FO ŽP Šport Podbrezová

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Podbrezová
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Full name Futbalový oddiel Železiarne Podbrezová Šport Podbrezová a.s.
Nickname(s) Železiari (Ironmongers)
Founded 1920; 97 years ago (1920)
as RTJ Podbrezová
Ground ZELPO Aréna
Ground Capacity 4,061
Owner Železiarne Podbrezová
President Július Kriváň
Head coach Marek Fabuľa
League Fortuna Liga
2015–16 Fortuna Liga, 8th
Website Club home page

FO ŽP Šport Podbrezová (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈʃport ˈpodbrezoʋaː]) is a Slovak football team, based in the town of Podbrezová.

History[edit]

Podbrezová was formed in 1920 as RTJ Podbrezová. The club is also particularly famous for its youth program that has produced many Slovak talents over the years, including Juraj Kucka, Michal Breznaník, Róbert Pich, Peter Štyvar and Marek Bažík. Podbrezová has been cooperating with the Italian club Inter, in a worldwide social project – Inter Campus (2002-2008). Argentine midfielder Pablo Podio, who currently plays for Podbrezová, is a product of the Inter Campus project. Major achievements in the history of the club include: second place in the I. liga in the 2007/2008 season and the semifinals of the Slovak Cup in the 2001/2002 season. In 2009–10, the club withdrew from the Slovak First League.[1]

Affiliated clubs[edit]

The following clubs are affiliated with Podbrezová:

Fortuna Liga[edit]

In 2013–2014, Podbrezová were promoted to the top flight of Slovak football for the first time in their history. The success was born under the leadership of coach Jaroslav Kentoš. The keys players were Vratislav Greško, Blažej Vaščák, Jozef Hanák, Michal Pančík and others.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1998–1999 Puma none
1999–2001 ATAK
2001–2002 NIKE Železiarne Podbrezová
2002–2004 ŽP Trade
2004–2005 Puma none
2005–2006 NIKE ŽP Trade
2006–2007 ALEA none
2007–2010 Jako Železiarne Podbrezová
2010–present Adidas

Club partners[edit]

source[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 March 2017[4]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Slovakia GK Patrik Lukáč
2 Slovakia MF Miroslav Viazanko
3 Slovakia DF Matúš Turňa
4 Slovakia DF Jaroslav Kostelný (Captain)
5 Slovakia DF Ivan Minčič (vice-captain)
5 Slovakia DF Adam Lipčák
6 Slovakia MF Michal Breznaník
7 Slovakia DF Lukáš Migaľa
8 Slovakia MF Jakub Sedláček
9 Slovakia DF Patrik Vajda
10 Republic of Macedonia MF Dejan Peševski
11 Slovakia MF Matej Kochan
12 Slovakia DF Ľuboš Kupčík
13 Slovakia DF Daniel Magda
No. Position Player
14 Serbia DF Lazar Đorđević
15 Slovakia MF Kamil Kuzma
16 Croatia MF Luka Pejović
17 Slovakia FW Róbert Polievka
18 Slovakia FW Viktor Jedinák
19 Argentina MF Pablo Podio
20 Slovakia DF Ján Krivák
21 Slovakia MF Filip Lepieš
22 Netherlands FW Endy Opoku
25 Slovakia FW Andrej Rendla
27 Slovakia GK Samuel Vavrúš
28 Slovakia GK Martin Kuciak
33 Slovakia FW Matúš Mikuš
90 Romania FW Marius Alexe (on loan from Karabükspor)

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers winter 2016–17.

Out on loan 2016–17[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Slovakia MF Juraj Pančík (at Šamorín)
Slovakia DF Ivan Očenáš (at Liptovský Mikuláš)
Slovakia GK Branislav Pavol (at Žarnovica)

Staff[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 12 June 2016
Staff Job title
Slovakia Marek Fabuľa Manager
Slovakia Miroslav Guza Assistant manager
Slovakia František Kunzo Team Leader
Slovakia Peter Boroš Goalkeeping coach
Slovakia MUDr. Miroslav Košík Team Doctor
Slovakia Andrej Caban Fitness coach
Slovakia Roman Švantner Fitness coach

Club officials[edit]

Position Name
President Slovakia Július Kriváň
Vice president Slovakia Marián Kurčík
Vice president Slovakia Vladimír Soták ml.
Vice president Slovakia Vratislav Greško

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries

For full list, see Category:ŽP Šport Podbrezová players

Notable managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]