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|Full name||Mário Pečalka|
|Date of birth||28 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Rudina, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Kysucké Nové Mesto|
|2004||→ Slovan Bratislava (loan)||6||(0)|
|2005||→ Lučenec (loan)|
|2006||→ Inter Bratislava (loan)||31||(1)|
|2011–2012||Hapoel Tel Aviv||19||(1)|
|2012||→ Slovan Bratislava (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011
Pečalka began playing football in his hometown club OFK Rudina. Later he moved to Kysucké Nové Mesto and then he played for the Czech Fourth Division team FK Mutěnice. In 2003, he came back to his home region to play for the Slovak Fourth League team TJ Slovan Rudinská. In 2004, he was on loan in Slovan Bratislava which was playing in the Slovak Second League in this time. After end of loan he signed for the Corgoň Liga club MŠK Žilina. He played for Žilina in 103 matches overall, scoring 4 goals. He twice won the Slovak title in Žilina. He became one of the best Corgoň Liga defenders and was selected to the national team in 2009. He played 5 group matches in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In February 2011, he signed for Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv. He made his debut for Hapoel in a 2–0 win against Maccabi Petah Tikva on 14 February 2011. In January 2012, he signed on loan at Slovan Bratislava for half a year. In May 2013, he announced the end of his professional career due persistent back problems.
Pečalka made his national team debut in a 2–3 defeat against Ukraine on 10 February 2009. He was called up to the Slovakia preliminary squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but manager Vladimír Weiss did not select him for the final tournament squad.
- Hapoel Tel Aviv