Ján Novák (footballer)
|Full name||Ján Novák|
|Date of birth||6 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Trebišov, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2011||→ Tours (loan)||0||(0)|
|2012||→ MFK Košice (loan)||13||(5)|
|2013–2015||→ MFK Košice (loan)||37||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2016.
Novák became the 2007–08 Corgoň Liga top goalscorer, scoring 17 goals in 23 matches. In 2 consecutive games he scored 8 times. He scored three times against Roma at the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round whereby he showed great performance, evoking interest in Fulham. Novák had a trial at Birmingham City in December 2009 for 5 days with a view to completing a £2m move. However Birmingham City manager decided against signing Novák stating that he wanted to sign players that he knew in fear of wasting the club's transfer budget. He was injured at pre-season training camp in July 2010. He had to undergo surgery of the cruciate ligament and meniscus in August 2010. Nevertheless, he signed a half-year loan for the Ligue 2 team Tours FC in December 2010. His convalescence was not successful and he did not play any match for Tours. He played his first match after injury against Spartak Trnava on 24 July 2011. In the first half of the 2011–12 season his form was behind his performances before the injury. In January 2012, he signed a two-year contract for MŠK Žilina.
- As of 7 June 2013
|2006–07||MFK Košice||Corgoň Liga||20||2||1||0||0||0||21||2|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Europe||Total|
- "Ján Novák strelil doma v CL dvakrát po sebe štyri góly" (in Slovak). SME. 12 April 2008.
- "Fulham boss Roy Hodgson lines up deal for Jan Novak as replacement for the injured Andy Johnson". Daily Mirror. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- "Birmingham take Slovakia striker Jan Novak on trial with view to £2m move". Daily Mail. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Ján Novák po operácii kolena, mimo hry 4 až 6 mesiacov" (in Slovak). profutbal. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- "Novák prestupuje do Francúzska" (in Slovak). Denník Šport. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
- "Ján Novák do konca roku 2014 hráčom MŠK Žilina" (in Slovak). profutbal. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- "Dvojicu Kolbas – Novák teší debut v slovenskej reprezentácii" (in Slovak). profutbal. 21 May 2008.