Tamás Priskin

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The native form of this personal name is Priskin Tamás. This article uses the Western name order.
Tamás Priskin
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Personal information
Full name Tamás Priskin[1]
Date of birth (1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Komárno, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Győri ETO
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2001 Komárno
2001–2003 Győri ETO
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Győri ETO 67 (24)
2006–2009 Watford 68 (15)
2008 Preston North End (loan) 5 (2)
2009–2012 Ipswich Town 51 (5)
2010 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 13 (1)
2011 Swansea City (loan) 4 (1)
2011–2012 Derby County (loan) 5 (1)
2012–2014 Alania Vladikavkaz 35 (14)
2014 Austria Wien 0 (0)
2014 Maccabi Haifa (loan) 3 (1)
2014– Győri ETO 13 (3)
National team
2005–2006 Hungary U21 6 (2)
2005– Hungary 47 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2014

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Club career[edit]

Győr[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Watford[edit]

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.[5] He was recalled to Watford at the end of his loan spell.

On 14 February 2009, Priskin scored a goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup after only being on the pitch for 120 seconds.[6]

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[7] 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.[8]

Ipswich[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10] He then went on to score once in the league against Doncaster Rovers.[11]

In February 2010 Priskin went on loan to Queens Park Rangers. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with his former club Preston North End on 27 March 2010.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14][15]

On 17 January 2012, Priskin was released from his contract at Ipswich Town.[16]

Alania Vladikavkaz[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Priskin signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Football National League side Alania Vladikavkaz.[17] 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.[18] 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.[19]

Club statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Győri ETO
2002–03 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2003–04 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 5
2004–05 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 8
2005–06 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 11
2014–15 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 16 4
Total 80 27 3 1 0 0 0 0 83 28
Watford
2006–07 16 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 22 3
2007–08 16 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 20 2
Total 32 3 5 0 5 1 0 0 42 4
Preston North End
(loan)
2007–08 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Total 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Watford
2008–09 36 12 2 1 3 1 0 0 41 14
Total 36 12 2 1 3 1 0 0 41 14
Ipswich Town
2009–10 17 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 19 2
Total 17 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 19 2
Queens Park Rangers
(loan)
2009–10 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Ipswich Town
2010–11 32 4 1 0 6 4 0 0 39 7
Total 32 4 1 0 6 3 0 0 39 7
Swansea City
(loan)
2010–11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Ipswich Town
2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Derby County
(loan)
2011–12 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career Total 226 49 12 2 15 7 0 0 253 58

Updated to games played as of 2 November 2014.

International career[edit]

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.

On 7 September, Hungary started the FIFA world cup 2014 qualifying with a 5-0 win in Andorra, Priskin scored the fourth goal.[20]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2006 Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, Hungary  Canada 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 6 February 2007 GSO Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus  Cyprus 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 7 February 2007 GSO Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus  Latvia 0–1 0–2 Friendly
4. 0–2
5. 24 March 2007 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro  Montenegro 0–1 2–1 Friendly
6. 28 March 2007 Ferenc Szusza Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Moldova 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2008 Qualification
7. 20 August 2008 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Montenegro 1–0 3–3 Friendly
8. 17 November 2010 Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, Hungary  Lithuania 1–0 2–0 Friendly
9. 11 November 2011 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Liechtenstein 1–0 5–0 Friendly
10. 2–0
11. 15 November 2011 Miejski Stadion Sportowy, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland  Poland 1–1 2–1 Friendly
12. 7 September 2012 Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra 0–4 0–5 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
13. 4 June 2014 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Albania 1–0 1–0 Friendly
14. 7 June 2014 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Kazakhstan 1–0 3–0 Friendly
15. 7 September 2014 Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 340. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Priskin Tamás magyar állampolgárként bekerülhet Lothar Matthäus csapatába" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport online. Retrieved 2 August 2005. 
  3. ^ "Már húszévesen Bene Ferenc nyomában" (in Hungarian). focitipp.hu. Retrieved 23 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Watford sign Hungary star Priskin". BBC Sport. 9 August 2006. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Preston 2–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (14 February 2009). "Watford 1–3 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  7. ^ McNulty, Phil (3 December 2008). "Watford 1–2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "London Colney Gallery Part II". Watford F.C. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Priskin seals Town switch". Sky Sports. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Peterborough 2–1 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Doncaster 3–3 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Preston 2–2 QPR". BBC Sport. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "Boost for Derby as Rams raid Ipswich for striker Priskin". Daily Mail (London). 22 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "West Ham United 3–1 Derby County". Derby County F.C. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Dilemma for boss over a possible recruitment quest". This is Derbyshire. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Ipswich Town terminate Tamas Priskin deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Priskin Tamás Oroszországba szerződött" [Priskin moved to Russia] (in Hungarian). FourFourTwo. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ez ám a premier! Priskin győztes gólja az Alanyijában" [That's the debut! Priskin's game winning goal against Alania] (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Légiósok: Priskin orosz klubja csődközelben, a csatár távozott" (in Hungarian). Nemzeti Sport. 17 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Five-goal Hungary brush aside Andorra". FIFA. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

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