Ján Kozák (footballer, born 1980)

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Ján Kozák
Personal information
Full name Ján Kozák
Date of birth (1980-04-22) 22 April 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Košice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Slovan Bratislava B (coach)
Youth career
1988–1996 Lokomotíva Košice
1996–1997 1.FC Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 1.FC Košice 18 (6)
1998–1999 Lokeren (loan) 5 (0)
2000–2002 Slavia Prague 13 (0)
2002–2003 1.FC Košice 34 (6)
2003–2008 Artmedia Petržalka 160 (40)
2006 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 6 (0)
2009 Slovan Bratislava 30 (3)
2010 Politehnica Timişoara 10 (1)
2011 Larissa 3 (0)
2012 Bunyodkor 21 (5)
2013–2014 DSG Union Perg
2014–2015 SV Stripfing
Total 300 (61)
National team
2004–2010 Slovakia 25 (2)
Teams managed
2015– Slovan Bratislava B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 December 2010

Ján Kozák (born 22 April 1980) is a retired Slovak footballer and a current coach at Slovan Bratislava B.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

A midfielder, Kozák joined Bratislava in the year 2003, winning the Corgoň Liga with the club the very next season, 2004–05. He scored 7 goals in 34 appearances in the season.

In 2005–06, he played in 11 matches for the club, scoring three goals, before moving to West Bromwich Albion in January 2006. He made his debut for Albion on 4 February 2006, coming on as a substitute for Geoff Horsfield in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers. He was not considered good enough for the then manager Bryan Robson to sign, so left at the end of his loan spell.

He made his debut for Poli Timișoara in an away match at Gloria Bistriţa. On 21 July 2010, he was released.

Ján Kozák ended his career playing in the Austrian 2. Landesliga for DSG Union Perg.[1] and SV Stripfing.

Managerial career[edit]

On 1 August 2015, he became head coach of Slovan Bratislava B.

International career[edit]

He made his first appearance for Slovakia on 30 November 2004, a 1-0 win against Hungary.[2]

Kozák has played in Euro 2008 qualifying and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. He was selected to take the captain's armband. He also made the squad for Slovakia's World Cup debut in 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 October 2008 Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 0–2 1–3 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 6 June 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia  San Marino 5–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
Correct as of 7 October 2015[3]

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