ŠK Slovan Bratislava

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Slovan Bratislava
Full nameŠportový klub Slovan Bratislava futbal, a.s.
Nickname(s)Belasí (Sky blues)
Jastrabi z Tehelného poľa (The Hawks from Brickfield)
Králi Bratislavy (Kings of Bratislava)
Founded3 May 1919; 101 years ago (1919-05-03)
as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava
GroundTehelné pole
ChairmanIvan Kmotrík
ManagerDarko Milanič
LeagueSlovak Super Liga
2019–20Slovak Super Liga, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

ŠK Slovan Bratislava (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈslɔʋan ˈbratislaʋa], "Bratislava Slav") is a football club based in Bratislava, Slovakia, that plays in the Slovak Super Liga. Founded as 1. ČsŠK Bratislava in 1919, the club changed its name to Slovan Bratislava in 1953. Slovan is the most successful team in Slovakia with the most titles in both league and cup in the country.

Slovan Bratislava became the first and so far only club in Slovakia as well as former Czechoslovakia to win one of the European cup competitions, the Cup Winners' Cup when they defeated FC Barcelona in the final in Basel in 1969. The club also supplied seven players to the victorious UEFA Euro 1976 Czechoslovak team.


Historical names[edit]

  • 1. ČsŠK Bratislava (1919–39)
  • ŠK Bratislava (1939–48)
  • Sokol NV Bratislava (1948–53)
  • ÚNV Slovan Bratislava (1953–61)
  • Slovan CHZJD Bratislava (1961–90)
  • ŠK Slovan Bratislava (1990–present)

Early years[edit]

Slovan was founded on 1 April 1919 in the Panonia Café in Bratislava, as I.ČsŠK Bratislava (the First Czechoslovak Sports Club Bratislava). The first president was Police Captain Richard Brunner, who arranged the club's first temporary training ground at Kuchajda (Pasienky). The club soon moved to Petržalka.

Slovan squad from 1919 season

I.ČsŠK became the champions of Slovakia in 1922. Notable players from the early era were Pavol Šoral, Štefan Čambal and Štefan Priboj. In the spring of 1938 anti-Jewish sentiments penetrated into the club, and the victim was coach József Braun, who was one of the many Bratislava inhabitants who had to involuntarily leave the city. Under the terms of the 1938 Munich agreement Czechoslovakia was dissolved, leading to the emergence of the Slovak Republic. At this point the club name was changed to ŠK Bratislava. On 26 September 1940 ŠK Bratislava played its first game at the new stadium, Tehelné pole.

The first international meeting at the new venue was on 27 October 1940, when ŠK Bratislava and Hertha Berlin played out a 2–2 draw. In the separate Slovak league, ŠK Bratislava won the title four times in the period from 1939 to 1945. Slovan was the first Czechoslovak team to use the WM formation. The team's first foreign opponent after World War II was Ferencvárosi TC. ŠK Bratislava lost 0–1, but won the Central European Cup 2–1 over Hungary before 20,000 spectators at Tehelnom field. In this period former players of I. ČsŠK Bratislava Ferdinand Daučík and Leopold "Jim" Šťastný served as coaches for ŠK Bratislava.

Czechoslovak league[edit]

The team name changed again in 1948, to Sokol NV Bratislava. The team met with success in 1949, when they became the first champions of the re-formed Czechoslovakia. Outstanding players from this era included Emil Pažický, Gejza Šimanský, Bozhin Laskov, Viktor Tegelhoff, and Teodor Reimann.

Anton Bulla, the coach in 1953, added eight new players to team. In 1961–62 the team defeated Red Star Bratislava in the national league for the title. Under the influence of political and economic pressures and interests, TJ ÚNV Slovan and TJ Dimitrov merged to create CHZJD Slovan Bratislava on 5 August 1961 (CHZJD stood for the Juraj Dimitrov Chemical Plant).

Slovan squad from 1963 to 1964.

