sándor Egervári (2010–present), Hajnal played his first match in the Wembley Stadium against England. Hajnal scored a goal against Azerbaijan on 9 February 2011. Hungary defeated Azerbaijan 2–0 in a friendly match.

International statistics[edit]

As of 9 September 2010.

Honours[edit]

  • DFB-Ligapokal finalists with Schalke 04: 2001, 2002
  • Hungarian Footballer of the Year: 2007, 2008[10]
  • Named in the 2007–08 Bundesliga all-star team (bundesliga.de)
  • Pro Urbe Prize: 2008[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Tamas Hajnal" [Borussia Dortmund signs Tamás Hajnal] (in German). bvb.de. Retrieved 23 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Top Eleven of the 14th Matchday!" (in German). bundesliga.de. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "VfB sign Tamas Hajnal on loan". VfB Stuttgart. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tamas Hajnal moves on loan to VfB Stuttgart". Borussia Dortmund. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tamas Hajnal extends until 2014". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tamas Hajnal signs for FC Ingolstadt". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hajnal a Szalai-ügyről: "Kicsit szerencsétlen az időpontválasztás"" (in Hungarian). csakfoci.hu. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tamas Hajnal". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Hajnal, Tamas" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hajnal retains Hungarian award". FIFA.com. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nyergesújfalu: Hajnal Tamás Pro Urbe Díjat kapott" (in Hungarian). nemzetisport.hu. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

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