Erik Čikoš

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Erik Čikoš
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Personal information
Full name Erik Čikoš
Date of birth (1988-07-31) 31 July 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Number 44
Youth career
Inter Bratislava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Inter Bratislava 60 (2)
2009–2010 Petržalka 33 (3)
2010–2011Wisła Kraków (loan) 22 (0)
2011–2015 Slovan Bratislava 55 (1)
2014Ross County (loan) 14 (0)
2016–2017 Ross County 5 (0)
2017 Monopoli 2 (0)
2017 Senica 2 (0)
2017–2018 Slovan Bratislava 14 (0)
2018– Debrecen 6 (0)
National team
2006 Slovakia U18 2 (0)
2006–2007 Slovakia U19 13 (0)
2007–2009 Slovakia U20 5 (1)
2008–2010 Slovakia U21 17 (0)
2014– Slovakia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2014

Erik Čikoš (born 31 July 1988) is a Slovak footballer who plays as a right back.


Čikoš first club was Inter Bratislava, where he played till 2008. In 2009, he was transferred to the club MFK Petržalka.

Wisła Kraków[edit]

In July 2010, Čikoš came to Ekstraklasa side Wisła Kraków for medical tests and then he joined Wisła on one-year loan deal, with a one-year option.[1] Čikoš was a replacement for Pablo Álvarez Menéndez, another right-back player, whose left the club to make a return to Reggina. Čikoš was unveiled at the Stadion Miejski, where he was given number 22 shirt.[2]

Čikoš made his league debut for the club, in the opening game of the season, in a 1–0 victory over Arka Gdynia. Under the management of Robert Maaskant, Čikoš was used in the right-back position and plays an important role in the defensive strength of the team, where the club would win the Ekstraklasa and Čikoš went on to make 27 appearances. In April 2011, the move could be set, where he could sign a permanent basis with the club, which gave a contract until 2013, though the decision hasn't been done.[3]

At the end of the 2010–11 season, it announced that Čikoš left the club after Wisła Kraków refused to take up the options to sign Čikoš the previous month.[4][5]

Slovan Bratislava[edit]

After leaving Wisła Kraków, Čikoš returned to Slovakia by joining Slovan Bratislava.[5] Čikoš made his debut for the club, in the return leg of second round Champions League, as Slovan Bratislava beat Tobol on away goal after the match ended with a 1–1 draw on 19 July 2011. Despite elimination from Champions League after losing to Cypriot side APOEL, Čikoš played in both legs in the qualification round of Europa League, as they beat Italian side Roma 2–1 on aggregate.[6] After making eight starts, Čikoš was out of the squad when Čikoš was injured with a knee ligament when that happened during a match and missed the 2011–12 season, though he made a brief return in March 2012. Once again, Čikoš sustained another injury when he tore his meniscus.[7] While on the sideline, Čikoš says he went under a knife as a result of his knee ligament injury.[8]

In the 2012–13 season, Čikoš remained on the sideline until he return to training in January.[9] Despite being recovered, Čikoš's return was short-lived, when he injured his knee during a friendly match against Red Star Belgrade. Unlike his injuries he sustained recently, this wasn't a serious injury and will only be out for two to three weeks.[10] Though recovered from injuries, Čikoš had to wait until 19 May 2013, where he made his first appearance for the club in years, as Slovan Bratislava would lose 1–0 to Zlaté Moravce.[11]

After the end of his loan spell at Ross County, Čikoš returned to Slovan Bratislava and made a great start on his return when he scored in the second round of first leg of Champions League, as Slovan Bratislava beat Welsh side The New Saints 1–0 and Slovan Bratislava would go through to the next round after another win in the return leg.[12]

Ross County[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Čikoš signed for Ross County on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[13] On making the move, Čikoš revealed that his compatriot team-mate Filip Kiss played a role in persuading him to join Ross County.[14] Čikoš made his debut for the club, playing at right-back, as Ross County drew 2-2 with Kilmarnock.[15] While playing at Ross County, Čikoš said that the Scottish league had a higher tempo than in the Slovak Super Liga, he also said that he enjoyed living in the local area, which he described as having a "nice atmosphere."[16] He went on to make 14 appearances for the club.

In May 2016, Čikoš signed again for Ross County, this time on a permanent contract.[17] On 17 January 2017, Ross County announced that Čikoš had left the club, his contract having been terminated by mutual consent.[18]

International career[edit]

After being including in Slovakia levels, Čikoš was finally called up by the senior national football team for two games.[19] Čikoš made his national team debut against Montenegro on 23 May 2014, which Slovakia would earn a 2–0 victory.[20] Čikoš previously called up by Vladimír Weiss in May 2011, Čikoš didn't play.[21]


  1. ^ "Cikos i Bunoza oficjalnie w Wiśle". Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Nowe stroje krakowskiej Wisły" (in Polish). 14 July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Słowak chce zostać w Wiśle na dłużej" (in Polish). Przeglad Sportowy. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Wisła Kraków. Erik Cikos wróci do Bratysławy?" (in Polish). 10 June 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Cikos odchodzi, Maaskant smutny". 14 June 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Slovan šokoval Rím i celú Európu, je v skupinovej fáze!" (in Slovak). 26 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Slovanisti dúfajú v podporu fanúšikov" (in Slovak). 14 September 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Erik Čikoš: "Hneď som vedel, že pôjdem pod nôž"" (in Slovak). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Erik Čikoš je už fit: "Chcem si užívať futbal"" (in Slovak). 23 January 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Erik Čikoš po ďalšom zranení kolena: Paniku už z toho nerobím" (in Slovak). Fortuna Liga Official Website. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Erik Čikoš: Svoj návrat mohol okoreniť exportným gólom" (in Slovak). Fortuna Liga Official Website. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Champions League:: Slovan Bratislava 1-0 The New Saints". BBC Sport. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Transfer news: Ross County sign Erik Cikos from Slovan Bratislava on loan". Sky Sports. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Čikoš potreboval zmenu, do Škótska ho odporučil Kiss" (in Slovak). 4 February 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Ten-man Ross County held at the death by Kilmarnock". Highland News. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Erik Cikos - Playing top sides suits Ross County's style". Highland News. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  17. ^ "Ross County bring in four new signings on free transfers". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Erik Cikos set for move away from Ross County". Ross County F.C. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  19. ^ "County manager confirms fresh player deals and hails international call-ups". Ross-Shire Journal. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  20. ^ Slovensko vyhralo nad Čiernou Horou 2:0, Kozákovi chýbala atmosféra,, retrieved 25. 5. 2014 (in Slovak)
  21. ^ "Erik Čikoš: Ošiaľ z osláv je za mnou, už sa sústredím na Andorru" (in Slovak). 2 June 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2014.

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