1962 was a successful year, as the Czechoslovakia national team were defeated 3–1 in the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final in Chile, obtaining the silver, and repeating the success of the 1934 FIFA World Cup Final in Rome. Slovan players included goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf and defender Ján Popluhár.

Slovan ended the 1967–68 season second in the league, won the cup in Czechoslovakia, and participated in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The team was managed by former Slovan player Michal Vičan, who focused on fast and simple games. Vičan took the team on a winter tour of Argentina in 1969.

On 21 May 1969, the team defeated FC Barcelona in the 1969 European Cup Winners' Cup Final by a score of 3–2. Some of the players on the team were Ľudovít Cvetler, Vladimír Hrivnák, Ján Čapkovič, Karol Jokl, Alexander Horváth, Jozef Čapkovič, and Alexander Vencel.

Slovan Bratislava Czechoslovakia3–2Spain Barcelona
Cvetler Goal 2'
Hrivnák Goal 30'
Ján Čapkovič Goal 42'
Report Report 2 Zaldúa Goal 16'
Rexach Goal 52'
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Laurens van Ravens (Netherlands)

In 1970 the Czechoslovak squad sent to the FIFA World Cup in Mexico included seven players from Slovan: Alexander Vencel, Ján Zlocha, Ivan Hrdlička, Karol Jokl, Ján Čapkovič, Vladimír Hrivnák, and Alexander Horváth. Jozef Vengloš was the coach of the Slovan Bratislava team for part of this era, as well as performing duties coaching at the international level.

In 1976 a Czechoslovakian team including six Slovan players won the European title in the European Championships held in Belgrade. Gold medals were given to coach Vengloš, Alexander Vencel, Jozef Čapkovič, Koloman Gogh, Marián Masný, Anton Ondruš, Ján Pivarník, and Ján Švehlík. From the 1977–78 season Slovan were declining. In the 1984–85 season Slovan, led by coaches Ján Hucko and Jozef Obert, left the highest level of competition and were relegated to the Slovakian National League.

After three seasons spent in the Slovakian National League, Slovan Bratislava were able to return to national competition. In season 1987–88 the team returned to the top leagues under the leadership of coaches Ján Zachar and Jozef Jankech, who later coached the Slovak national team. Dušan Galis was the coach from 1977 to 1981. In 1991–92 Slovan Bratislava won the Czechoslovak title for the last time. Among the stars on the team were Peter Dubovský, Dušan Tittel, Ladislav Pecko, Vladimir Kinder, Miloš Glonek, Tomáš Stúpala, and Alexander Vencel (junior).

Slovak league[edit]

Slovan won titles in the Slovak league in the 1993–94, 1994–95 and 1995–96 seasons. For the next two years, MFK Košice won the title. Slovan returned to the Slovak throne in the 1998–99 season. The stars of the team included coach Stanislav Griga and players Róbert Tomaschek, Miroslav König, Stanislav Varga, Tibor Jančula, and Ladislav Pecko. In the next few years the club's performance was below par and they were in trouble financially. They were forced to sell some of their best players. At the end of the 2003–04 season, the team was relegated to the Slovak Second League, where they spent two seasons. After two years, in the 2010–11 season Slovan won the double with coach Karel Jarolím.


The first official club logo was when the club played under the name I. ČsŠK Bratislava (1st image in the gallery). Currently, the club logo has two versions, classic club logo, which is usually used and commercial logo with three stars.

