Filip Šebo

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Filip Šebo
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Inter Bratislava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 1. FC Köln II 50 (25)
2003–2004 Inter Bratislava 30 (8)
2004–2005 Petržalka 33 (22)
2005–2006 Austria Wien 32 (6)
2006–2007 Rangers F.C. 24 (2)
2007–2010 Valenciennes 62 (6)
2010–2012 Slovan Bratislava 53 (29)
2015–2016 Petržalka 9 (9)
Total 293 (107)
National team
2006–2012 Slovakia 15 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Filip Šebo (born 24 February 1984) is a Slovak former professional footballer who played as a forward. Šebo is best known for playing with Rangers.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Šebo started his professional career with German team 1. FC Köln but did not make a first team appearance, playing his games for reserve side Köln II. He returned to Slovakia joining Inter Bratislava in 2003 after being released by Köln. Eight goals in 25 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 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.[2] Le Guen gave him his first starting appearance for Rangers on 17 September, against Hibernian in an SPL match, and he scored.[3] His first home goal came on 1 October, a late winner in a 1–0 victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[6]


On 22 August 2007, Šebo joined French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes on a year-long loan deal.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] Šebo impressed in his first season at Slovan, becoming the Corgoň liga's top scorer with 22 goals.[10] Following the successful campaign, the Bundesliga club Hannover 96 tried to sign Šebo, but failed, as Slovan decided against selling the striker.[11] 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.[12]


Šebo joined Petržalka akadémia on 2015 as a free agent.

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.[13] 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 2 September 2006 Tehelné pole, Bratislava  Cyprus 3–0 6–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
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 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying



Slovakia U20

Slovakia U19


  1. ^ Filip Šebo at
  2. ^ "Sebo Clinches Gers Deal". Sporting Life. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Hibernian 2–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 17 September 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Rangers 1–0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Rangers 2–0 Molde (agg: 2–0)", BBC Sport, 28 September 2006
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Sebo offloaded to Valenciennes". BBC Sport. 22 August 2007.
  8. ^ Striker Sebo completes Ibrox exit BBC Sport, 29 May 2008
  9. ^ Slovan Bratislava sign Sebo, 15 September 2010
  10. ^ "Filip Šebo kráľom Corgoň ligy" (in Slovak). SFZ. 9 July 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Hannover admit Sebo defeat". Sky Sports. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Je koniec, Filip Šebo definitívne opúšťa Slovan Bratislava!" (in Slovak). Šport. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Sebo nets Slovakia debut hat-trick", CNN, 15 August 2006
  14. ^ "Football PLAYER: Filip Šebo". Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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