Filip Šebo

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Filip Šebo
Personal information
Full name Filip Šebo
Date of birth (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Inter Bratislava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 1. FC Köln II 20 (2)
2003–2004 Inter Bratislava 30 (16)
2004–2005 Petržalka 33 (25)
2005–2006 Austria Vienna 32 (5)
2006–2007 Rangers 24 (2)
2007–2010 Valenciennes 11 (1)
2010–2012 Slovan Bratislava 53 (29)
2015–2016 FC Petržalka akadémia 9 (9)
National team
2006–2012 Slovakia 15 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Filip Šebo (born 24 February 1984) is a Slovak football forward, who currently plays for FC Petržalka akadémia in the 5. liga (Bratislava division).

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Šebo started his professional career with German team FC Köln but did not make a first team appearance, playing his games for reserve side Köln II. He moved to Slovakian side Inter Bratislava in 2003 after being released from Köln. Eight goals in twenty-five appearances earned him a transfer to Artmedia Bratislava – known for their run in the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League.

In the summer of 2005, after 22 goals in 29 games and the award for the league's top-scorer, he was bought by Austrian side Austria Vienna who paid approximately £400,000 for him. Šebo played 32 times, scoring 5 goals for the Austrian side, helping them to achieve an Austrian Bundesliga and Cup double.

Rangers[edit]

Rangers manager Paul Le Guen made Šebo his ninth signing on 3 August 2006 after Austria Vienna and Rangers agreed a fee of £1.85 million.[1] Le Guen gave him his first starting appearance for Rangers on 17 September, against Hibernian in an SPL match, and he scored.[2] His first home goal came on 1 October, a late winner in a 1–0 victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox.[3] Šebo played his first European match for Rangers on 28 September, playing the last 15 minutes of a UEFA Cup first-round second-leg tie against Molde FK. Rangers won, 2–0, to qualify for the group stage.[4] Despite his lack of goals, he became something of a cult figure for Rangers, due to both his high workrate and his distinctive broad, stocky build.[5]

In a friendly against Airdrie United on 31 January 2007, Šebo scored in a 3–0 win, his first goal in three months for the club. In another friendly, he scored a hat-trick in a 5–0 defeat of Gretna. In July 2007, Šebo scored Rangers' second goal in a 2–0 pre-season friendly win over Chelsea; it was his first goal at Ibrox in almost 10 months.[5]

Valenciennes[edit]

On 22 August 2007, Šebo joined French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes on a year-long loan deal.[6] He scored his first goal for Valenciennes in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Sochaux on 27 September 2007. He netted his first and second league goals on 11 November against Caen.

He completed a permanent switch to France on 29 May 2008, with Valenciennes paying a fee of around one million pounds.[7]

Slovan Bratislava[edit]

Šebo joined Slovan Bratislava on 15 September 2010. The striker, who came as a free agent after his spell at Valenciennes, signed a contract with the Slovak side until December 2012.[8] Šebo impressed in his first season at Slovan, becoming the Corgoň liga's top scorer with 22 goals.[9] Following the successful campaign, the Bundesliga club Hannover 96 tried to sign Šebo, but failed, as Slovan decided against selling the striker.[10] Although Šebo was less prolific in his remaining time at the club, Slovan offered him a new contract, which the striker, however, turned down and left the club in the winter of 2012.[11]

FC Petržalka akademia[edit]

Šebo joined Petržalka akadémia on 2015 as free player.

International career[edit]

On 15 August 2006, Šebo made his debut for the Slovakia national team in a friendly against Malta. He marked the occasion by scoring a hat-trick.[12] He scored another two goals in his second international match against Cyprus.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovakia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 August 2006 Tehelné pole, Bratislava  Malta 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2 2–0
3 3–0
4 02 September 2006 Tehelné pole, Bratislava  Cyprus 3–0 6–1 Euro 2008 qualifier
5 4–0
6 17 November 2010 Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 2–3 Friendly
7 26 March 2011 Communal d'Aixovall, Andorra La Vella  Andorra 1–0 1–0 Euro 2012 qualifier
Correct as of 13 March 2017[13]

Honours[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovakia U20
Slovakia U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sebo Clinches Gers Deal". Sporting Life. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hibernian 2–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 17 September 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rangers 1–0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Rangers 2–0 Molde (agg: 2–0)", BBC Sport, 28 September 2006
  5. ^ a b Wood, Kris (11 July 2012). "Non-Existent Nines: A Headless Chicken Would Have Faired [sic] Better Than Glasgow Rangers Flop Filip Sebo". Sabotage Times. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sebo offloaded to Valenciennes". BBC Sport. 22 August 2007. 
  7. ^ Striker Sebo completes Ibrox exit BBC Sport, 29 May 2008
  8. ^ Slovan Bratislava sign Sebo WorldFootball.net, 15 September 2010
  9. ^ "Filip Šebo kráľom Corgoň ligy" (in Slovak). SFZ. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Hannover admit Sebo defeat". Sky Sports. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Je koniec, Filip Šebo definitívne opúšťa Slovan Bratislava!" (in Slovak). Šport. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sebo nets Slovakia debut hat-trick", CNN, 15 August 2006
  13. ^ "Football PLAYER: Filip Šebo". Retrieved 13 March 2017. 

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