Kornel Saláta

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Kornel Saláta
Kornel Saláta 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Kornel Saláta
Date of birth (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Kamenica nad Hronom, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Slovan Bratislava
Number 19
Youth career
VTJ Sokol Kamenica nad Hronom
FK Štúrovo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Matador Púchov 29 (4)
2006–2009 Artmedia Petržalka 49 (9)
2007 Banská Bystrica (loan) 17 (4)
2009–2010 Slovan Bratislava 47 (5)
2011–2014 Rostov 59 (4)
2013–2014 Tom Tomsk (loan) 7 (0)
2014– Slovan Bratislava 55 (4)
2014 Dunajská Streda (loan) 10 (2)
National team
2008– Slovakia 40 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 November 2016

Kornel Saláta (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈkornel ˈsalaːta]; born 24 January 1985) is a Slovak football defender of Hungarian descent who currently plays for ŠK Slovan Bratislava. Prior to his arrival to ŠK Slovan Bratislava he was playing for Russian Premier League club FC Rostov.[1]

Club career[edit]

Saláta made his the Corgoň Liga debut in the 2005–06 season for Matador Púchov. After season Púchov relegated to the Slovak First League and Saláta signed for Artmedia Petržalka. There he won the Corgoň Liga and the Slovak Cup in the 2007–08 season. In summer 2009, he moved to Slovan Bratislava, playing first match in the 2009 Slovak Super Cup. In January 2011, he signed four-year contract for Russian club FC Rostov for €1 million as one of the best Corgoň Liga defenders.

Saláta left FC Rostov in August 2014.[2]

International career[edit]

Saláta made his national team debut against Switzerland on 24 May 2008. He participated at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, playing 83 minutes in second group match against Paraguay.

International goals[edit]

Score and result list Slovakia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2013 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia
2–0
2–2
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 14 June 2015 Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina  Macedonia
1–0
2–1
Euro 2016 qualifier

Personal life[edit]

Saláta hails from the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.[3] He speaks both Slovak and Hungarian fluently, also with knowledge of Russian and English.[4]

Honours[edit]

Artmedia[edit]

Slovan[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ САЛАТА СТАЛ ФУТБОЛИСТОМ «РОСТОВА»
  2. ^ Салата покинул Ростов. http://soccer.ru (in Russian). soccer.ru. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Mégis lehet magyar játékos a focivébén" [Still may be Hungarian player on the football WC]. Heti Világgazdaság (in Hungarian). hvg.hu. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2011. In the Slovak squad is listed the ethnic Hungarian Kornél Saláta as well, who thus may participate on the 2010 football World Cup. (A szlovák válogatott keretében szerepel a magyar nemzetiségű Saláta Kornél is, aki így lehet, hogy részt vesz a 2010-es labdarúgó világbajnokságon.) 
  4. ^ "Teljesült Saláta Kornél álma" [The dream of Kornél Saláta came true]. Hungarian Television (in Hungarian). Telesport.hu. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2011. The defender of Slovan Bratislava – who speaks Hungarian fluently – is happy that he pleased his family and relatives. (A Slovan Bratislava – magyarul folyékonyan beszélő – védője boldog, hogy örömet szerzett családjának és a földijeinek.) 

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