MFK Ružomberok

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MFK Ružomberok
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Full name Mestský futbalový klub Ružomberok a.s.
Nickname(s) Ruža (The Rose)
Founded 1906; 111 years ago (1906)
as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
Ground Štadión pod Čebraťom,
Ružomberok
Ground Capacity 4,876
Owner Milan Fiľo
Chairman Ľubomír Golis
Head coach Norbert Hrnčár
League Fortuna Liga
2015–16 Fortuna Liga, 6th
Website Club home page

MFK Ružomberok (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈruʒomberok]) is a Slovak football club, playing in the city of Ružomberok.

History[edit]

Established in 1906, the club's colours have been traditionally white, yellow and red, which are also featured on the town's flag. However, the sponsor Mondi Business Paper SCP introduced new colours in 2005: orange, black and white.

In 1993 the club gained promotion to the Slovak Second Division for the first time and a second promotion to the Corgoň Liga in 1997. The clubs trophy cabinet stayed empty until their centenary year, when in 2006 they lifted both the Corgoň Liga title and the Slovak Cup with the help of 21 goals from the league's joint top scorer Erik Jendrišek. Other stars of the team in this successful season were Jan Nezmar and Marek Sapara. The team was coached at that time by František Komňacký who in February 2007 went on to SKVO Rostov-on-Don.[1]

The league win gained them entry into the Champions league second qualifying stage, there they met Swedish side Djurgårdens IF, Ružomberok lost the first leg 1–0 but managed to pull back the deficit to win 3–2 on aggregate. The next round saw them meet Russian champions CSKA Moscow, the team lost conceding 5 goals without reply.

Events timeline[edit]

  • 1906 – Founded as Rózsahegyi Sport Club
  • 1948 – Merged with SBZ Ruzomberok and Sokola SBZ Ružomberok
  • 1953 – Renamed DSO Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1955 – Revocation of the merger and renamed Iskra Ružomberok
  • 1957 – Renamed TJ BZVIL Ružomberok
  • 1989 – Renamed TJ BZ Ružomberok
  • 1992 – Renamed ŠK Texicom Ružomberok
  • 1995 – Renamed MŠK Ružomberok
  • 1996 – Renamed MŠK SCP Ružomberok, Slovak 2nd League champion
  • 2001 – First European qualification, 2001–02 UEFA Cup
  • 2003 – Renamed MFK Ružomberok
  • 2006 – Slovak champion, Slovak FA Cup winner
  • 2006 – Champions League qualification, 3rd round

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Slovak League Top Goalscorer[edit]

Slovak League Top scorer since 1993–94

Year Winner G
2003–04 Slovakia Roland Števko 17
2005–06 Slovakia Erik Jendrišek 211
2011–12 Slovakia Pavol Masaryk 18
1Shared award

Transfers[edit]

MFK have produced numerous players that have gone on to represent the Slovak national football team. Over the last period there has been a steady increase of young players leaving Ružomberok after a few years of first-team football and moving on to play football in leagues of a higher standard, mostly Czech First League (Igor Žofčák and Juraj Kucka to Sparta Prague in 2007 and 2009, Maroš Klimpl and Tomáš Oravec to Viktoria Žižkov in 2001 and 2002, Dušan Švento to SK Slavia Prague in 2005, Marián Had to Brno in 2004, Marek Bakoš to Viktoria Plzeň in 2009, and Tomáš Ďubek to Slovan Liberec in 2014). Other interesting transfers were 2005–06 best goalscorer Erik Jendrišek to German Hannover 96, Mulumba Mukendi to Russian FC Volga and Marek Sapara to Norwegian champion Rosenborg BK in 2006.

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1998–99 Erreà SCP
1999–2002 Adidas
2002–04 Diadora NEUSIEDLER
2004–07 Umbro NEUSIEDLER SCP
2007–08 Legea Mondi SCP
2008–12 Umbro
2012–13 Adidas
2013– MAESTRO

Club partners[edit]

source[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January 2017 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Slovakia DF Dominik Kružliak
3 Slovakia DF Ján Maslo
4 Slovakia MF Milan Ferenčík
6 Slovakia MF Michal Faško
7 Slovakia MF Peter Gál-Andrezly
8 Slovakia MF Tomáš Gerát
9 Czech Republic MF Jakub Mareš
10 Slovakia MF Martin Nagy
11 Slovakia FW Andrej Lovás
14 Slovakia DF Šimon Kupec
15 Slovakia FW Štefan Gerec
16 Slovakia DF Lukáš Ondrek
No. Position Player
17 Slovakia DF Peter Maslo
18 Slovakia MF Jakub Kudlička
19 Slovakia DF Matej Čurma
22 Slovakia DF Jozef Menich
24 Czech Republic MF Erik Daniel
26 Slovakia MF Tomáš Ďubek
27 Slovakia MF Marek Sapara (Captain)
29 Slovakia MF Dalibor Takáč
31 Slovakia FW Miloš Lačný
33 Slovakia GK Matúš Macík
34 Slovakia GK Ľuboš Hajdúch

For recent transfers, see List of Slovak football transfers winter 2016–17.