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors[edit]


Tehelné pole, Slovan's previous stadium, had a capacity of 30,085 spectators.[3]

Tehelné pole (old)

The stadium was built during the first Slovak Republic, when Nazi Germany occupied Petržalka in 1938 and Bratislava lost almost all of its sporting facilities.[4] The construction lasted from 1939 to 1944 and the stadium became home ground for Slovan Bratislava. The stadium was officially opened in September 1940 with 25,000 places, and the first international match was played on 27 October 1940, with Slovan Bratislava playing against Hertha Berlin, ending in 2–2 tie. The old stadium underwent reconstruction in 1961, which added second tribune, boosting its capacity to 45,000 and modernising by adding score table, artificial light and revamping the field.[5] However, the stadium could hold up even 50,000 spectators, and just before breakup of Czechoslovakia, it was the largest one in use (Strahov Stadium in Prague had a capacity of 220,000 but was disused in the 1990s) and was the home ground for Czechoslovak national team.[6] The stadium was reconstructed once more in the 1990s to the "all-seater" stadium, reducing the capacity into 30,000.[6] After this, the Tehelné pole stadium was the second-largest in Slovakia after Všešportový areál in Košice, however, that stadium is now disused. In 2005–06, it was also used as the "home" ground for FC Artmedia Bratislava in that club's Champions League and UEFA Cup campaigns, as Artmedia's own ground did not meet minimum standards for UEFA competition. The current stadium (Pasienky) will be demolished and a new one with the capacity of 22 500 people will be built until the end of 2018, costing around 68 million Euro.[7] The need for a new stadium stems from the UEFA rules, which require to play international matches on stadiums of certain standards from 2008, however, Slovakia lacks these stadiums so far.[7]

Temporarily, Slovans home ground was Pasienky (2009–2018). Štadión Pasienky is a multi-purpose stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia. The stadium holds 11,591 people.

New stadium[edit]

Tehelné Pole

The new stadium of Slovan Bratislava at Tehelné pole is already completed. The stadium was opened on 3 March 2019 with a ceremony before the derby match against Spartak Trnava. The new stadium is rising at the same place where Slovan has its original home and earned so many achievements. It is a locality, which is typically connected with sports activities in Bratislava. The last match in the previous stadium at Tehelné pole was played in November 2009. In September 2016, after many years of negotiations and discussion, the building of the new stadium begun. The capacity of the new stadium is 22,500 spectators and will fulfil UEFA 4-star category criteria. The cost of construction for the stadium is an estimated €75.2m.

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

Slovan fans are called Ultras Slovan

The main ultras group is called Ultras Slovan or Sektor C according to the section in which they are situated during home matches. Previously, the main ultras group was called Belasá šlachta (Sky-blue aristocracy). The major hooligan firm is called Ultras Slovan Pressburg.

Slovan supporters maintain friendly relations with fans of Zbrojovka Brno and Austria Wien[8] as well as Polish club Wisła Kraków.

Slovan's greatest rival is Spartak Trnava. The derby is the most prestigious match in the Slovak football calendar. A major rivalry also exists between Slovan and DAC Dunajská Streda.

Slovan's major rival teams in Bratislava were Inter Bratislava and MFK Petržalka. The battle between Slovan and Inter has had a long and rich history: both teams played in the Czechoslovak First League. The rivalry with Petržalka peaked after 2000.



Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

Slovakia Slovakia

Czechoslovak and Slovak top goalscorer[edit]

The Czechoslovak League top scorer from 1944 to 1945 until 1992–93. Since the 1993–94 Slovak League top scorer.

Year Winner G
1954–55 Czechoslovakia Emil Pažický 191
1971–72 Czechoslovakia Ján Čapkovič 19
1980–81 Czechoslovakia Marián Masný 16
1991–92 Slovakia Peter Dubovský 27
1992–93 Slovakia Peter Dubovský 24
2008–09 Slovakia Pavol Masaryk 15
2010–11 Slovakia Filip Šebo 22
2016–17 Guinea Seydouba Soumah 201
2018–19 Slovenia Andraž Šporar 29
2019–20 Slovenia Andraž Šporar 12
1Shared award


UEFA ranking[edit]

This is the current 2019–20 (August 30) UEFA coefficient:

Rank Team Coefficient
142 Croatia Hajduk Split 7.500
143 North Macedonia KF Shkëndija 7.250
144 Slovakia Slovan Bratislava 7.000
145 Netherlands SBV Vitesse 7.000
146 Turkey Konyaspor 7.000



