MFK Ružomberok ( Slovak pronunciation: [ˈruʒomberok] () is a listen) 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. 
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
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.
Club partners [ edit ]
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.
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.
Michal Kutlík (at TJ Tatran Oravské Veselé)
Mikuláš Bumbera (at ŠKM Liptovský Hrádok)
Retired number(s) [ edit ]
Milan Penksa, Marek Rodák
MUDr. František Rigo, MUDr. Tibor Letko
Results [ edit ]
League and Cup history [ edit ]
Slovak League only (1993–present)
European competition history [ edit ]
Player records [ edit ]
Most goals [ edit ]
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 ]
Michal Bílek (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)
František Straka (June 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010)
Ladislav Jurkemik (July 1, 2010 – Oct 15, 2010)
Goran Milojević (Oct 16, 2010 – March 31, 2011)
Ladislav Jurkemik (April 1, 2011 – Sept 22, 2011)
Aleš Křeček (Sept 22, 2011 – June 30, 2012)
Ladislav Šimčo (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
Jozef Vukušič (July 1, 2013 – March 17, 2014)
Jozef Chovanec (March 17, 2014 – June 30, 2014)
Ladislav Šimčo (June 5, 2014 – Nov 17, 2014)
Ivan Galád (Nov 17, 2014 – Sept 2, 2015)
Ladislav Pecko (Sept 11, 2015–May 30, 2016)
Norbert Hrnčár (May 30, 2016-)
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 ]
Former managers [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]