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Slovakia MF Milan Ferenčík (at MFK Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš)
Slovakia GK Tomáš Pažítka (at ŠK Tvrdošín)
No. Position Player
Slovakia DF Michal Kutlík (at TJ Tatran Oravské Veselé)
Slovakia MF Mikuláš Bumbera (at ŠKM Liptovský Hrádok)

Retired number(s)[edit]

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Owner Slovakia Milan Fiľo
General director Slovakia Ľubomír Golis
Sport director Slovakia Dušan Tittel
Head Coach Slovakia Norbert Hrnčár
Assistant Coach Slovakia Richard Höger
Goalkeeping Coach Slovakia Milan Penksa, Marek Rodák
Youth Coach Slovakia Ľuboš Hajdúch
Medical Staff Slovakia MUDr. František Rigo, MUDr. Tibor Letko
Masseur Slovakia Juraj Hervartovský
Custodian Slovakia Drahomír Bobák

Results[edit]

League and Cup history[edit]

Slovak League only (1993–present)

Season Division (Name) Pos./Teams Pl. W D L GS GA P Slovak Cup Europe Top Scorer (Goals)
1993–94 2nd (1. Liga) 11/(16) 30 12 5 13 48 53 29
1994–95 2nd (1. Liga) 6/(16) 30 14 2 14 47 33 44
1995–96 2nd (1. Liga) 6/(16) 30 14 5 11 54 44 47 Slovakia Eduard Mydliar (13)
1996–97 2nd (1. Liga) 1/(18) 34 23 5 6 78 19 78 Semi-finals Slovakia Viliam Hýravý (18)
1997–98 1st (Mars Superliga) 11/(16) 30 9 9 12 35 49 36 First round Slovakia Eduard Mydliar (7)
1998–99 1st (Mars Superliga) 7/(16) 30 12 10 8 31 31 46 Quarter-finals Slovakia Eduard Mydliar (9)
1999–00 1st (Mars Superliga) 7/(16) 30 13 7 10 29 26 46 Second round Slovakia Eduard Mydliar (7)
2000–01 1st (Mars Superliga) 3/(10) 36 15 10 11 51 48 55 Runners-up Slovakia Tomáš Oravec (11)
2001–02 1st (Mars Superliga) 4/(10) 36 15 9 12 49 41 54 Second round UC R1 (France Troyes) Slovakia Tomáš Oravec (9)
2002–03 1st (Slovak Super Liga) 8/(10) 36 12 7 17 45 60 43 First round Slovakia Roland Števko (12)
2003–04 1st (Corgoň Liga) 3/(10) 36 15 10 11 53 47 55 First round Slovakia Roland Števko (22)
2004–05 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(10) 36 11 10 15 50 57 43 Second round Slovakia Roland Števko (11)
2005–06 1st (Corgoň Liga) 1/(10) 36 26 2 8 65 28 80 Winners Slovakia Erik Jendrišek (21)
2006–07 1st (Corgoň Liga) 4/(12) 28 10 7 11 25 29 37 Second round CL
UC
QR3 (Russia CSKA Moscow)
R1 Belgium (Club Brugge)
Slovakia Róbert Rák (11)
2007–08 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 14 9 46 43 44 Third round Slovakia Marek Bakoš (10)
2008–09 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5/(12) 33 12 11 10 48 34 47 Semi-finals Slovakia Miloš Lačný (11)
2009–10 1st (Corgoň Liga) 5/(12) 33 13 8 12 33 35 47 Third round Ukraine Oleksandr Pyschur (11)
2010–11 1st (Corgoň Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 11 12 23 33 41 Quarter-finals Czech Republic Karel Kroupa (5)
2011–12 1st (Corgoň Liga) 6/(12) 33 11 11 11 39 34 44 Second round Slovakia Pavol Masaryk (18)
2012–13 1st (Corgoň Liga) 6/(12) 33 12 9 12 36 46 45 Quarter-finals Slovakia Tomáš Ďubek (13)
2013–14 1st (Corgoň Liga) 4/(12) 33 15 5 13 56 51 50 Semi-finals Cameroon Léandre Tawamba (13)
2014–15 1st (Fortuna Liga) 7/(12) 33 10 10 13 41 45 40 Second round Slovakia Pavol Masaryk (9)
2015–16 1st (Fortuna Liga) 6/(12) 33 12 9 12 42 41 45 Semi-finals Slovakia Miloš Lačný (10)
2016-17 1st (Fortuna Liga) /(12) Fifth Round

European competition history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Belarus FC Belshina Bobruisk 3–1 0–0 3–1
1. Round France Troyes AC 1–0 1–6 2–6
2006–07 Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round Sweden Djurgarden 0–1 3–1 3–1
3rd Qualifying Round Russia CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–3 0–5
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1. Round Belgium Club Brugge 0–1 1–1 1–2

Player records[edit]

Most goals[edit]

# Nat. Name Goals
1 Slovakia Roland Števko 59
2 Slovakia Tomáš Ďubek 43
3 Slovakia Miloš Lačný 42
4 Slovakia Erik Jendrišek 30
5 CzechoslovakiaSlovakia Viliam Hýravý 26

Players whose name is listed in bold are still active.

Notable players[edit]

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for MFK.

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.

Managers[edit]

Former reserve team[edit]

MFK Ružomberok B was a Slovak football club, based in Ružomberok, formerly of the Slovak 2. liga. It was the reserve team of MFK Ružomberok. Ružomberok B's best result in Slovak 2. liga was a 7th position in 2009–10 season and 2011–12 season. In May 2012 the club withdrew from the Slovak 2. liga. Their place in the league was taken by FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín. Notable former players which later played First league were: Štefan Pekár, Libor Hrdlička, Juraj Dovičovič, Lukáš Greššák, Juraj Dovičovič and Roland Števko.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place
2007–08 3. liga 1st (promoted)
2008–09 2. liga 8th
2009–10 2. liga 7th
2010–11 2. liga 10th
2011–12 2. liga 7th

Former managers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]