League and domestic cup history[edit]

Slovak League only (1993–present)

Season Division (Name) Pos/T Pld W D L Score Pts Domestic Cup Europe League Topscorer (Goals)
1993–94 1st (1. Liga) 1st/12 32 20 10 2 63:28 50 Winners, 2–1 (a.e.t.) (Tatran Prešov) UC R1 (England Aston Villa)
1994–95 1st (1. Liga) 1st/12 32 21 9 2 63:25 72 Quarter-finals, 1–1 (2–4 p) (Inter Bratislava) UC R2 (Germany Dortmund)
1995–96 1st (1. Liga) 1st/12 32 22 9 1 79:20 75 2nd round, 1–1 (1–3 p) (Trebišov) UC R1 (Germany Kaiserslautern) Slovakia Németh (12)
1996–97 1st (1. Liga) 3rd/16 30 15 5 10 49:33 50 Winners, 1–0 (a.e.t.) (Tatran Prešov) UC Q (Turkey Trabzonspor) Slovakia Németh (12)
1997–98 1st (Mars Superliga) 5th/16 30 12 9 9 41:36 45 1st round, 1–2 (Koba Senec) CWC R1 (England Chelsea) Slovakia Tittel (9)
1998–99 1st (Mars Superliga) 1st/16 30 21 7 2 56:11 70 Winners, 3–0 (Dukla Banská Bystrica) Did not qualify Slovakia Hrnčár, Slovakia Majoroš
Slovakia Jančula (9)
1999–2000 1st (Mars Superliga) 3rd/16 30 16 9 5 52:18 57 1st round, 2–3 (Matador Púchov) CL Q2 (Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta) Slovakia Varga (10)
2000–01 1st (Mars Superliga) 2nd/10 36 21 8 7 84:49 71 2nd round, 1–1 (2–4 p) (Koba Senec) UC R1 (Croatia Dinamo Zagreb) Slovakia Meszároš (18)
2001–02 1st (Mars Superliga) 6th/10 36 14 9 13 42:39 51 2nd round, 0–3 (Matador Púchov) UC R1 (Czech Republic Liberec) Slovakia Vittek (14)
2002–03 1st (1. Liga) 3rd/10 36 19 6 11 60:42 63 Runners-up, 1–2 (a.e.t.) (Matador Púchov) Did not qualify Slovakia Vittek (19)
2003–04 1st (Corgoň Liga) 10th/10 36 6 11 19 37:58 29 1st round, 0–1 (Duslo Šaľa) Did not qualify Slovakia Onofrej (9)
2004–05 2nd (2. Liga) 3rd/16 30 14 8 8 37:24 50 Quarter-finals, 0–4 agg. (Artmedia Petržalka) Did not qualify Slovakia Sloboda (5)
2005–06 2nd (2. Liga) promoted 2nd/16 30 19 6 5 47:25 63 1st round, 0–0 (5–6 p) (Matador Púchov) Did not qualify Slovakia Masaryk (11)
2006–07 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3rd/12 28 11 8 9 35:33 41 2nd round, 0–2 (Slovan Bratislava B) Did not qualify Slovakia Masaryk (14)
2007–08 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5th/12 33 15 6 12 46:37 51 Quarter-finals, 0–2 agg. (Košice) IC R2 (Austria Rapid Wien) Slovakia Masaryk, Slovakia Sylvestr
Slovakia Slovák, Slovakia Meszároš (6)
2008–09 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1st/12 33 21 7 5 69:25 70 Semi-finals, 1–2 agg. (Košice) Did not qualify Slovakia Masaryk (15) ♦
2009–10 1st (Corgoň Liga) 2nd/12 33 21 7 5 54:24 70 Winners, 6–0 (Spartak Trnava) CL
Q3 (Greece Olympiacos)
Q play-off (Netherlands Ajax)
Slovakia Halenár (11)
2010–11 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1st/12 33 20 8 5 63:22 68 Winners, 3–3 (5–4p) (Žilina) EL Q play-off (Germany Stuttgart) Slovakia Šebo (22) ♦
2011–12 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3rd/12 33 16 11 6 48:35 59 Quarter-finals, 2–2 agg. (2–4 p) (Senica) CL
Q3 (Cyprus APOEL)
Group stage, 4th
Slovakia Halenár (15)
2012–13 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1st/12 33 16 11 6 56:33 59 Winners, 2–0 (Žilina) EL Q2 (Hungary Videoton) Trinidad and Tobago Peltier (10)
2013–14 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1st/12 33 24 3 6 63:32 75 Runners-up, 1–2 (Košice) CL Q2 (Bulgaria Ludogorets) Czech Republic Fořt (12)
Slovakia Vittek (12)
2014–15 1st (Fortuna Liga) 3rd/12 33 18 3 12 49:42 57 Quarter-finals, 1–2 (Trenčín) CL
Q play-off (Belarus BATE Borisov)
Group stage, 4th
Serbia Milinković (8)
Guinea Soumah (8)
2015–16 1st (Fortuna Liga) 2nd/12 33 20 9 4 50:25 69 Runners-up, 1–3 (Trenčín) EL Q3 (Russia Krasnodar) Hungary Priskin (12)
2016–17 1st (Fortuna Liga) 2nd/12 30 18 3 9 54:34 57 Winners, 3–0 (Skalica) EL Q2 (Latvia Jelgava) Guinea Soumah (20) ♦
2017–18 1st (Fortuna Liga) 2nd/12 31 16 8 7 55:35 56 Winners, 3–1 (Ružomberok) EL Q2 (Denmark Lyngby) Czech Republic Mareš (12)
Serbia Čavrić (12)
2018–19 1st (Fortuna Liga) 1st/12 32 25 5 2 84:33 80 2nd round, 0–3 (awarded) (Horné Orešany) EL Q3 (Austria Rapid Wien) Slovenia Šporar (29) ♦
2019–20 1st (Fortuna Liga) 1st/12 27 21 5 1 57:14 68 Winners, 1–0 (Ružomberok) CL
Q1 (Montenegro Sutjeska)
Group stage, 3rd
Slovenia Šporar (12) ♦
2020–21 1st (Fortuna Liga) TBD/12 CL
Q1 (Faroe Islands )
Q2 (Finland KuPS)

