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|Full name||Tamás Priskin|
|Date of birth||27 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Komárno, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2008||→ Preston North End (loan)||5||(2)|
|2010||→ Queens Park Rangers (loan)||13||(1)|
|2011||→ Swansea City (loan)||4||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Derby County (loan)||5||(1)|
|2014||→ Maccabi Haifa (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Tamás Priskin (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpɾiʃkin ˈtɒmaːʃ]; born 27 September 1986) is a Hungarian footballer who is currently playing for Győri ETO FC and the Hungarian national football team as a striker.
Priskin was born in Komárom in Czechoslovakia. Priskin joined the youth club of Győri ETO FC when he was 15 years old and received Hungarian citizenship in 2005 in addition to his Slovakian passport.
He made his debut for Győri ETO FC in the first Hungarian League on 23 April 2003 at the age of 16 years and 7 months. On 9 August 2006 he completed a move to Premier League club Watford on a four-year deal after impressing during a trial period, for an undisclosed fee.
Priskin made his debut for Watford on 19 August 2006 away at Everton. During this game he set up the club's first goal of the season as he fed a pass to Damien Francis who scored. His first goal for the club came on 24 October 2006 in a League Cup tie against Hull City. He scored his first Premier League goal with a header against Wigan Athletic on 30 December 2006. However the game was later abandoned due to poor weather conditions; the goal did not stand.
In a game against Fulham just days after the abandoned game, Priskin was sent off by referee Steve Bennett six minutes into stoppage time for two yellow cards. Priskin's first official Premiership goal came on 9 April 2007 in a 4–2 win against Portsmouth at Vicarage Road. The goal came in the 50th minute, following a direct cross from teammate Steve Kabba. His second goal of the season came in a 1–1 draw against Manchester City on 21 April 2007, finishing with a low shot in the 75th minute after receiving a pass from Douglas Rinaldi.
With Watford back in the Championship in 2007–08 following relegation. Priskin has only made sparse appearances, being kept out of the side by Marlon King, Darius Henderson and new signing Nathan Ellington.
In March 2008 Priskin signed on a month long loan at Preston North End. He made his debut in Preston's 2–1 win away at Charlton Athletic on 8 March 2008. He scored his first goal for Preston in a 2–1 home win against Lancashire rivals Burnley. He was recalled to Watford at the end of his loan spell.
Overall, Priskin enjoyed a fairly successful 2008–09 campaign. He finished 15th top scorer in the Championship with 14 goals in all competitions, including strikes against Premiership clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the League Cup and FA Cup respectively. His improved performances from November onwards under new manager Brendan Rodgers – during this time he scored most of his goals, established himself in the side, and became well known for his skill, pace, and deadly finishing.
However, Priskin's future at Watford remained in doubt, as he declined signing a new contract at the club. On 6 August 2009, following some days of speculation by the media, Priskin joined Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £1.7m. His first competitive goal for Ipswich came when he scored in a 2–1 League Cup defeat at Peterborough on 25 August 2009. In the same game however he also missed a penalty. He then went on to score once in the league against Doncaster Rovers.
On 12 January 2011 he scored the only goal in a 1–0 win for Ipswich Town over Arsenal in their League Cup semi-final first leg match. In March 2011, Priskin joined Swansea City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. He returned to Ipswich, injured, in late-April. He was again loaned out in November 2011, when he joined Derby County on a six week deal. On 2 January 2012, it was confirmed that Priskin would return to Ipswich at the end of his loan spell; Priskin appeared 5 times for Derby, scoring one goal in his debut at West Ham United, a game which Derby lost 3–1.
On 17 January 2012, Priskin was released from his contract at Ipswich Town.
On 19 January 2012, Priskin signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Football National League side Alania Vladikavkaz. He made his debut on 12 March 2012 against FC Torpedo Moscow, scoring the lone goal in a 1–0 victory over the capital team. On 21 July 2012 Priskin debuted in the Russian Premier League for the first time after spending six months in the Football National League however his team lost Spartak Moscow 2-1 at home. On 17 2013, Priskin ended his contract with Alania and left the club.
|Preston North End
|Queens Park Rangers
Updated to games played as of 2 December 2014.
Priskin played for Ferenc Puskás XI against Real Madrid on 14 August 2005 in an unofficial match. He officially made his international debut for Hungary 17 August 2005 against Argentina at home. His greatest success with the national team came in late 2006 and early 2007, when he managed to score in five consecutive international games, a performance unseen in Hungary since the days of legendary players like Puskás or Ferenc Bene.
Due to his good performances for Watford towards the end of the 2008/09 he earned a recall to the Hungary squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Malta.
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