Ďurica in 2014
|Full name||Ján Ďurica|
|Date of birth||10 December 1981|
|Place of birth||Dunajská Streda, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2006–2008||Saturn Moscow Oblast||72||(2)|
|2010||→ Hannover 96 (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017
Ďurica moved to FC Saturn Moscow Oblast after a highly successful UEFA Champions League campaign with FC Artmedia Bratislava. On 31 January 2009, Ďurica signed a three-year contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, who have paid around 3,5 million euros to overtake Celtic and Panathinaikos in the auction for the Slovakia national. On 13 January 2010, it was confirmed that he would join Hannover 96 on-loan until the end of the season.
Ďurica is a centre back or sweeper. He is quite an attacking player for his position and likes to play the ball out of midfield using his passing skills.
- As of 14 November 2017
|DAC Dunajská Streda||D2||2001-02||2||0||0||0||-||2||0|
|Hannover 96 (loan)||D1||2009/10||9||0||0||0||-||9||0|
On 9 July 2004, Ďurica made his national team debut against Japan at the 2004 Kirin Cup. He was picked for the Slovak squad for their first FIFA World Cup ever, held in South Africa. He played all four matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also remained a regular center-back for the upcoming years, forming a solid defensive duo with Martin Škrtel (for a majority of his career - both players debuting in the same match). After contributing to Slovakia's first appearance at a UEFA European Championship he was one of the players who completed all of Slovakia's four matches of the tournament. After the tournament, he hinted the intention to retire from international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he spent a notable part of his career. However, as Slovakia failed to qualify, Ďurica retired on 14 November 2017, in a home friendly match against Norway (1-0 win), with a final statistic of 91 caps and 4 goals.
- Score and Result lists Slovakia's goals first
|1.||13 October 2007||Mestský štadión, Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia||San Marino||7–0||7–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2.||12 October 2010||Stadium Pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia||Republic of Ireland||1–1||1–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|3.||7 June 2013||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||5 March 2014||Netanya Stadium, Netanya, Israel||Israel||2–0||3–1||Friendly match|
- Artmedia Petržalka
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- List of 33 top players of the Russian league: #1 (2007), #2 (2013/14).
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- "Hannover sign Slovakian defender". ontheminute.com. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
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