European competition history[edit]


Current squad[edit]

As of 12 October 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Slovakia SVK Dominik Greif
6 MF Netherlands NED Joeri de Kamps
7 MF Morocco MAR Moha
9 FW Nigeria NGA Ezekiel Henty
10 MF Nigeria NGA Rabiu Ibrahim
11 MF Czech Republic CZE Ondřej Petrák
12 FW Slovenia SVN Alen Ožbolt
14 DF Suriname SUR Myenty Abena
15 FW Slovakia SVK David Strelec
17 DF Czech Republic CZE Jurij Medveděv
18 FW Montenegro MNE Boris Cmiljanić
21 FW Brazil BRA Rafael Ratão
22 GK Slovakia SVK Matúš Ružinský
23 MF Czech Republic CZE Erik Daniel
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 MF Spain ESP Nono
25 DF Slovakia SVK Lukáš Pauschek
26 MF Slovakia SVK Filip Lichý
27 MF Hungary HUN Dávid Holman
29 DF Bulgaria BUL Vasil Bozhikov (captain)
30 GK Slovakia SVK Michal Šulla
31 GK Slovakia SVK Martin Trnovský
36 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Lovat
66 DF Slovenia SVN Kenan Bajrić
77 MF Serbia SRB Aleksandar Čavrić
79 MF Slovakia SVK Vladimír Weiss
81 DF Argentina ARG Vernon De Marco

