Karol Kisel

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Karol Kisel
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Kisel playing for Sydney FC in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-03-15) 15 March 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Košice, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Youth career
1984–1996 Lokomotíva Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Lokomotíva Košice 53 (5)
1998–2000 AS Trenčín 35 (3)
2000–2003 Bohemians Prague 83 (11)
2003–2005 Slovan Liberec 55 (8)
2005–2008 Sparta Prague 75 (12)
2009–2010 Sydney FC 29 (3)
2010–2011 Slavia Prague 27 (7)
2011–2012 Sydney FC 23 (4)
2012–2013 Slavia Prague 23 (7)
National team
2002–2009 Slovakia 25 (1)
* 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

Karol Kisel (born 15 March 1977) is a retired Slovak footballer.

Club career[edit]

He previously played for Lokomotíva Košice, Ozeta Dukla Trenčín, Bohemians Praha, Sparta Prague and FC Slovan Liberec.

Sydney FC[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Slavia Prague[edit]

Despite Sydney FC offering a new contract, Kisel declined the offer and returned to the Czech Republic to continue his law studies.[2] In June 2010 he signed a 1-year contract with Slavia Prague.[3] Kisel played as captain for the 2010–11 Gambrinus liga.[4] Kisel played his final game with Slavia Prague in their 3-1 win over Bohemians 1905.[5]

Return to Sydney FC[edit]

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.[6] Kisel's last game for Sydney FC was the away Elimination final against Wellington Phoenix on 30 March 2012.

Return to Slavia Prague[edit]

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.[7] 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.

International career[edit]

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.

International goal[edit]

Score and result list Slovakia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 June 2005 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg
2006 FIFA World Cup qualification


With Sparta Prague:

With Sydney FC


  1. ^ Slovak signing boosts Sydney FC Archived 10 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Slovakia international Karol Kisel to leave Sydney FC
  3. ^ "Kisel returned from Australia. Spartu vymenil za Slaviu Sparta exchanged for Slavia". aktualne.centrum.sk. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Kapitánem Slavie bude v nové sezoně Lukáš Jarolím" (in Czech). Česká televize. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Ve Slavii končí Zlámal a Vomáčka" (in Czech). sportovninoviny. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Karol Kisel re-signs for Sydney FC". The Daily Telegraph. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Do Slavie se vrátil Kisel, generálním ředitelem se stal Kusý" (in Czech). idnes. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2012.

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