Ján Novák (footballer)

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Ján Novák
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Personal information
Full name Ján Novák
Date of birth (1985-03-06) 6 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Trebišov, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Iskra Borčice
Number 15
Youth career
Slavoj Trebišov
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Slavoj Trebišov
2006–2011 MFK Košice 112 (45)
2011 Tours (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Žilina 11 (1)
2012 MFK Košice (loan) 13 (5)
2013–2015 Tatran Prešov 12 (1)
2013–2015 MFK Košice (loan) 37 (9)
2015– Iskra Borčice 14 (10)
National team
2008–2010 Slovakia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2016.

Ján Novák (born 6 March 1985) is a Slovak footballer who plays for Iskra Borčice as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Novák became the 2007–08 Corgoň Liga top goalscorer, scoring 17 goals in 23 matches. In 2 consecutive games he scored 8 times.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] Nevertheless, he signed a half-year loan for the Ligue 2 team Tours FC in December 2010.[5] 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.[6]

International career[edit]

On 20 May 2008, Novák made his debut for the Slovakia national football team in a 0–1 defeat against Turkey in a friendly match.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 June 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Slovakia League Slovak Cup Europe Total
2006–07 MFK Košice Corgoň Liga 20 2 1 0 0 0 21 2
2007–08 23 17 5 3 0 0 28 20
2008–09 31 12 7 6 0 0 38 18
2009–10 29 12 3 3 4 5 36 20
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 9 2 3 0 0 0 12 2
2012–13 13 5 2 2 0 0 15 7
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
2010–11 Tours Ligue 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia League Slovak Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Žilina Corgoň Liga 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
2012–13 Tatran Prešov 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Total Slovakia 148 52 21 14 4 5 173 71
France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 148 52 21 14 4 5 173 71

Honours[edit]

MFK Košice[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ján Novák strelil doma v CL dvakrát po sebe štyri góly" (in Slovak). SME. 12 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Birmingham take Slovakia striker Jan Novak on trial with view to £2m move". Daily Mail. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ján Novák po operácii kolena, mimo hry 4 až 6 mesiacov" (in Slovak). profutbal. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Novák prestupuje do Francúzska" (in Slovak). Denník Šport. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ján Novák do konca roku 2014 hráčom MŠK Žilina" (in Slovak). profutbal. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dvojicu Kolbas – Novák teší debut v slovenskej reprezentácii" (in Slovak). profutbal. 21 May 2008. 

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