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Slovakia SVK David Hrnčár (at Slovakia ViOn Zlaté Moravce until 30 June 2021)
MF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Alen Mustafić (at Slovakia Nitra until 30 June 2021)
DF Ukraine UKR Artem Sukhotskyi (at Belarus Dinamo Minsk until 1 December 2020)
FW Serbia SRB Dejan Dražić (at Poland Zagłębie Lubin until 30 June 2021)
MF Slovakia SVK Gabriel Hornyák (at Slovakia Senica until 30 June 2022)
55 FW Slovenia SVN Žan Medved (at Poland Wisła Kraków until 30 June 2021)

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2020.

Current technical staff[edit]

See also List of ŠK Slovan Bratislava managers
Position Name
Manager Slovenia Darko Milanič
Assistant manager Slovenia Novica Nikčević
Goalkeeping coach Slovakia Miroslav Hrdina
Fitness coach Portugal Xavier Simões
Director Slovakia Ján Švehlík
Team doctor Slovakia Roman Križan
Team doctor Slovakia Richard Reis
Physiotherapist Slovakia Štefan Szilágyi
Physiotherapist Czech Republic Jiří Jurza
Physiotherapist Slovakia Sandra Pribilová
Physiotherapist Serbia Radomir Mijatović
Masseur Slovakia Róbert Dioši
Custodian Slovakia Ján Beniak
Custodian Slovakia Peter Paulický
  • Last updated: 7 September 2020

Reserve team[edit]

ŠK Slovan Bratislava U21 are the reserve team of ŠK Slovan Bratislava. They currently play in the Slovak second division.

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 August 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Slovakia SVK Tomáš Rybár
2 DF Slovakia SVK Radovan Valentín
3 DF Slovakia SVK Jakub Baláž
4 DF Slovakia SVK Adam Čech
5 DF Slovakia SVK Martin Majling
6 MF Slovakia SVK Samuel Habodasz
8 MF Slovakia SVK Martin Schlossár
9 FW Slovakia SVK Adam Matoš
10 MF Slovakia SVK Marek Rigo
11 FW Slovakia SVK Adam Jackuliak
12 MF Slovakia SVK Jozef Sopóci
13 DF Slovakia SVK Adam Laczkó
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF Slovakia SVK Samuel Orság
15 FW Slovakia SVK Denis Giesser
16 MF Slovakia SVK Patrik Haramia
17 MF Colombia COL John García
18 MF Slovakia SVK Jakub Lieskovský
19 DF Slovakia SVK Alexander Tóth
20 DF Slovakia SVK Martin Hubert (captain)
21 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Denis Lumbala
22 GK Slovakia SVK Matúš Ružinský
31 GK Slovakia SVK Martin Trnovský
FW Slovakia SVK Dominik Dohnanský
DF Slovakia SVK Erik Švihel

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers summer 2020.

Position Name
Manager Slovakia Vladimír Gala
Team leader Slovakia Jaroslav Suchoň

Club officials[edit]

Position Name
President Slovakia Ivan Kmotrík
Vice president Slovakia Ivan Kmotrík Jr.
Sport director Slovakia Richard Trutz
Team chief Slovakia Ján Švehlík
Technical director Slovakia Zdeno Roman
Marketing director Slovakia Tomáš Straka
Youth director Slovakia Vladimír Gála

Player records[edit]

Most goals[edit]

# Nat. Name Goals
1 Slovakia Ján Arpáš 151
2 Czechoslovakia Jozef Luknár 119
3 Czechoslovakia Ján Čapkovič 100
4 Czechoslovakia Adolf Scherer 99
5 Czechoslovakia Marián Masný 97
6 Czechoslovakia Viktor Tegelhoff 86
7 Czechoslovakia Emil Pažický 77
8 Czechoslovakia Anton Moravčík 70
. Slovakia Róbert Vittek 70
10 Czechoslovakia Jozef Obert 59
. Slovakia Peter Dubovský 59

Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.


