Kisel playing for Sydney FC in 2009
|Date of birth||15 March 1977|
|Place of birth||Košice, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 January 2010
In early 2009 he was linked with Australian A-League club Sydney FC for the 2009/10 season, where he would be reunited with former manager Vítězslav Lavička. On 3 April 2009, it was announced that Kisel had signed a one-year deal with the club.
He scored his first goal for the Sky Blues at home against the Brisbane Roar, which Sydney won 2-1. He scored his second goal in Sydney's 2-0 win over the Melbourne Victory to help claim the A-League Premiership.
Despite Sydney FC offering a new contract, Kisel declined the offer and returned to the Czech Republic to continue his law studies. In June 2010 he signed a 1-year contract with Slavia Prague. Kisel played as captain for the 2010–11 Gambrinus liga. Kisel played his final game with Slavia Prague in their 3-1 win over Bohemians 1905.
Return to Sydney FC
On 8 February 2011, Kisel re-signed with Sydney FC for the upcoming 2011-12 A-League Season. He was not eligible to play in the AFC Champions League due to Sydney FC's foreign spots being full. Kisel's last game for Sydney FC was the away Elimination final against Wellington Phoenix on 30 March 2012.
Return to Slavia Prague
On 22 May 2012, Slavia Prague announced Kisel's return for 2012-13 season. The transfer officially went through on 1 July 2012 when the Gambrinus Liga transfer window started. He once again assumed the role of team captain soon after his arrival. He scored his first goal on his return to the club, on the opening match day's 3-3 draw with Vysočina Jihlava. Kisel confirmed on November 28, 2013 that he would retire after Slavia's match against Liberec on Monday 1 December.
Kisel had been in and out of the Slovakian national squad ever since he made his debut in 2002. He had also played several games for the Slovakian U-21 squad. He played several games in Slovakia's attempt to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and he scored his first goal in qualifying Slovakia's 4-0 thumping of Luxembourg.
- Score and result list Slovakia's goal tally first.
|1.||8 June 2005||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
With Sparta Prague:
With Sydney FC
- Slovak signing boosts Sydney FC Archived 10 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Slovakia international Karol Kisel to leave Sydney FC
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- "Karol Kisel re-signs for Sydney FC". The Daily Telegraph. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- "Do Slavie se vrátil Kisel, generálním ředitelem se stal Kusý" (in Czech). idnes. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2012.