Slovan have produced numerous players who have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Slovan after a few years of first team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard, with the German Bundesliga (best scorer Róbert Vittek to 1. FC Nürnberg in 2003), English Premier League (Vladimír Kinder to Middlesbrough in 1997, Stanislav Varga to Sunderland in 2000, Igor Bališ to West Bromwich in 2000), Turkish Süper Lig (Marko Milinković to Gençlerbirliği S.K. in 2016, Ľubomír Meszároš to Elazığspor in 2002, Marián Zeman to İstanbulspor A.Ş. in 1995), Italy (Marek Hamšík to Brescia Calcio in 2004), Spanish La Liga (Samuel Slovák to CD Tenerife in 1997 and Peter Dubovský to Real Madrid C.F. for 110mil SKK (4.3mil ) in 1993). Other interesting transfers were Dušan Tittel to Nîmes Olympique in 1992, Igor Demo to PSV Eindhoven in 1997, Róbert Tomaschek to Heart of Midlothian F.C. in 2000, Kornel Saláta to FC Rostov in 2011 and Branislav Niňaj to Lokeren in 2015. The top transfer was agreed in 2020 when 25 years old striker and previous season topscorer Andraž Šporar joined Portugal team Sporting CP for a fee more than 7.0 million, which was the highest ever paid to a Slovak club.

Record departures[edit]

Rank Player To Fee Year
1. Slovenia Andraž Šporar Portugal Sporting CP €6 million[A] 2020[9]
2. Slovakia Peter Dubovský Spain Real Madrid €4.3 million* 1993[10]
3. Slovakia Vladimír Kinder England Middlesbrough €2.2 million* 1997[11]
4. Guinea Seydouba Soumah Serbia Partizan €1.65 million 2017[12]
5. Slovakia Róbert Vittek Germany 1. FC Nürnberg €1.3 million 2004[13]
6. Slovakia Stanislav Varga England Sunderland €1.25 million 2000[14]
7. Slovakia Kornel Saláta Russia FC Rostov €1 million* 2011[15]
Slovakia Jakub Sylvestr Croatia Dinamo Zagreb €1 million 2010[16]
9. Slovakia Filip Kiss England Cardiff ~€500,000 2012[17]
Slovakia Marek Hamšík Italy Brescia €500,000 2004[18]
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise above €7 million.

*-unofficial fee

Record arrivals[edit]

Rank Player From Fee Year
1. Nigeria Ibrahim Rabiu Belgium Gent €1.0 million 2017[19]
2. Hungary Dávid Holman Hungary Debrecen €700,000 2017[20]
3. Slovenia Kenan Bajrić Slovenia Olimpija Ljubljana €600,000 2018[21][22]
Slovenia Andraž Šporar Switzerland Basel €600,000 2018[23][24][25]
5. Slovakia Richard Lásik Italy Brescia ~€450,000 2014[26][27]

Notable players[edit]

The following players had collected senior international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Slovan.


Czech manager Karel Jarolím led Slovan to a league and cup double in the 2010–11 season, a feat also achieved by Stanislav Griga in 1998–99 and Dušan Galis in 1993–94. Martin Ševela is the current manager of Slovan Bratislava, having taken over in 2017.

Recent managers[edit]

Name Nationality Years
Vladimír Weiss Slovakia 2011–12
Samuel Slovák Slovakia 2012–13
Dušan Galis Slovakia 2013–14
František Straka Czech Republic 2014
Jozef Chovanec Slovakia 2014–15
Dušan Tittel Slovakia 2015
Nikodimos Papavasiliou Cyprus 2015–16
Vladimír Koník (interim) Slovakia 2016
Ivan Vukomanović Serbia 2016–2017
Martin Ševela Slovakia 2017–2019
Ján Kozák Slovakia 2019–2020
Darko Milanič Slovenia 2020–present


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